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AMES AUCTIONEERS GALLERY HISTORY Ames Auctioneers established its tradition of client satisfaction in Los Angeles from its very beginnings in 1933. That was the year that Rudolph Kaiser (“RK”) Ames first opened the Ames Art Gallery on First Street and Western Avenue. In the beginning, RK purchased entire estates, including real property with the purpose of providing his clients a full-service outlet for their estates. In 1935, the gallery moved to Camden and Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, establishing itself as the top auction house servicing the area. Originally from Deluth, Minnesota, RK came to Los Angeles with his loving family, which included his young son, Al. Young Al was active in the family business until the outbreak of World War II. In 1945, Major Al Ames returned home to resume his position as a full partner in the gallery. Shortly thereafter, the business move to larger quarters once again: to 8725 Wilshire Boulevard, where it remained until 1990. 1947 was a stellar year for the 32 year old Al Ames. In addition to being a partner in a successful auction gallery, his son Jeffrey was born. Following in the family tradition, young Jeffrey at age ten sold soft drinks to the audience during the auctions. By age twelve, he was working after school and weekends unpacking items as they arrived, and “spotting” bidders during auctions. With the passing of Jeffrey’s grandfather, RK, in 1961, Jeffrey became a more integral part of the gallery assisting his father, Al. Jeffrey had the distinct pleasure of being trained by both his grandfather and his father. In 1968, by age 21, Jeffrey assumed partnership beside his father, continuing the Ames tradition. After Al’s stroke in 1973, Jeffrey assumed full responsibility of running the gallery. In the same year, Jeffrey married Elizabeth, who became his life partner and business partner. Al knew the tradition of the gallery in the able hands of his son when in 1975 Jeffrey negotiated the acquisition of the Harold Lloyd Estate on behalf of the gallery. The sale of the Lloyd estate further enhanced the strong reputation of the family business. Since the 1940s, the gallery had represented such estates as Fanny Brice, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Coleman, Eddie Cantor, Edward G. Robinson, Cary Grant among countless others. Al remained an advisor and partner to his son until his passing in 1990. Shortly following the passing of the second generation of auctioneers, the gallery relocated to Roscoe Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, where it remaines a strong force on the Los Angeles auction scene since 1991. Again, keeping with the tradition of major auctions, in 2003 and in 2004, they conducted the Oprah Winfrey sale. Ames Auctioneers continues to offer the best in service, client satisfaction, and a wide array of fine arts and collectibles to be found on the west coast. The tradition continues.
 
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Van Nuys, CA 91406
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19th C. FRENCH DORE BRONZE BRACKET STYLE  CLOCK. URN
15  PC  LOUIS XV STYLE DINING SET.  CONSISTING OF APR. ANTIQUE CHINESE LACQUER & NING PO CABINETS. CENTER
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GERMAN LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING ON BOARD.  DEPICTING
LATE 19th C. FRENCH LOUIS XV STYLE BOMBE COMMODE WITH 2TIFFANY STUDIOS  BRONZE COUNTER BALANCE FLOOR LAMP.
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8 PC.  LOUIS XV STYLE SATIN MAHOGANY BEDROOM SET.
CHINESE HORN SHAPED HAT HOLDER.  TEAKWOOD  STAND. GOOD.62 PIECE SET HEREND PORCELAIN DINNER WARE. ORANGE
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13 PIECE LOUIS XV STYLE DINING SET.  COPY OF A  F.
STERLING SILVER  AND TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE.JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NECKLACE.  DECORATED WITH FRUIT.
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24 LIGHT FRENCH BRONZE BACCARAT CHANDELIER. CHANDELIER
SEMI-ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN THROW RUG. MULTI COLOR GEOMETRICSEMI-ANTIQUE HEREZ THROW RUG. BROWN BACKGROUND WITH BLU
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ROYAL COPENHAGEN  "FLORA DANICA"  COVERED  TUREEN. "POT
800 OVAL  GERMAN SILVER CENTER BOWL.  CORINTHIAN STYLE JAPANESE CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF  A  WISEMAN. SHAPED TEA
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ANTIQUE  FRENCH GAVEAU LOUIS XV STYLE GRAND PIANO WITH
LARGE ENGLISH  CLARICE CLIFF  POTTERY  WALL PLATE. DEPICHINESE RED SILK EMBROIDERED PANEL OF A  WISE MAN AND
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OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS OF A NUDE, RECLINING WOMEN. SIGN
HOWARD & CO.  N.Y.  STERLING SILVER  TEAPOT  ON STAND. STAINED GLASS WINDOW  OF "SAINT GEORGE FOR MERRY  ENGLA
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18/19th C. LARGE PAIR OF CARVED STONE LIONS. LIFE SIZE.
3 PC. OPALINE GLASS VANITY/DRESSER SET. CONSISTING OF ASTERLING SILVER TRAY. RAISED FLORAL OPEN WORKED BORDERS
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180: 18th C FRENCH LOUIS XVI  7 PC. SALON  SET. CONSIST
135: 4 PC.  REED & BARTON STERLING SILVER TEA & COFFEE 138: 81 PC. HEIRLOOM STERLING SILVER FLATWARE. "VIVANT"
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176: SET OF 6 ANTIQUE FRENCH SEVRES PORCELAIN PORTRAIT
216: ART DECO BRONZE  SCULPTURE OF A  NUDE LADY & A SWA108: FRENCH R. LALIQUE GLASS VASE. GREEN STAINED MOSAIC
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182: ARISTIDE MAILLOL BRONZE SCULPTURE ENTITLED "LE FEM
216: ORIENTAL CORAL  CARVING OF APPROX. 20 MONKEYS. RES217: CHINESE CARVED CORAL DRAGON DECORATED SCEPTER. FII
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174: EARLY 20TH C. 4 PC L XV STLYE FRENCH BEDROOM SET.
182: FRENCH R. LALIQUE IRIDESCENT BLUE  BOWL. ENTITLED121: ERTE SERIGRAPH LIMITED EDITION ENTITLED "HARVEST".
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180: ANT 3 PC FRENCH BRONZE AND MARBLE CLOCK SET
176: ANT FRENCH GAVEAU LOUIE XV STYLE GRAND PIANO179: LATE 17TH/ 18TH C. OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS OF LADY
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181: HELEN BRADLEY ENGLISH OIL PTG. BD. OF TWO LADIES.
81: OIL PTG. CNV. 0F A WINTER PARIS STREET SCENE. SIGNE160: 19TH C. OIL PTG. CNV. DEPICTING A RELIGIOUS SCENE
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175: LG. AMERICAN BRONZE FIGURAL SCULPTURE. DEPICTING T
205: ANTIQUE FRENCH GILT & GESSO LARGE WALL MIRROR. OPE100: WM. KNABE AMPICO PLAYER GRAND PIANO & BENCH. SERIA
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163: AMERICAN ANT. OIL PTG. CNV.  DEPICTING FIGURES W/
176: 18TH C. FRENCH/ITALIAN CARVED CONSOLE TABLE. GILTW178: ANTIQUE OIL PTG. CNV. OF THE COUNTESS OF OXFORD. D
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147: ANTIQUE FRENCH LXV STYLE CARVED GILTWOOD BED. OPEN
197: OIL PTG/CNV OF A SEMI-NUDE WOMAN STANDING IN FRONT187: 18TH/19TH C. OIL PTG/CNV. OF A YOUNG LADY  WEARING
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150: MAHOGANY SCHAFER & SONS 5' 9" GRAND PIANO IN A LXV
171: TIFFANY STUDIO NEW YORK ART GLASS TABLE LAMP. 16"165: 19TH C. FRENCH LXV STYLE BOMBE M.T. COMMODE. C185
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180: 1938 STEINWAY OAK MONITOR GRAND PIANO. SERIAL # 29
219: PR. CHINESE PORCELAIN VASES. ENAMEL FLORAL AND BIR47: 2 CHINESE PORCELAIN WALL VASES. ONE IS RED WITH LAN
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146: LIFE SIZE BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A LADY W/ CUPIDS. EN
110: JAPANESE CARVED IVORY FLOWER IN THE SHAPE OF AN IR107: 6 JAPANESE CARVED IVORY FLORAL GROUPS. EACH GROUP
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105: PR. BLUE  CHINESE MING CLOISONNE TEAPOTS. MULTI-CO
9: ANTIQUE "CHANTANGUA ROLLER ORGAN". FRUITWOOD CASE W/316: LOT OF 14 MISC. STERLING SILVER PCS. OF FLATWARE.
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87: AUSTRIAN OIL PTG.CNV. OF A SEMI-NUDE WOMAN SITTING
68: CHINESE JADE & STERLING SILVER CHAMBER STICK. MUTTO177: LLADRO PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A YOUNG GIRL. ENT.  "SH
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131: JOSEPH CSAKY (1888-1971).  BRONZE SCULPTURE ENTITL
110: CHINESE JADE & STERLING SILVER CHAMBER STICK. CARV116: PR. CHINESE CARVED IVORY PHOENIX BIRDS PERCHED ON
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