Abell Auction

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Founded in 1916, Abell Auction Company is the premier West Coast auction house for fine art, antiques, jewelry, and 20th century design. Now in our fourth generation, Abell is committed to handling every transaction with absolute professionalism, efficiency, and transparency. We are uniquely situated in the nation's second largest market for fine and decorative art, allowing us to draw a constant influx of quality appointments from prominent West Coast estates. Our personable and knowledgeable staff can help with all questions. Please check our website as we update constantly www.abell.com
 

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Abell Presents The Estate of Larry FlyntAbell Auction Co. is proud to present the estate of Larry Flynt (1942?2021), the iconic public figure who helmed the HUSTLER empire and worked tirelessly to expand the parameters of free speech in America. Featuring a collection of American slag glass lamps, art deco lighting, Empire furniture, appointments, and much more. The objects of art in this sale were personally collected by Flynt, who was an aficionado of antiques and at one point owned an antique and collectibles store on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. The treasures on offer here adorned the legendary headquarters of Larry Flynt Publications, known as the Flynt Building, at the intersection of La Cienega Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Flynt acquired the ten-story modernist building in the mid-1990s and decorated his palatial offices with thousands of artworks, ranging from classically inspired paintings and Tiffany- and Handel-style lamps to marble and bronze statues. Items in this estate adorned the Flynt Building penthouse, furnished with more than 100 sitting areas, each with its own paintings, lamps, flowers, ornamental vases and gilded and carved furniture. These myriad objects of art reflect Flynt?s one-of-a-kind personality and luxurious lifestyle. From a young age, Flynt was a keen provocateur with an eye for business. Born in 1942, he grew up in poverty in Kentucky and Indiana and dropped out of school at an early age. After stints in the armed forces and at a General Motors plant, he opened the first HUSTLER Club, in Dayton, Ohio, in the late 1960s. Flynt followed its success with a string of clubs across the state and in 1972 created a simple black-and-white newsletter to promote them. This newsletter evolved into HUSTLER Magazine, Flynt?s flagship adult publication, which became famous for its explicit photos, irreverent cartoons and political exposés. Nothing was off limits for HUSTLER. Over the course of his lifetime, Flynt was involved in a great number of legal battles and became
Starts on: Dec 13, 2022 12:00 PM EST
Los Angeles, CA, US

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Theodore
Morgan, UT

Nov 18, 2022
Easy Transaction and Exactly as described.
Always nice to work with an auction house that takes the time to accurately describe the piece being bid on for purchase. Will trust to purchase again. Thanks!
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MID-CENTURY MODERN CREDENZA

William
La Habra Heights, CA

Oct 24, 2022
Best Auction house in California
Very efficient and well run auction
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ENGLISH CARVED OAK TRUNK

Harry
Berlin, DE

Oct 17, 2022
Excellent service and lots of patience! Much appreciated!
Very big and difficult to handle item, Abell Auction team was very helpful!
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HELMUT NEWTON SUMO BOOK

Vikki
Gig Harbor, WA

Oct 04, 2022
Easy to deal with and prompt to answer my questions.
Easy to deal with and prompt to answer my questions.
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RSTK AMPHORA POTTERY VASE

Abraham
La Jolla, CA

Sep 28, 2022
Excellent
Excellent
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MOTHER OF PEARL-INLAID ROSEWOOD DRESSER BOX

JianFeng
Rosemead, CA

Sep 26, 2022
their reputation as a leading auction house.
their reputation as a leading auction house.
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MODERNIST CHROME & GLASS CHANDLEIER

Peter
Los Angeles, CA

Sep 19, 2022
Always a pleasure.
Smooth transaction.
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BARCELONA-STYLE OTTOMAN

Barry
Beverly Hills, CA

Sep 08, 2022
always a good auction house
good auction house
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