Andrew Jones’ debut designers auction a big hit

Andrew Jones’ debut designers

The top lot of the sale was this beautiful ebonized Bosendorfer grand piano, Model B225, serial number 38972-9807, circa 1986, 88 inches in length. Price realized: $46,250. Andrew Jones Auctions image

 LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The results of Andrew Jones Auctions’ first-ever auction of Collections Curated by Designers of Distinction were nothing short of phenomenal, as 97 percent of lots found new owners in a sale that totaled just under $2 million. The event was held Feb. 23, in the downtown Los Angeles gallery at 2221 S. Main St. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

The sale consisted of nearly 500 lots, pulled from six California collections assembled by legends of interior design: Kalef Alaton, Craig Wright, Henrix Allardyce, Therien & Co. Inc., Steven Volpe and James Lumsden. Luxuriously upholstered chairs, elegant occasional tables, Chinoiserie decoration, fine art selections and exquisite objects struck a chord with bidders.

“We seem to have turned back the clock to a time when richly appointed interiors were the paradigm,” said Andrew Jones, president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “It was exciting to see so many decorators, collectors and grand millennials – many of them new clients – battle for each lot. It’s a great shot in the arm for traditional quality works with important provenance.”

Andrew Jones’ debut designers

Fine English cut and molded glass 24-light chandelier, made in the mid-19th century by Perry & Co., approximately 78 inches in height and 52 inches in diameter. Price realized: $40,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

The top lot of the sale was a beautiful ebonized Bosendorfer grand piano from the estate of Yasuko and Maury Kraines that fetched $46,250. From the same collection, a spectacular Victorian glass 24-light chandelier by Perry & Co. reached $40,000. The estate of Francis A. Martin III included a chic pair of Louis XVI bronze and marble étagères that achieved $45,000.

Andrew Jones’ debut designers

Pair of fine Louis XVI gilt bronze and marble two tier étagères, late 18th century, 37¼ inches tall by 51 inches wide. Price realized: $45,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

A wonderful collection from a Beverly Hills residence was highlighted by a colorful North Italian Rococo japanned commode in the manner of Pietro Massa, Piedmont that gaveled for $27,500.

Andrew Jones’ debut designers

North Italian Rococo parcel gilt blue and polychrome japanned Chinoiserie decorated commode, Pietro Massa, Piedmont, mid-18th century, 38½in tall. Price realized: $27,500. Andrew Jones Auctions image

and a sinuous Chinese huanghuali armchair knocked down for $37,500. Also, Craig Wright’s stylish pair of Regence style bergères by Maison Jansen changed hands for $12,500.

Andrew Jones’ debut designers

Chinese huanghuali yoke back armchair dating to the Ming Dynasty. Price realized: $37,500. Andrew Jones Auctions image

Andrew Jones Auctions opened in summer 2018 and is the only full-service fine art and antique auction house in downtown Los Angeles. The staff has a wealth of knowledge and international experience, having worked for many years at major auction houses in America and Europe, scouring property from across North America. The firm’s auctions are diverse and eclectic and feature fine items in many collecting categories spanning the 16th through the 21st centuries.

Andrew Jones’ debut designers

Pair of Regence-style gilt and white painted Maison Jansen bergères, 20th century, 39in tall, 31in wide, depth of seat 22½in. Price realized: $12,500. Andrew Jones Auctions image

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