LOS ANGELES – A La Cornue Grand Palais Château Series custom range, complete with a teppanyaki grill, found a new home for $25,000 at Andrew Jones Auctions’ first DTLA Collections & Estates Auction of the new year, held Jan. 20. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale featured a vast selection of over 500 lots of market fresh furnishings, decorations and accessories, including fine art, antiques, modern design, Asian works of art, estate jewelry, fine silver and Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, all pulled from several local collections and estates. Bidders found it a fun and sustainable way to shop for fine furnishings and accessories.
“We continue to welcome regular clients as well as brand new buyers for each auction,” said company president Andrew Jones. “Collectors, decorators, young families and influencers are enjoying the fun of auction and buying pieces they love.” The La Cornue range (above) was the sale’s top lot, while another home décor item – an elegant copper double slipper bathtub – hit $3,750.
All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.
Asian works of art, encompassing jades and hardstones, ceramics and metal wares from a private collection, performed well. Most notably, a six-piece group of Asian blue and white porcelain (below) fetched $13,750.
Antiquities also generated global interest, particularly a Greek red figure askos from the fourth century B.C. that sold for $3,250.
A vintage Garton pink “Kidillac” pedal car accelerated to $1,125.
An incredibly affordable, a suite of sunflower form garden furniture, went to a happy bidder for $312.
The DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) Collections & Estates Auction offered something for every taste and pocketbook. The day included refreshments, snacks and a box lunch. It offered a great way to browse, learn and buy.
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.