MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Aug. 25 Studio Decorative Art auction was filled with an eclectic mix of items from the 18th century to the present, appealing to a range of buyers. Classic cars and classic design went hand in hand to appeal to buyers. Moran’s Studio auctions continue to appeal to customers looking to add to both novice and established collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
A selection of items from the mid-20th century brought out the collectors at Sunday’s auction. A signed yearbook from Pasadena’s own Jackie Robinson brought $1,375 from an online bidder (above). A sleek dining table from famed designer John Dickinson brought $2,812 at the auction. All prices realized include Moran’s 25 percent buyer’s premium.
A 1955 Cadillac four-door sedan (below), a restorer’s dream with its clean lines and midcentury styling, created a bidding war when it hit the block, going home with one collector for $5,625.
Elegant furnishings and décor continue to appeal to buyers at Moran’s Studio Auctions. Those forward-thinking buyers looking to add to their holiday tables found plenty of Steuben glassware at the auction. A set of 12 water goblets, one of nine lots of Steuben stemware, brought $1,187.
A beautifully made English silver centerpiece bowl brought $1,500.
An unusual Welsh dresser sparked ed a bidding war among the online bidders, surpassing its $500-800 estimate to sell for $1,375.
A sweet jewelry cabinet decorated with etchings of Austrian castles and villas soared above its $500-$700 estimate to bring $1,187.
Fine Chinese furnishings were among the top lots of the auction. A set of porcelain ginger jars consigned from a local collection brought $2,250.
A stunning pair of Chinese vases was easily the most popular lot on view before the auction and soared past the $400-$600 estimate to bring $3,750.
A group of Asian decorative items included a pair of peach-form pots brought $2,812. A beautifully painted Chinese porcelain plaque brought $1,250, well over its $500-$700 estimate.