Abell Auction to sell estates of game show host, resistance leader Feb. 24
LOS ANGELES – Abell Auction Co. will offer a stunning array of fine art, antiques, 20th-century design and jewelry from prominent Southern California estates on Sunday, Feb. 24. Live bidding begins at 10 a.m. Pacific time online and at the gallery, 2613 Yates Ave. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale features an impressive collection of mid-century furniture from the estate of Ann and Bill Cullen (1920-1990), a famed American radio and television personality who hosted more than 25 game shows in a career spanning over five decades. From 1956 to 1966, he hosted the initial daytime and primetime versions of The Price Is Right. He was also a panelist on I’ve Got a Secret and To Tell the Truth, where he also guest hosted on occasion. Throughout his entire career in radio and television, Cullen hosted more than 25,000 individual episodes of radio and television shows.
Abell is also honored to present antique German carved wood armoires, coffers and credenzas from the estate of prominent Santa Barbara humanitarians Dr. Christel Bejenke Wittenstein and Dr. George (Jürgen) Wittenstein, who was a leader of the German “White Rose” Nazi resistance group and one of its only members to survive the Holocaust.
The exclusive assortment of auction items includes:
– Fine art by Paul Augustin Aizpiri, Phil Dyke, Peter Max, Ed Moses (2), Jean Lambert-Rucki and Theo Tobiasse.
– Modern and contemporary prints and multiples by George Braque, Leonora Carrington (2), Marc Chagall (5), David Hockney (2), Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Miro (2), Robert Motherwell (2), Pablo Picasso (2), Richard Serra, Rufino Tamayo and Andy Warhol (below).
– Jewelry: an 18K emerald and diamond ring (below); an 18K yellow, white gold, platinum and diamond ring (7.08 carats); a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold, coral and chrysoprase Maltese cross brooch; a Tiffany & Co. yellow, white gold, diamond and coral flower brooch; a Zolotas 18K white, yellow gold diamond, ruby and cultured pearl suite; and a Cartier 18K gold, diamond and jadeite ring, and pair of gold hoop earrings.
– Antiques: A French ormolu-mounted mahogany commode à vantaux signed Linke (below), French ormolu-mounted parquetry inlaid and marble top commode signed Linke, a pair of Louis XVI ormolu mounted and marble top tables, four Louis XVI open armchairs signed Jacob Paris, and a pair of French Regence gilt wood mirrors.
For details contact Abell Auction Co. at call 800-404-2235.