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Andrew Jones hosts stylish collections & estates auction April 19

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Late Roman mosaic panel of an urn, probably fourth century, 25½in tall (est. $2,000-$4,000). Andrew Jones Auctions

LOS ANGELES –Andrew Jones Auctions’ online collections and estates auction on Sunday, April 19, will feature a vast selection of market-fresh furnishings, decorations and accessories. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will feature over 500 lots of important antiques and fine art. Andrew Jones Auctions will be the place to find unique, fun, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary accessories and furnishings, as well as luxe décor and statement pieces for the home, loft, gallery and retail space.

“In these uncertain times we want to keep connected to our clients and community,” said company president and CEO Andrew Jones.  He added, “We have a fantastic, varied sale that will appeal to online buyers the world over.”

The DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) Collections & Estates auction will feature fine art, antiques, Asian works of art, design, decorations, fine jewelry, accessories, vintage and limited edition bindings and vintage finds from local private sources, including property from two private Beverly Hills collections: one curated by Hendrix Allardyce and the other the collection of Yasuko and Maury Kraines, with furnishings curated by Kalef Alaton.

Also up for bid will be property from the Bobby Burns family, property from the estate of Edward and Mildred Lewis of Bel Air, property from the estate of Pat and Jerry Epstein, residences decorated by James Lumsden, property from the estate Francis A. Martin III of San Francisco curated by Steven Volpe, property from Donna Livingston Design in Los Angeles and the collection of Bryan Reitter Designs.

Antiquities to modern design and everything in between will be on offer, including a late Roman mosaic panel of an urn, circa fourth century (above; est. $2,000-$4,000) and an Etruscan terra-cotta votive head (est. $2,000-$4,000).

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Etruscan terra-cotta votive head mounted on a stand, overall 12 inches tall (est. $2,000-$4,000). Andrew Jones Auctions

A Kashmiri gilt-bronze figure of a seated Buddha with inlaid silver eyes, possibly dating to the 12th century (est. $10,000-$12,000), is an expected top lot of the Asian works of art section.

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Kashmiri gilt bronze figure of seated Buddha with inlaid silver eyes, possibly 12th century, 4¼in tall (est. $10,000-$12,000). Andrew Jones Auctions

An Art Deco style silvered wood console table based on the model formerly in the collection of Nelson and Happy Rockefeller (est. $800-$1,200) is an interesting counterpoint to the early 19th century Chinese Export black and gilt lacquer games table (est. $1,200-$1,800). Elegant seat furniture by McGuire, Rose Tarlow and others with upholstered in rich fabrics like Fortuny silk and Mozart velvet will add color and style, like a pair of Louis XV-style paint-decorated fauteuils from the second half of the 20th century (est. $800-$1,200).

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Early 19th century Chinese Export black and gilt lacquer games table, having a top with four counter recesses, the reticulated frieze fitted with a single drawer (est. $1,200-$1,800). Andrew Jones Auctions

Historic signed documents from the likes of the Marquis de Lafayette, Benjamin Disraeli, Calvin Coolidge and others highlight the books and manuscripts offerings, which also include first edition collections from legendary authors Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck and Jack London.

A range of fine art will include California plein air works from Charles Muench, modern pieces from the likes of Jim Morphesis, Gene Logan and Fritz Scholder, ceramics by Peter Shire and photo prints by Frank Gehry, including a plate from Walt Disney Concert Hall portfolio, 2003 (est. $600-$1,000).

Fine designer jewelry and watches from Audemars Piguet, David Yurman, John Hardy, Judith Ripka, Rolex, Tiffany & Co. and others, in a wide array of price points, will entice buyers. A pair of Vhernier diamond and 18K gold ear clips (est. $4,000-$6,000) are statement pieces. A whimsical and colorful Tony Duquette carved ruby in fuchsite, emerald, diamond and 18K gold brooch (est. $2,500-$3,500) is another highlight, along with a striking cultured pearl, amethyst, diamond and 18K gold necklace (est. $2,000-$3,000).

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Pair of Vhernier diamond and 18K gold ear clips with an estimated total diamond weight of 1.75 carats; signed Vhernier, no. 208, with Italian assay marks (est. $4,000-$6,000). Andrew Jones Auctions

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