LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions will greet the summer season in a big way with two sales dedicated to decorative arts. Its Sunday, June 18 auction features the collection of Stuart and Phyllis Moldaw of Atherton, California, curated by Anthony Hail. The collection includes a broad selection of Chinese porcelain as well as Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinnerware, along with furnishings and accessories. Three days later, on Wednesday, June 21, there will be a signature Design for the Home and Garden auction, including property from the estate of Jack Lemmon; collections of renowned interior designers Hendrix Allardyce, John Cole and Craig Wright; plus private sources in Beverly Hills and Palos Verdes Estates. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Stuart and Phyllis Moldaw both had refined eyes for beauty. They began working with Anthony (Tony) Hail, arbiter of style and esteemed San Francisco decorator. Phyllis and Tony developed an aesthetic partnership that transformed the Moldaws’ Goody Steinberg-designed house into their dream home. Eager to learn the history of each acquisition Tony assisted her with, Phyllis found herself especially drawn to fine porcelain and silver.
Led by historic Chinese ceramics and export porcelain, the Moldaws’ collection, offered on June 18, is broad-ranging, from a carved celadon longquan charger estimated at $2,000-$3,000, and a peach bloom water pot estimated at $1,500-$2,000, to blanc de chine censers, polychrome lotus-form vessels to export famille rose tureens, platters and serving ware, large scale figural candlesticks, armorial place settings and Rockefeller pattern tableware.
Phyllis Moldaw also cultivated an appreciation for European porcelain, including Herend, notably the Rothschild bird and Fortuna patterns, as well as Meissen and Sevres, and amassed an extensive service of Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinnerware that’s been divided into 25 lots with estimates ranging from $400-$7,000, plus whimsical table decorations by Ann Gordon.
The Moldaws’ collection also includes Asian and European furniture, such as a Chinese hardwood bench, estimated at $1,500-$2,000, as well as lacquer tables and an impressive gilt and black coromandel lacquer eight-panel floor screen with an estimate of $8,000-$12,000. European furnishing highlights include a late Regency leather-upholstered armchair, estimated at $800-$1,200, a pair of Louis XVI white-painted fauteuils bearing an estimate of $2,000-$3,000, and a Steinway & Sons piano.
Fine silver features a Puiforcat Royal pattern flatware service that carries an estimate of $8,000-$12,000, as well as pieces by Buccellati, Tiffany & Co. and William van Erp. The Moldaws’ extensive reference library focusing on Chinese works of art will also be included.
The June 21 Design for the Home and Garden auction of nearly 300 lots offers high-end antiques, clocks, designer furnishings, fine art, sculpture, silver, gold and gemstone jewelry and carpets from collections of distinguished interior decorators and other sources.
The fine silver offerings run the gamut from a pair of Regency meat domes by Paul Storr from 1811, estimated at $10,000-$15,000; a William IV well-and-tree platter from the Pembroke service, also by Storr, dating to 1834 and estimated at $10,000-$15,000; to a collection of sterling and Sheffield plate argyles and an Elizabeth I communion cup. Another standout is a pair of George III convertible two-light candelabra by William Tuite, dating to 1764 and estimated at $10,000-$15,000, as well as a German silver nef, estimated at $1,500-$2,000, from the estate of Jack Lemmon.
Fine jewelry offerings feature diamond, gemstone and gold rings, necklaces, earclips and a sinuous 18K gold bracelet with an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.
Chic furnishings from the collections of renowned designers, including the lines of Hendrix Allardyce and Dennis & Leen, are featured. So too are hand-picked pieces from private collections, such as an early 19th-century Continental Neoclassical gilt bronze and Spanish Brocatelle marble table, estimated at $2,000-$3,000, from the collection of Craig Wright, along with an intricate circa-1900 Anglo-Indian inlaid hardwood side cabinet, estimated at $1,500-$2,000.
Original fine art, multiples and sculpture will include pieces such as Rafael Coronel’s Man in Red, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; a dynamic bronze by Charles Vital-Cornu titled La Gloire, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; and a large domestic scene by Lovis Cornith, estimated at $20,000-$30,000; as well as pieces by Woods Davy, Desmond Fountain, Franco Gentilini, Adrien Gaudez, Pegge Hopper, Bruce Houston, Miura Kenichi, Alfred Lanson, Charles Perron, Benito Tarabella, James Tissot, Alfred Vickers and Larry Zabel.
An array of carpets, rugs and runners, including a room-size Sarouk Fereghan with an estimate of $20,000-$30,000 will be offered, as well as a selection of English and Continental mantel and tall case clocks from makers such as Aldred, Barraud, Johannes Beidelrock, Robert Downes, Fizel Aine, John Hitchin, John Juler, Thomas Naylor and Thomas Utting.
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