LOS ANGELES – Fall is nearly here and so is Andrew Jones Auctions’ next DTLA Collections and Estates auction, slated for Sunday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The Andrew Jones Auctions gallery is the venue where bidders will find different, 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. The sale will include over 500 lots of Asian works of art, books and manuscripts, fine art, antiques, modern design, antiquities, rugs and vintage finds.
“We have so many great auctions lined up this fall,” said company president Andrew Jones. “Some are new themed events, some are popular mixed genre. I’m excited for the season and excited to be kicking it off with this fantastically eclectic DTLA Collections and Estates sale.”
The Sept. 15 auction will feature a vast array of Asian works of art, including significant Chinese pieces such as a Ming Dynasty red and gilt lacquered altar table (above), which was included in the Joslyn Museum’s 2008 exhibition “Elegance of the Qing Court: Reflections of a Dynasty Through its Art.”
Asian ceramics will be highlighted by a Song Dynasty carved Cizhou style meiping vase (below).
Paintings will feature a charming autumn landscape oil on board by Tianci Su (1922-2006).
Asian works of art will also feature embroideries, furniture, porcelains, jade and hardstone carvings, books, paintings, bamboo brush pots, scrolls, a six-piece silver cocktail set, Meiji shibiyama panels, furniture and more.
Books and manuscripts will run gamut, from the complete Luxus edition of Salvador Dali’s Biblia Sacra, pulled from the estate of Marion Scharffenberger in Rolling Hills, Calif. (est. $6,000-9,000); to a limited edition copy of Virginia Woolf’s important essay A Room of One’s Own (1929), which was issued in advance of the first edition (est. $2,000-$3,000). Another highlight of the category is the fascinating archive of award-winning children’s book illustrator Leonard Lubin, which includes original watercolors, manuscripts, proofs, working sketches, contracts, documents and copies of all of his books (est. $1,000-$1,500).
A hand-colored map of Middlesex from John Speed’s 1646 atlas, from a private Hollywood collector (est. $500-$700), is a great bit of 17th century cartography. An impressive Continental repoussé silverplate mounted leather form folio box with photographs by Joseph Kunzfeld (1842-1915) to honor Gustav Winterholler, mayor Brunn (est. $800-$1,200) is one of many lots being offered from the collection of the McNally Company Antiques in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
A selection of Arts & Crafts furnishings from a Pasadena, CA collection including a pair of Gustav Stickley armchairs ($400-600) and a Warren Hile Studio library table ($400-600). Steuben glass sculptures from the estate of Marion Scharffenberger featuring the 18K gold and glass Pillar of the Griffins, designed by George Thompson ($1,200-1,800).
The broad array of offerings in the sale includes a collection of eighteen exquisite Timothy Richards plaster architectural models highlighted by models of the Pazzi Chapel and the Palais Royal ($600-800). Antiquities and works after the antique are led by a Roman marble bust of Emperor Vitellius after the Grimani Vitellius (below) and a fascinating sea encrusted Roman terra-cotta amphora ($2,500-3,500).
The estate of Richard E. Faggioli from Northern California is a wonderful example of historic collecting, with 18th and 19th century furniture, porcelain, paintings and accessories. A lovely convertible Regency mahogany writing desk with lacquer firescreen (est. $400-$600) is a gem. A pair of English watercolors of bucolic scenes with cows by Henry Hillier Parker (1858-1930) (est. $400-$600) are as enchanting as they come.