Mid-century design runs through Moran’s auction June 23

Mid-century design

A mid-century modern oak and walnut vanity/dresser. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s will kick off a day of auctions with its Studio Furniture & Decorative Art auction on June 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Moran’s will offer over 200 lots of fine mid-century furniture, art and décor in June’s sale. Collectors of traditional furnishings will find plenty of tempting options as well, all at approachable price points. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

A strong selection of mid-century modern design is sure to appeal to collectors. A unique mid-century vanity dresser is one of Moran’s favorite items in the sale. Boasting drawers and a divided cabinet fitted with an unusual shoe rest, the piece is projected to bring between $800-$1,200 (above).

For those who wish to turn the volume up to 11, a pair of London-made speakers from coveted maker Tannoy are sure to fit the bill. The pair is estimated to bring between $500-$800.

A beautiful Beatrice Wood vase in her imitable metallic glaze is estimated at $1,000-$1,500 (below).

Mid-century design

Beatrice Wood (1893-1998 Ojai, Calif.), vase. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Moran’s image

Traditional furnishings from around the world abound at the sale. A Napoleon III crystal chandelier is in beautiful condition and should bring $1,000-$2,000. A near-pair of French perfume bottles decorated with butterflies is a favorite of Moran’s and is projected to bring $800-$1,200.

Mid-century design

A near pair of French vanity bottles. Estimate $800-$1,200. Moran’s image

A diminutive English slant-front desk would be the perfect fit for a space-conscious collector and is estimated at $400-$600. A small but beautifully woven Heriz rug is sure to catch the eye of collectors and is estimated at a wallet-friendly $500-$700.

Mid-century design

A small Heriz area rug. Estimate: $500-$700. Moran’s image

For those looking to stock their china cabinet, Moran’s Studio Furniture & Decorative Art auction has ample options to choose from. An elegant set of Baccarat Provence stemware is estimated to bring $400-$600. A Lalique “Barbade” bowl would make a superb statement on any table and is sure to sell between $300-$500. A gorgeous set of flatware in the “King George” pattern by Gorham is one of many flatware services in the auction. The glittering set is estimated to bring $3,000-$4,000 (below).

Mid-century design

Gorham King George sterling silver flatware service. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Moran’s image

A partial set from Tiffany & Co. in their “English King” pattern would make a fine addition to any silver collection and is estimated to bring $2,000-$3,000.