Modern designs highlight of Andrew Jones Auctions April 7

Tom Greene beaten and patinated metal light sculpture, circa 1960s. Estimate: $600-$800. Andrew Jones Auctions image

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions will burst into spring with a special two-day event of amazing back-to-back sales for savvy buyers, collectors and decorators looking for a way to acquire great pieces. Both sales, on April 6 and 7, will be held in Andrew Jones Auctions’ downtown Los Angeles gallery. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available only on April 7 through LiveAuctioneers.

The Sunday, April 7, DTLA Collections and Estates Auction is where buyers 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. Or, they can even redesign an entire room in an affordable, sustainable way. The sale will start at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time.

The April 7 sale will feature nearly 400 lots of antiques, fine art, Asian works of art, books, fine and costume jewelry, Modernist design, industrial furnishings, rugs and great vintage finds from notable private estates and collections.

Modern Design lots will include a Kurt Venson aluminum flip-top floor lamp ($400-$600), a pair of Rougier acrylic table lamps ($200-$400), a pair of Pierre Cardin white laminate and chrome side cabinets ($400-$600) and a Tom Greene brutalist metal lighting and sculpture (above).

Diamond and 18K white gold swan form pendant-brooch. Estimate: $700-$900. Andrew Jones Auctions image

Paintings and works on paper will include a watercolor by WPA artist David Granahan titled Night Shifts ($500-$700), mixed media pieces from Laddie John Dill ($300-$600), Edward Borein’s etching Cow Hands on Horseback, a Paul Grimm scene of a cowboy ($1,000-$1,500), and a Camille Bombois oil painting of Fishermen ($1,000-$1,500).

Watercolor painting by David Granahan (American, 1909-1991), titled ‘Night Shifts’ (1934). Estimate: $500-$700. Andrew Jones Auctions image

Asian works of art will feature collections of Chinese hardstone figures ($1,000-$2,000), cloisonné and metalware ($800-$1,200), and porcelain ($700-$900). Jewelry will range from a costume collection of names like Marvella, Monet and Robert ($300-$500) to diamond and gold jewelry ($200-$900).  Also included will be vintage Hermès and designer scarves, Bakelite and costume jewelry and Coach bags ($200-$500).

Collection of Chinese hardstone figural carvings. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

Antique furnishings will be led by a Steinway reproducer player piano ($2,000-$3,000), Tiffany Studios Zodiac pattern desk accessories ($200-$300), a Royal Copenhagen model of Europa and the Bull ($400-$600) and a George III silver chamberstick by William Cafe, 1762 ($300-$500).

Steinway reproducer player grand piano, Model OR, circa 1922. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Andrew Jones Auctions image

Noteworthy items will come from the collections of Tom Buckley, Lauren King, Stuart Meyers, Mary Ellen Wiegand, the estates of Peter Falk and Jack Levin, and the Hope A. Copeland Trust, as well as private sources in Irvine, Malibu, Pasadena and West Hollywood, among many others.