MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s California Living auction on Tuesday, April 21, features a curated selection of furnishings, décor and fine art to bring a slice of the Golden State to your home. Collectors are sure to find something to appeal to every taste, and with all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. For the health and safety of our customers, the California Living sale will be held online only. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Fine furniture from leading manufacturers are sure to make waves during the sale. A wonderful tile-top backgammon table set with rare Catalina tiles (above) would make a delightful addition to any patio and comes to the block with a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.
For those with their sights toward warmer weather, a set of Brown and Jordan patio furniture will do the trick. The set includes four armchairs, two ottomans and a round table, perfect for an impromptu barbeque and should bring $1,000-$2,000 at auction. A Gustav Stickley oak sideboard No. 955 (below) dates from 1903 and features all the storage and display space a dining room could need (est. $4,000-$6,000).
For those seeking the best décor to accompany their new California-ready furnishings, look no further than the items in the auction. A stunning Tiffany Studios lamp with dichroic “Jewel Feather” and “Peacock” motif shade carries a $12,000-$18,000 estimate.
For those who need to light up their office, a Tiffany Studios “Zodiac” turtleback lamp should fit the bill (est. $5,000-$7,000).
An Ernest Batchelder jardinière designed with stylized peacocks and featuring subtle blue highlights should easily sell within its $2,000-3,000 estimate.
A timeless set of Porter Blanchard “Fiddle” sterling silver flatware would make a gorgeous addition to any table and is expected to sell for $4,000-$6,000.
Fine art from California’s leading artists abounds in the auction. A serene landscape by Emil J. Kosa Jr. with rolling foothills and eucalyptus transports the viewer into the scene and heads to the block with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.
Madonna from Los Angeles designer, artist, and interior decorator Tony Duquette features his trademark extravagance and heads to the auction with a $800-$1,200 estimate. A moody nocturnal town scene from California artist Manuel Valencia comes to the block with a $2,500-3,500 estimate. A coastal cypress tree on a rocky shore is the subject of a wonderful Hanson Duval Puthuff painting and is sure to bring $3,000-$4,000.