Moran’s Traditional Collector loaded with classic décor Dec. 16
MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneer’s Traditional Collector auction on Dec. 16 is stocked with hundreds of fine art, décor, furnishings and more – everything to complement the finest home interiors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Fine artworks from around the world are sure to bring out the collectors. A portrait of Anne Henriette of France with her violoncello in the style of Jean-Marc Nattier is an engaging work and should bring $2,000-$3,000 (below). A regal portrait from English painter John Opie of Lady Smith is sure to appeal to collectors at its $5,000-7,000 estimate.
A painting commemorating a battle in the Cuban War of Independence from American Matthew Morgan is a stunning work from the artist and heads to the block with a $9,000-$12,000 estimate (below). A sweet scene of a woman walking with a calf from Scottish painter Edwin James Douglas should easily bring $3,000-$5,000.
Moran’s auction has plenty of tempting treats in the decorative arts category. An impressive pair of malachite urns on stands will add a regal flair to any abode and heads to the block with a $40,000-$60,000 estimate. A beautifully modeled octopus centerpiece from Buccellati is one of Moran’s favorite items in the sale and is anticipated to bring $10,000-$15,000.
A glorious L’Escalier de Crystal vase from Baccarat comes to the block with a $7,000-$9,000 estimate.
Collectors of clocks and mechanical objects will find stunning examples in the sale. An incredible silvered and gilt model of the American paddle steamer Harlan is a triumph from both the modeler as well as the Swiss music box maker and should achieve $50,000-$70,000.
A wonderful Swiss music box from the famed Nicole Freres is anticipated to sell between $18,000-$25,000. A stunning Chinese export French-style automaton clock (below) will add flair to any collection and should easily bring $30,000-$50,000.
An exceptionally woven Persian Tabriz rug should bring $10,000-$15,000.
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