LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions next DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) Collections & Estates auction on Sunday, June 16, is packed with fun, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary accessories and furnishings, plus luxe décor and statement pieces for the home, loft, gallery and retail space. Buyers can redesign a room in an affordable and sustainable way. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale will include nearly 400 lots of antiques, fine art, Asian works of art, fine estate jewelry, Modernist design, furnishings, rugs, vintage slot machines and other great finds, all from notable local private sources. The auction will start promptly at 10:30 am Pacific time.
“This sale offers a great mix of art, design, jewelry antiques and whimsey, with the accent on affordability, sustainability and fun,” said Andrew Jones, company president.
The auction will feature property from the collections of Kate Edelman Johnson, sold to benefit the Johnson Charitable Remainder Unitrust and the Deane F. Johnson Alzheimer’s Research Foundation; Fima Ruchman of Carlsbad, Calif.; Stephen L. Sayler of Newport Beach, Calif.; the late actor Peter Falk; and fine estates in Altadena, Brentwood, Long Beach and West Hollywood.
Modern design highlights will include three Luigi Onesto for Oggetti Murrine and Sommerso glass objects (above; est. $600-$800); a pair of Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed ebonized willow chairs by Cassina (est. $700-$900); and a 10-piece suite of Rose Tarlow twig iron outdoor garden furniture (est. $2,000-$4,000).
A striking contemporary screenprint by Mark Kostabi, titled Illuminated by Twilight, 1991 ($1,000-$1,500), is one of many modern multiples on offer.
Also selling will be a pair of Louis XVI-style gilt bronze mounted marble urns (est. $1,500-$2,000); rugs and carpets, to include a large square Kerman ($800-1,200); and a collection of vintage slot machines, highlighted by a vintage Mills 25-cent Golden Nugget slot with stand, circa 1950s (est. $800-$1,200).
A group of animal-themed items includes a yellow gold and ruby elephant head belt buckle (est. $1,200-$1,800).
Asian works of art will feature a Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid hardwood vanity box, late 19th century (est. $300-$500); and a gorgeous Chinese Export lacquer game box fitted with card trays and compartments (est. $400-$600).