LOS ANGELES – Andrew Jones Auctions will present its Design for the Home and Garden sale on Sunday, March 27, starting at 10 am Pacific Time. Nearly 300 lots of fine art, antiques and design from antiquity through the 21st century will be offered. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Significant and varied private collections and estates will provide a rich selection for discerning buyers. A private Hancock Park collection features a suite of seven epic allegorical paintings by the acclaimed French-trained American muralist Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1946) including the circa-1915 oil on canvas laid to board, Hospitality, which is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Blashfield’s career took off with his work in the dome of the Manufacturer’s and Liberal Arts building at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which elicited commissions from the likes of W. K. Vanderbilt and G. W. C. Drexel for their personal residences. Blashfield is best known for painting the murals on the dome of the Library of Congress Main Reading Room in Washington, D.C.
Additional highlights from the artistic spectrum include a dramatic marine scene titled Shipping off Gibraltar, attributed to Thomas Buttersworth and estimated at $3,000-$5,000, and also Henri Manguin’s Petite dormeuse en chemise blanche, dated 1918 and estimated at $15,000-$25,000. The Manguin comes from the collection of the late actor and avid art collector Peter Falk, of Columbo fame.
The aforementioned Hancock Park collection embodies an Old World baronial aesthetic, with Renaissance and Baroque furniture and objects highlighted by a Spanish Renaissance oak table casket dating to the late 15th or 16th century and carrying an estimate of $1,500-$2,000.
The collection also includes a Gothic altar tryptich depicting St. Andrew, St. Agnes and St. Joseph, which is estimated at $10,000-$20,000, as well as an engraving by Albrecht Durer: the circa-1511 woodcut The Holy Trinity (The Throne of Grace), estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Also on offer is a George I/II burr elm ‘mulberry’ serpentine chest of drawers from the second quarter of the 18th century, estimated at $10,000-$15,000. It is from the collection of John H. Ford IV of Los Angeles. The term ‘mulberry’ described stained burr timbers meant to emulate tortoiseshell.
From a Beverly Hills collector comes an early 19th-century Regency giltwood convex girandole mirror, estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
The silver selection includes a matched set of five Victorian sterling dolphin-form master salts by John Samuel Hunt of London, dating to 1839-1842 and estimated at $3,000-$5,000; a French six-piece tea service by Henri Laparra of Paris, estimated at $1,500-$2,000; and a circa-1700 American silver porringer by Edward Winslow of Boston, estimated at $800-$1,200.
Additional highlights include a large Lalique glass model of a rooster designed circa 1953 by Marc Lalique and estimated at $2,000-$3,000. Also included will be bronzes, clocks, tapestries, works of art, a medieval sword and 19th-century dueling pistols.
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