LOS ANGELES, CA.- Abell Auction Co.
will offer an important collection of fine art, antiques, furniture, decorative arts and jewelry on Sunday, October 18 at 10 a.m. PDT. The online-only auction will feature furniture by Sam Maloof, one of the most celebrated American furniture designer-craftsmen of our time.
The Maloof furniture collection is being sold in honor of the late art collector and patron Lynn Altman and in support of the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public for more than a century.
Items include a set of twelve walnut dining chairs, walnut dining table, club chair and ottoman, walnut pedestal table, pair of walnut end tables, walnut game table and a walnut three-piece buffet.
Fine art in the upcoming auction includes paintings, drawings and sculptures signed by artists such as Charles Arthur Arnold, Enrique Grau Araujo, Michele Cascella, Edouard Cortes, Joseph Csaky, Peter Ellenshaw, Jean-Louis Gregoire, Frank Tenney Johnson, Eduardo Kingman, Louis Aston Knight, Greg Miller, Paul Mount, Tom Dale Palmore, Hanson Puthuff, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Richard Guino, Sueo Sersawa, Nicola Simbari, Herbart Ward and Andy Warhol.
Modern and contemporary prints and multiples include works signed by Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Romero, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and Charles White, among others.
Antique and modern furniture includes a Guy de Rougemont brass cloud form coffee table, made famous by French designer Henri Samuel; Louis Majorelle salon suite; Steinway & Sons mahogany grand piano; pair of George II carved wood eagle consoles in the manner of William Kent; Walter Lamb for Brown Jordan patio table and chairs; French ormolu-mounted and lapis lazuli salon table; and fine 18th and 19th Century European furnishings.
Decorative arts include a large acrylic sphere signed Vasa Velizar Mihich; Tiffany Studios Lily table lamp; House of Faberge malachite and gilt sterling coach egg; pair of Lalique swans; large Herend Rothschild Bird dinner service; Flora Danica porcelain; Murano glass signed Pino Signoretto and Elio Raffaeli; a Chinese Coromandel twelve-panel screen; sterling flatware services by Georg Jensen and Buccellati; a Black, Starr &Frost sterling tea and coffee service; and much more.
Jewelry is highlighted by an impressive collection of Art Deco jewelry; David Webb 18 karat yellow gold and diamond cuff bracelet; Bulgari 18 karat yellow gold woven bracelet; Jaeger-LeCoultre 18 karat white gold, diamond and sapphire watch; Chopard 18 karat gold and diamond Happy Diamonds watch; platinum, 18 karat yellow gold and diamond ring (5.76 carats, J/VS2); 14 karat yellow gold and diamond ring (4.30 carats, K/VS2); an Art Deco style 18 karat gold, diamond and synthetic sapphire ring (2.03 carats, F/VS2); Marina B style 18 karat yellow gold, sapphire and diamond necklace.
A 2007 Rolls Royce Phantom will also highlight Abells October 18 sale. An auction preview will be held from Oct. 14-17 in small groups only at the Abell gallery, 2613 Yates Ave. in Los Angeles.