John Moran to Offer Nearly 300 Lots of Quality Continental Furnishings, Paintings and Decorative Art • Quality porcelain by makers like KPM, Sevres and Meissen make attractive highlights
• Excellent examples of Louis XV and XVI-style French furniture abound, including three examples by celebrated Fr
News-Antique.com - Jul 15,2016 - MONROVIA, CA – Comprising nearly 300 lots of fine and decorative art, Moran’s July 30th Decorative Art Auction is the most heavily Continental auction Moran’s has hosted in recent history.
The impressive array of offerings includes consignments from major private collections and estates across Southern California, including highly anticipated property from the Hancock Park Estate of Andrew F. Chandler and the Lenore Gantt Chandler Trust. This important collection includes Sevres bleu celeste porcelain, Meissen figural groups, bronze sculptures, fine French furniture (including two pieces signed by celebrated maker Francois Linke), and much more.
Alongside property from the above estate, Moran’s curated July 30th catalogue features a number of important objects and works of art from the Encino, CA Lauer Collection, including a dazzling selection of KPM plaques, Royal Vienna-style porcelain and striking works in bronze.
Selections from the aforementioned Chandler Estate include a stunning candelabrum by celebrated bronzier Henri Dasson (1825-1896), which features naturalistically modeled poppy stem candlearms issuing from a gilt-bronze urn-form body. The Dasson candelabrum is slated to go to the block with a $3000 to $5000 estimate. A pair of gorgeously painted Sevres bleu celeste porcelain lidded urns dating to the mid-19th century are also expected to garner a great deal of interest (estimate: $1500 to $2500).
The Chandler Estate-consigned Francois Linke furniture comprises a Louis XV-style vitrine in excellent condition and a very fine Louis XV-style marquetry commode; the pieces carry a $20,000 to $30,000 and $30,000 to $40,000 pre-sale estimate, respectively. Also of interest, a Louis XVI-style vitrine table (Linke index no. 114) hailing from the Lauer Collection is estimated to earn $20,000 to $30,000 at the auction block .
Representative of the high-quality porcelain consigned from the Lauer collection, a very handsome Royal Vienna-style portrait vase, artist-signed “Wagner”, is to be offered for $1200 to $1800. A number of exquisite KPM plaques are also slated for sale, including one depicting the Three Fates measuring and cutting the thread of life. Signed “Walther”, the plaque is offered with a $3000 to $5000 estimate.
Moran’s July catalogue abounds with fine examples of 19th and 20th century porcelain, including a large pair of baluster-form Paris porcelain candlesticks by celebrated maker Jean Pierre Feuillet (1777-1840 French), decorated with classical motifs on a cobalt ground (estimate: $5000 to $7000). A group of eight Royal Copenhagen “Flora Danica” plates, each hand-painted with a distinct species of flower, are sure to attract a fair amount of attention, and are expected to earn $1200 to $1800.
A small selection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco objects are also on offer, including a striking bronze figural lamp by French artist Max Le Verrier. Titled “Lumina”, the lamp was originally modeled in 1928, and is expected to earn $1000 to $2000. A pair of very striking Edmond Lachenal (1855-1948 French) “Egyptian Blue” vases, thus named because their glaze so closely resembles the Egyptian faience of antiquity, are also expected to do well at Moran’s sale (estimate: $600 to $900). A complementary pair of sea