John Moran’s September 24th Decorative Art Catalogue Features a Spectacular Array of Asian and Conti • Nearly half of the catalogue comprises lots culled from the Hancock Park, Los Angeles estate of Andrew F. Chandler and the Lenore Gantt Chandler Trust
• Important Asian objects from the Chandler Es
News-Antique.com - Sep 02,2016 - MONROVIA, CA – John Moran Auctioneers is delighted to announce their September 24th Decorative Art Auction, comprising a dazzling array of auction lots from private estates and collections from across Southern California and beyond. Featuring nearly 300 catalogued lots and directly followed by Moran’s second Studio Fine Art Auction of 2016, Moran’s September 24th event is not to be missed. Highlights from the Decorative Art session include Japanese decorative arts, carvings and traveling shrines along with Chinese furniture and sculpture. Fine French furniture, clocks and delicate examples of 18th and 19th century Continental porcelain is also sure to please.
Traditional Continental selections include a handsome Hanau silver and cut glass figural bowl consigned from a private Southern California collection; signed for influential maker J.D. Schleissner & Sohne, the bowl is expected to exceed its conservative $1500 to $2500 estimate. A gorgeous Bourbon Restoration-era gilt-bronze figural mantel clock by maker Schüller à Paris, one of a vast number of consignments featured in the September 24th catalogue from the Los Angeles Estate of Andrew F. Chandler and the Lenore Gantt Chandler Trust, is slated to go to the block with a $1500 to $2500 estimate. Depicting Apollo standing atop an elaborately decorated frieze decorated with Hermes and Apollo before Zeus at Olympus, the clock is an excellent example of French Restoration-era craftsmanship. Also hailing from the Chandler estate, a handsome pair of French Empire-style giltwood and marble tripodal plant stands are slated to go to the block with a $2000 to $3000 estimate. The stands feature finely carved detailing and are each signed for Paris workshop Escalier de Cristal.
Porcelain collectors will have a wide array of lots from which to choose, including a number of pieces of ever-collectible Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica tableware. A group of four dinner plates is to be brought to the block with a $1000 to $1500 estimate, while two large serving platters are on offer with a $1200 to $1500 estimate; both lots hail from private Southern California collections. The Chandler estate provided a number of excellent examples of 18th and 19th century German and French porcelain, including Meissen figures and Sèvres bleu celeste tableware. One especially anticipated piece of porcelain from the above estate is a hand-painted Meissen lidded soup tureen topped with a putto-form finial; accompanied by a gilt-bronze foliate and rocaille plinth, likely custom-ordered from famed American hardware maker P.E. Guerin, the tureen has been assigned a conservative $1200 to $1800 estimate. Ten Sèvres bleu celeste cabinet plates, dating to the third quarter of the 18th century, are also offered; each are distinctly painted with a pair of putti to the central reserve (estimate: $3000 to $5000). Two pairs of delicate Sèvres Louis Philippe cups and saucers will also be brought to the block, and are surely bound to exceed their $400 to $600 estimate.
For those buyers seeking to add a bit of drama to their living space, a richly decorated two-manual chinoiserie harpsichord on a Louis XVI-style giltwood base by 20th