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Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANDREW JONES AUCTIONS WILL FOLLOW UP ITS SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL SALE IN SEPTEMBER WITH A DTLA COLLECTIONS & ESTATES AUCTION, OCTOBER 21st

The auction will be held online and in the Andrew Jones gallery at 2221 S. Main St., Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Fresh off a successful inaugural auction in September that grossed over $1 million and saw the sale of a lovely Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp for $200,000, Andrew Jones Auctions will come back strong with a DTLA Collections & Estates Auction on Sunday, October 21st, online and in the firm’s gallery at 2221 South Main Street in Los Angeles.


The auction will be packed with 500 lots of art, design, furnishings and accessories. “Our gallery will be the venue to discover different, fun, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary accessories and furnishings, as well as antiques and luxe décor for the home, garden, loft, gallery or retail space, at affordable prices,” said Andrew Jones, the president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions.”


Mr. Jones added, “We are delighted to bring to an established and new market such a varied collection of affordable works of art from the exotic to the whimsical and everything in between. We’re committed to promoting antiques and vintage décor as the sustainable way to live in the 21st century. We expect the DTLA Collections & Estates Auction will be both fun and exciting.”


Lot estimates will range from $50 to $2,000. Highlight lots will include a pair of monumental marble veneered obelisks on pedestals (est. $1,000-$1,500); a suite of Baccarat Harmonie pattern double old-fashioned tumblers (est. $200-$300); a pair of Chinese cloisonné enamel duck form censers (est. $200-$300); and a group of six very colorful Murano glass lamps (est. $500-$800).


Also sold will be a Squire Stratocaster electric guitar (est. $100-$200); four Louis Philippe-style side chairs (est. $300-$500); a large suite of Michael Taylor ‘Montecito’ garden furniture (est. $1,000-$1,500); an Ammonite sculpture from the Paleozoic era (est. $200-$300); and a German Expressionist painting of factory workers by Toni Anton Wolter (1879-1929, est. $400-$600).


Still more featured lots will include a pair of Ralph Lauren leather upholstered ‘Writer’s’ club chairs (est. $500-$700); and three elephant-form occasional tables (est. $100-$200 each). The auction will begin at 10:30 am Pacific time. Previews will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 18th-20th, from 10-5. Internet bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.


After the DTLA sale, Andrew Jones Auctions will conduct a Design for the Home & Garden Auction on Sunday, November 18th, also online and in the Los Angeles gallery. Featured will be the David and Barbara Hart collection of world art. International travelers and cultural explorers for decades, the Harts thoughtfully curated a range of unusual objects, accents, art and textiles from Mexico to the Philippines. Best of all, the entire collection will be offered without reserve.


Andrew Jones Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, and estate or a collection, you may call them at (213) 748-8008  or, you can e-mail info@andrewjonesauctions.com. To learn more about the Oct. 21 auction, visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2018

ANDREW JONES AUCTIONS HOLDS ITS INAUGURAL SALE IN GRAND STYLE, AS A TIFFANY STUDIOS DROP HEAD DRAGONFLY LAMP CHANGES HANDS FOR $200,000

Overall, the 485-lot auction grossed nearly $1.1 million. It was held online and in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andrew Jones Auctions’ inaugural sale on Saturday, September 15th, drew great crowds, both in the room and online. The auction was 99 percent sold and grossed nearly $1.1 million (with buyer’s premium). Attendees enjoyed coffee and cold drinks, snacks, a box lunch and late afternoon ice cream to maintain their energy and focus throughout the day.


The sale – officially titled Design for the Home and Garden – was held in the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery, at 2221 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Nearly 500 lots came up for bid, with a merchandise mix that featured European decorative arts, fine silver, fine art, Asian works of art and design. Online bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.


“Our inaugural auction generated amazing and positive action,” said Andrew Jones, the president and owner of Andrew Jones Auctions. “Friends and clients, old and new, flooded to the gallery to participate in person, by phone, through absentee and via spirited online bidding from across the globe. All in all, the sale was a resounding success and a great platform on which to build.”


The anticipation and energy were palpable when auctioneer Tim McNab took his place on the rostrum before a standing room only audience. The star of the afternoon was a Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp, which garnered a full bank of telephone bidders along with active bidding in the room and online. The lamp illuminated the room when it gaveled for $200,000.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which attracted about 100 people in person to the gallery. Also, 640 people registered to bid online, placing a total of 510 bids. There were about 80 phone bidders and 50 absentee bidders. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

The sale began strong with a selection of silver which included Porter Blanchard and Georg Jensen, as well as a monumental Edward VII silver center bowl that brought $10,000. Other silver highlights included a lovely French silver and marble trophy bowl by Froment Meurice that made $15,000 and an Art Deco ebony mounted cocktail shaker that hammered for $6,250. 


French works lead the Decorative Arts section including a marble and patinated bronze figure of Nature Revealing Herself Before Science by Louis-Ernest Barrias which brought $36,250, a charming pair of cast iron figures of dogs by J.J. Ducel realized $27,500 and an unusual pair of champlevé enamel bronze mounted onyx jardinières on rarely seen stands made $26,250. 


An elegant Paul Sormani gilt bronze mounted kingwood vitrine realized $15,000 and an early 20th century Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk brought $11,250. Pieces by Lalique included a Rinceaux model lamp shade ($8,125) and a pair of Faunes model door handles ($4,750).


Asian works of art featured a pair of Japanese Koma Inu (Shinto Lion Dogs) that made $11,050 and a four-piece group of Chinese silk robes and skirts that realized $3,380.  A diverse offering of fine art lots appealed to collectors with a Charles Wilbert White I Have a Dream lithograph ($4,750), and a Benjamin Chambers Brown depiction of The Kearsarge Pinnacles ($8,750).


Andrew Jones Auctions’ next auction is scheduled for the end of October (time and dates to be announced) and will feature attractively priced art, accessories and objects from local estates. That will be followed by another Design for the Home and Garden auction in November. Watch the website for details: www.AndrewJonesAuctions.com. Consignments are always invited.


Enquiries

For further information and images contact us on +1 213-748-8008, or email info@andrewjonesauctions.com

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8 August 2018

Los Angeles - Andrew Jones Auctions is thrilled to announce its grand opening and inaugural sale: Design for the Home and Garden on 15 September in their Downtown Los Angeles gallery. 


Andrew Jones Auctions is a new venue that unites a team of specialists with decades of international auction experience with a view to delivering fresh to the market property at all price ranges to new and seasoned collectors in Southern California as well as to global buyers. This is the opportunity for the nascent buyer to reverse the trend of the throw away world by acquiring antique and vintage furnishings and start a collection while getting an education and developing your own style. Established collectors will find Andrew Jones Auctions the place to obtain the perfect complement to a meticulously curated collection, as well as a decorative statement piece to enhance a room.


Andrew Jones, President & CEO commented “It is with immense pleasure that we can announce our inaugural auction.  The curated sale will offer centuries of design - from Gothic to modern - ensuring there will be something to suit all tastes and budgets. Our goal is to give regular auction goers the opportunity to continue enjoying the cut and thrust of the auction world, whilst introducing a new generation to the thrill of bidding with confidence at auction. Antiques and vintage décor are the ultimate way to recycle.” 


The wide-ranging offerings of Design for the Home and Garden feature a selection of 500 lots of decorative and fine art, furniture, silver, modern design and garden furnishings. Modern Art and Design offerings include a Robert Graham MOCA torso and relief plaque, an Ellsworth Kelly ‘Two Blacks and White’ screenprint, a Paul McCobb tea cart, Miguel Berrocal puzzle sculptures, R. Lalique tableware, a Ralph Lauren desk, a Robert Mathieu lamp table, a pair of Castiglioni 'Taccia' table lamps, an Addison Waterfall, Fada Bullet and other bakelite and catalin radios.


Decorative and Fine Arts include Louis Vuitton trunks, a Francois Linke gilt-bronze mounted lacquer inset cabinet, a Paul Sormani vitrine, a pair of Barbedienne champlevé enamel and onyx jardinieres on stands, an Louis-Ernest Barrias bronze and marble figure, a Tiffany Studios ‘Drop-Head Dragonfly’ lamp, a collection of 18th and 19th century miniature furniture, a Royal Copenhagen ‘Flora Danica’ soup tureen, a monumental Froment Meurice silver and marble Grand Prix de Monaco trophy cup, a Regency silver salver by Benjamin Smith III, a Georg Jensen silver coffee service, paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Benjamin Brown, Alfred de Breanski, Sr. and W.E. Sonntag. Asian Works of Art on offer include a pair of Japanese lion dogs, a pair of Qing Dynasty bronze dog form censers, a selection of Chinese hardstone, porcelain and glass snuff bottles. The Garden section highlights are a suite of furniture by Rose Tarlow, a Theibaut Foundry life size bronze of figure of a faun, stone garden urns and benches, geodes and mineral specimens and fossils. 


The public preview will be open 10am-5pm from September 8-14th.


Enquiries

For further information and images contact us on +1 213-748-8008, or email info@andrewjonesauctions.com


Andrew Jones Auctions, 2221 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 


NOTES FOR EDITORS

The opening of Andrew Jones Auctions is an exciting time in Southern California: a new auction house with an understanding of the current market trends and foresight for the 21st century.  A wealth of knowledge built on a world of experience. For information on forthcoming auctions and events, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com