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Bonhams Los Angeles announces highlights from The Elegant Home sale
An Important and Rare Régence silver-gilt toilette box from the Duchess of Modena Service, 1719 (estimate: $20,000-30,000). Photo: Bonhams.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- On June 25 and 26, The Elegant Home sale at Bonhams Los Angeles will offer over 600 lots from the 17th through 21st centuries, representing a spectrum of diverse furniture, silver, decorative and fine arts. This sale presents an excellent opportunity for new and established collectors alike, with highlights ranging from Jean Puiforcat Art Deco silver flatware, a Richard Wehsner Vienna style porcelain tea service, Empire gilt and patinated bronze candelabra after Gérard-Jean Galle, to Old Master paintings.

The public exhibition at Bonhams Los Angeles will be open (12pm-5pm) from June 22 to 24.

Aileen Ward, Director, Silver & Objects of Vertu Department, commented: “We are pleased to present our second Elegant Home auction of the season, featuring fresh-to-the market American and European decorative and fine arts, nationally sourced from private collections and estates. From historically significant Fine Silver to paintings by Modern Masters, The Elegant Home is the ideal venue to acquire the perfect complement to a meticulously curated collection, as well as a decorative statement piece to enhance a room.”

Fine silver highlights include an important and rare Régence silver-gilt toilette casket from the Duchess of Modena Service (estimate: $20,000-30,000); an impressive Austrian 800 standard silver three-piece figural table garniture by Josef Carl Klinkosch, Vienna, fourth quarter 19th century (estimate: $15,000-25,000); a set of four Regency sterling silver master salt cellars from the Lonsdale Service by Benjamin Smith II, London; probably supplied by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, 1808, from a Prominent Seattle Family (estimate: $15,000-25,000); a George III sterling silver oval sauce tureen from the Hamilton Ambassadorial Service by Paul Storr, London; probably supplied by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, 1806, from the Mina Merrill Prindle Collection (estimate: $8,000-12,000); and an American Federal silver milk pot by Myer Myers, New York, NY, circa 1784-1795 (estimate: $5,000-7,000).

The American and European Decorative Arts section is led by a pair of American gilt and patinated bronze and marble figural table lamps by E.F. Caldwell & Co., New York, NY circa 1915, from the Estate of Irma C. Kempel, Scottsdale, Arizona (estimate: $20,000-30,000). Additional highlights include a good George II carved giltwood pier table in the manner of William Kent, second quarter 18th century (estimate: $15,000-20,000) and a Chippendale carved mahogany compass seat side chair, New York, third quarter 18th century, which can be attributed to the same cabinet shop as the set of chairs made for Robert Livingston and Margaret Livingston (Beekman) of New York, circa 1760 (estimate: $6,000-8,000), both from an Important Private Oregon Collection; a Steinway ebonized grand piano Model M circa 1923 (estimate: $6,000-8,000); an Italian micromosaic and specimen marble table top, 19th century (estimate: $7,000-9,000); a Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica porcelain ice cream dome and stand, date codes for 1960-61, from the Barker Family Trust (estimate: $6,000-9,000).

Fine Art highlights include Le bonheur du marin painted by Jean Souverbie in 1927 (French, 1891-1981) (estimate: $20,000-30,000); Shipping off the coast by Edward Moran (American, 1829-1901), from a private Dallas Collection (estimate: $8,000-12,000); Santa Barbara Coast by Ray Strong (American, 1905-2006) (estimate: $3,000-5,000); Pommes by Léon Arthur Tutundjian (French, 1906-1968) (estimate $10,000-15,000); and A Japanese field with figures in the foreground by Millard Sheets (American, 1907-1989) (estimate: $3,000-5,000).

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