LOS ANGELES.- Bonhams & Butterfields announced the March 30, 2009 auction of Fine European furniture and decorative arts in Los Angeles. The 500-lot sale will offer an array of works for varied tastes and collecting levels and will showcase pieces from the Roman period through the 20th century. Highlighting the sale will be property from the Estate of Caroline Singleton, wife of Henry E. Singleton, the pioneering co-founder of Teledyne, Inc.
Highlights from the Estate of Caroline Singleton include: an exquisite set of fourteen Louis XV carved beechwood dining chairs, stamped M Cresson, mid-18th century (est. $30/50,000); a handsome pair of Louis XVI paint decorated bergeres, stamped G Jacob, late 18th century (est. $8/12,000); a Louis XV carved beechwood bergere, stamped J. B. Boutard, 18th century (est. $4/6,000); an early 18th century walnut commode (est. $5/7,000) and a stunning Regency mahogany writing table, in the manner of Gillows (est. $6/8,000). Additional highlights from the Estate will be offered throughout Bonhams & Butterfields' spring auction season, with property to be included within a Fine Asian Works of Art sale and the monthly LA-based Sunset Estate sales.
In addition to property from the Singleton Estate, the spring auction will also include works from the Collection of Dr. Scott Schubach; Property from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Countess Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck and from the Estates of the late Nigel Davis and David Weisbart, producer of the 1955 classic film Rebel without a Cause.