Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction

. August 7, 2009

Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to offer Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts on September 14, 2009 in Los Angeles. The eclectic auction will offer a global array of works, showcasing pieces from the 16th through 20th centuries with a focus on English, French, Italian, Spanish and German property. Highlights from the 300-lot sale will include furnishing and decorative arts as well as a range clocks and silver by prominent makers.

Louis-XV“The September 14th auction will feature a unique selection of items from across Europe. Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to offer rare and exceptional works that appeal to every collecting taste and style,” said Andrew Jones, Los Angeles Director of European Furniture and Decorative Arts at Bonhams & Butterfields:

The marquee lot of the fall auction is a Louis XV/XVI transitional gilt bronze mounted marquetry commode, circa 1775. Property of an English collector, the piece is stamped F. BAYER and is estimated to bring $30,000-40,000 on September 14th.

Also on offer during the sale is a private collection of clocks. Highlights include an unusual George III scarlet lacquered musical bracket clock made for the Turkish market. Expected to fetch $20,000-30,000, the stunning late 18th century timepiece is inscribed George Prior, London.

Additional highlights from the fall auction will include: a Louis XVI gilt bronze and porcelain mounted parquetry inlaid bonheur du jour, stamped G. DESTER JME, circa 1780 (est. $12,000-18,000); a handsome French gilt and silvered bronze and rouge marble mantel clock, late 19th century (est. $6,000-8,000) and a Regency parcel gilt and rosewood cabinet, in the manner of C.H. Tatham, first quarter 19th century (est. $7,000-9,000); and a large gilt bronze mounted Sevres style porcelain centerpiece, circa 1900 from the estate of Constance G. Zahorik (est. $1,500-2,000) as well as a collection of blue and white and polychrome decorated Delft earthenware from the estate of N. Joseph and Jeanette Ross (estimates range from $1000-4000).

The illustrated auction catalog will be posted online for review in the weeks preceding the auction. For more information on the Bonhams & Butterfields Furniture and Decorative Arts Department and its sales, please visit: www.bonhams.com/usfurniture.

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