At Bonhams, our local favorite auction house, a good sale is coming up next week for 20th century pieces.
Click here for the auction & details.
Here is a taste for you:
Here is a pair of Art Deco style walnut pedestals, executed in a classical fluted column shape of book-matched walnut. The highly polished finish would freshen up your foyer, wouldn’t it? The hammer price is listed at $500-$700. The pair looks great in the catalog. Please remember to go to the preview days to see a piece you are considering buying at auction to check the condition. But even if they need a bit of work, they qualify as a terrific Design Value.
Since green is the fashion color of the year, check out this beautiful Russian style malachite box, formed to look like a book. Put this on your coffee table in your all-beige room, and your room will become instantly chic! This is listed with a hammer price of $800-1000, so go for it!
If you haven’t purchased at auction before, check out my previous post (“Designers Secret Source for Great Values”) to get to know all the secret steps.
Here is a fun little piece for all the DIY people out there:
Isn’t this piece charming? I can see it in a California bungalow with some new bright and lovely floral prints. With a hammer price of only $300, you can believe it is going to need some repairs, but even so, what fun this piece could be!