Sunday, November 13, 2011

Capturing A Designer's Attention!

Bonhams, the worldwide auction house has announced a new sale category to their monthly calendar. “Period Art & Design” will hold inaugural auctions in San Francisco and Los Angeles on November 20th. These sales will include every category from furniture, decorative arts, silver, rugs, books and jewelry. In addition, the auction catalog for these sales will feature interviews with interior designers or important community figures discussing design trends and relevant topics

The sale for December will include property from the estate of Katherine Elkins Boyd who passed away in 2009. She is most famously known as the daughter of legendary interior designer Francis Elkins, who is a Bay area favorite.

This is exciting news for the San Francisco design community, as many of the lots have very reasonable estimated prices (everything is slated to be in the $500-$5000 range). I’m sure there will be competition amongst some of our peers over these great pieces.

Looking at the catalog online I found some interesting finds:

An Italian Olive Burl veneer square coffee table c.1970s.

Italian mid Century Yellow glass ewer / Mid 20th Century.

Biedermeier partially ebonized Birch wood vitrine on Stand. Second quarter 18th Century.

 “Tree Lined House in Autumn” by Mary DeNeale Morgan 1868-1948.

Danish ebonized teak and parquetry circular table c. 1960.

Bonhams / San Francisco is located at 220 San Bruno Avenue. Their phone number is 415-861-7500. You can visit their web site here.

David Hansen

All images used are from Bonhams web site and online catalog.

Top image “the Traveler” by Joseph Solman 1909-2008.

1 comment:

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

It should be exciting and interesting, I love to peruse auction catalogs and as always am amazed at some of the fine things that can be had for so little-why would anyone want something too shiny and new? pgt