Don Presley to auction antiques from upscale So. Calif. estates on Oct. 5
SANTA ANA, Calif. – More than 500 top-quality lots from a Beverly Hills antiques store liquidation and estate pieces from Newport Beach and other upscale Southern California communities will be auctioned by Don Presley on Sunday, Oct. 5.
The auction begins at noon Pacific time / 3 p.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live-bidding services for the sale.
High-quality furniture, clocks, fine artwork, a monumental Baccarat chandelier, Russian and Continental bronzes by the likes of Chiparus, D. Alonzo, G. Omerth, Bruno Zach, Marcel Bouraine, Gerdago and other important artists will be crossing the auction block.
Other highlights including sterling silver, enamel over silver, KPM, Sevres, Lalique, Tiffany, a large Meissen figurine collection, Limoges, Dresden, porcelains, pottery and china.
In time for Halloween, Presley will offer an original and complete vampire-killing kit that includes a flintlock pistol. There is also an outstanding automaton of a girl.
Additional collector’s items in the auction lineup are badges of honor from various countries and Vatican City. Many are of sterling silver and enamel. Asian items include a large collection of celadon jade and other exceptional pieces.
There are many lots of fine jewelry and watches. Highlighting the category is a fine 18K Vacheron Constantin pocket watch, which has a $2,500-$3,000 estimate.
Western Americana will be led by an early cabinet card portrait of Apache tribal chief Mangas Coloradas (c. 1793-Jan. 18, 1863) by photographer A. Frank Randall. The image is in very good condition and has an $800-$1,200 estimate.
Many items are entered in the sale with no minimums or reserves. If there is a reserve, it will be the starting bid, said Presley.
Don Presley Auctions is located at 2202 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707.
For additional information on any item in the auction, email Don Presley at email@example.com or call 714-633-2437.