DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif .– Andrew Jones Auctions had high expectations for Part 2 of the John Nelson Collection, which took place on December 12. After all, Part 1 in October more than doubled its presale estimate to a total of $ 1.6 million. The second part did not disappoint, as 18th-century European flair from England to Italy led the white glove auction of 271 lots to gross $ 1.1 million.
“We welcomed many new faces to our gallery for the auctioned preview for Part II of the John Nelson Collection,” said Andrew Jones, President and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “Word was spreading about the rare and unique works on offer, and collectors didn’t want to miss it. It was like stepping back in time to the heyday of antique auctions.
Here are the highlights of the auction. All prices shown here include the buyer’s premium.
The best lot of the day was an elegant cabinet decorated with George I chinoiseries on a later stand that cost $ 27,500, nearly seven times its presale estimate. Additionally, an impressive pair of 20th-century Louis XVI-style gilt bronze and cut-glass 16-light chandeliers lit up the room for $ 23,750, while a monumental mid-18th century Italian rococo gilded wood mirror lit up the room. found a new home for $ 12,500.
The fine arts were directed by a set of four panels of English chinoiseries which made $ 17,500 and six Italian school oils depicting the battle of Vaslui, where Stephen III of Moldavia defeated the Ottoman commander Hadim Suleiman Pasha. Two large Italian Carrara marble busts of classic women fetched $ 22,500, while a pair of seated lion models painted in Italian white fetched $ 16,250.
Notable and unusual was an oak center table in continental neoclassical style, with architectural lines designed like an octastyle Doric temple. It sold for $ 20,000, ten times its low estimate. An Italian model from the Duomo di Milano sold for $ 8,125, and a pair of pretty Louis XIV-style crackle-enameled celadon porcelain planters in gilded bronze left the room for $ 10,000.
The upcoming series of sales for the John Nelson Collection will be a celebration of the infallible eye of a Los Angeles design and antiques institution for more than 50 years – and the man behind John Nelson Antiques. The collection includes Chinese porcelain, paintings, French decorative arts, sculptures, antiques, objects from the Grand Tour, European furniture, mirrors, chandeliers and more.
The next Andrew Jones Auctions event will be DTLA Collections & Estates, to be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The sale will include 350 lots of antiques, design, Chinese artwork, accessories and more. The third part of the John Nelson collection will be held on February 20, 2022.
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service art and antique auction house specializing in the liquidation of property and collections of works of art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and anticipates the 21st century.
The highly experienced staff have a wealth of knowledge with international know-how, having worked for many years at large international auction houses in North America and Europe, researching properties from all over the United States. . Andrew Jones Auctions sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, ranging from Antiquity to the present day.
To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and the DTLA Collections & Estates auction, as well as Part III of the John Nelson Collection, scheduled for January 12 and February 20, 2022, respectively, please visit www.AndrewJonesAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.