European Fine Living Comes to Bonhams Los Angeles in May

New York – Spanning the 16th to the 21st centuries, Bonhams European Fine Living sale will present a spectrum of diverse American, European, and Asian furniture, silver, carpets, decorative and fine arts in Los Angeles on May 5. An incredible selection of paintings is highlighted by La promenade by Gaston La Touche (French, 1854-1913), estimated at $40,000 – 60,000. Set during the height of the Belle Époque, it depicts the sharp divide between the rich enjoying the afternoon sun and the poor toiling by the roadside. Additional highlights include a George III wood and padouk commode circa 1770 (estimate: $20,000 – 25,000) from the collection of Chappell & McCullar and a set of eighteen American sterling silver plates from Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $8,000 – 12,000).

From a private Beverly Hills collection, the sale will also include an exciting offering of more than 40 decorative canes. Amassed over the last 25 years, each cane in the collection features unique detailing from fine painted porcelain to intricate designs using minerals, jewels, and silver. Of note is an early 18th century Meissen porcelain round knob cane which was painted in the manner of Johann-Gregor Heroldt, a German painter who was a key figure in defining the decorative style of Meissen porcelain (estimate: $6,000 – 8,000). Additionally, many of the cane handles are shaped as figures or animals including a Fabergé carved agate snail cane made by Mikhail Evlampievitch Perchin (1860-1903), which was previously owned by both Queen Elizabeth II and Mick Jagger (estimate: $5,000 – 8,000).

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