Andrew Jones Auctions will offer two important collections in online-only auctions, October 10 & 24
First, the collection of Lady Victoria White of Beverly Hills, best described as English country house meets California chic, on Sunday, Oct. 10; then, Part 1 in a series of auctions dedicated to the John Nelson collection on Sunday, Oct. 24.
By: Andrew Jones Auctions
The string of sales for the John Nelson collection will be a celebration of the unerring eye of a more than 50-year Los Angeles design and antiques institution, the man behind the eponymous John Nelson Antiques. The collection features Chinese porcelain, paintings, French decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, Grand Tour objects, European furniture, mirrors and chandeliers.
"We are incredibly honored to have been entrusted with these two incomparable collections,"
Mr. Jones said he's very much familiar with the story behind the chase and acquisition of most of the pieces in Mr. Nelson's collection. "I only wish the auction were not happening for many more years," he said. "I will certainly miss John sitting at the back of the auction room on sale days, bidding passionately and enjoying the cut and thrust of battling it out with other bidders."
Lady White's lifelong love of horses is reflected in a number of equestrian paintings, including two by the celebrated equestrian Impressionist artist Sir Alfred Munnings, highlighted by The Kilkenny Horse Fair (estimate: $200,000-$300,000);
British Impressionism is blended with Modernism including four lithographs by California Pop Art innovator Ed Ruscha that feature a lot of two works titled Two People Temporarily Separated and Two Happy People (estimate: $8,000-$12,000)
Internet bidding will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. To learn more, visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.