Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills is presenting a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collectors to purchase property from the Holmby Hills Estate, at 100 North Carolwood Drive, in a live auction taking place this Saturday, 17 December. The ephemera-loving art collector of Art Kabinett network will want to attend this special auction.
The sale venue was the final (rented home) of the King of Pop, the late great Michael Jackson.
Highlights include an antique Armoire which has "Train, perfection March April Full out May."scrolled on the mirror, a wood shower chair with stick figures drawn on it, by Jackson himself? or the kids? and a carved rooster chalk board which says "I heart you Daddy, Smile its for free", on it.
The 100 North Carolwood Drive auction features fine and decorative arts, paintings, antiques and furniture befitting a 17,000 square foot mansion in the Holmby Hills area.
Fine art highlights coming to the block include a Maurice Utrillo watercolor (est. $20,000 - $30,000); seascapes by Ludolf Bakhuysen (est. $15,000 - $20,000); Abraham Hulk (est. $6,000 - $8,000); and Carl Johan Neumann (est. $3,000 - $5, on 000).
Also for sale are a collection of fine 19th century Orientalist works including a watercolor by Paul Pascal (est. $2,000- $3,000); paintings by Robert Gibb, RSA, (est. $3,000 - $4,000); Adolf Schreyer (est. $10,000 - $15,000): and Henri Emilien Rousseau (est. $15,000 - $20,000).
Fine antique furniture includes an elaborately carved and gilded Louis XV headboard (est. $3,000 - $4,000); a Louis XVI style pier mirror (est. $2,000 - $3,000); a Louis XVI style armoire with ormolu mounts (est. $2,500 -$3,500) and matching headboard (est. $2,000 - $3,000); and a fancy burlwood Victorian Revival Style armoire (est. $6,000 - $8,000) ensuite with other matching pieces including a headboard, nightstands and a dresser.
Quality modern furniture in the sale includes a number of George Smith upholstered sofas, chairs, chaise lounges (est. in the $1,000 to $3,000 range), and desks, tables and table lamps by makers Maitland Smith and Mitchell Litt.
The many decorative household items in the sale include Oriental rugs, Asian ceramic jardinières, French 18th and 19th century style
The auctioneers have compared this sale to a previous sale of the Brentwood home of Marilyn Monroe, which was sold by the owner a few years back.
Yes Marilyn lived in it and touched the furniture, but is this justification for an auction? and were these possessions Marilyn's? I guess it brings new meaning, relating to one's chattels; "You cant buy them, you can just rent them I've been told!"
Click here for the auction website and catalog. http://www.juliensauctions.com/