For the golfer in the family, there was a set of four small oil paintings on the 'Art of Golfing'. The set sold for $281!
Louis Vuitton luggage is always a hit, and there was quite a bit of it in the Doyle sale. People like the hard luggage to stack as a coffee table or just decoration, or you could even use it when you travel and look very chic! One group of three (Lot 200) had a range of $3,000 - $4,000, and sold for $1,875. A set offered via 1st Dibs is priced $5,000.
Elle Decor - Designers: Mark Badgley and James Mischka
Copake Auction - January 1st - Lot 325This very smart looking faux ivory Pyramid form humidor (10.5" tall) sold at the last Stair Galleries auction for $475. This would look terrific on any table or shelf. And if the person receiving the gift is a cigar smoker, even better.
Think out of the box and consider an architectural element as a sculpture. This 19th century pineapple ornament (30" tall) is included in the Copake Auction sale New Year's Day with an auction estimate of $150 - $250. It would look great on a table or at the end of a hall to draw the eye.
Or give the gift of light! This handsome group of Chinese porcelain vases mounted as lamps is offered in the next Christie's Interiors sale in New York. It has an auction estimate of $400 - $600. Just think - you might get 3 gifts out of it!
A pair of wonderfully decorative Italian 20th century vases would always be a welcome gift. These are offered in the Christie's Interiors sale in New York, and have an auction estimate of $600 - $800. They would add a pop of color to your entry console, or look great with a flower arrangement on your holiday dining table.
Canadian House and Home
These are but a few ideas. Get more inspiration from upcoming auctions, and bid for that gift that will be unexpected for the friend or loved one who lives a decorative life!
A few upcoming auctions:
- Bonhams US has several interesting auctions in December in their NY, Los Angeles and SanFrancisco locations, and you can always check them out on line.
- The next Christie's Interiors sale in New York will be December 16th and 17th.
- The next Dawson and Nye on line auction starts December 10th through December 21st.
- Lewis and Maese has an Antiques auction December 15th
- Wright Modern has an 20th Century design auction December 14th