Bonhams adding monthly Period Art & Design sales to calendar

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bonhams period art & design auctionsSAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES – In a bid to consolidate property from private estates, collectors and institutions, as well as celebrity or entertainment personalities in one, high -profile action, Bonhams is creating a new sale category.

Starting with a Nov. 20-21, 2011 auction, the firm’s Period Art & Design auctions will take a prominent role on its monthly calendar.

The sale, also held in the U.K., will focus on 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture, decorative arts, designer furnishings, national and international works of art, rugs, silver, Asian and rugs, with select auctions featuring books and jewelry. In addition to the robust offering, each issue of the auction’s catalog will feature an interview with an interior designer or figure in the community who discusses current design trends and relevant topics.

Since launching in the U.K., Period Design auctions have become an essential part of the Bonhams experience. Known as a reliable resource for great values on one-of-kind items, the auctions deliver diverse style and inspirational design. Each month, Bonhams’ trusted and knowledgeable specialists present an eclectic offering, from the 18th century to the present day.

Period Art & Design auctions will feature property from private estates, collectors and institutions, as well as celebrity or entertainment personalities. Objects on offer are sought after by designers, seasoned buyers and the auction novice because of their remarkable style, quality and value. Whether buying or selling, Bonhams’ highly skilled team of international specialists is here to assist with the ever changing auction needs of its clientele. Highlights for the new sale category will be announced in the coming weeks.

The illustrated auction catalog for the inaugural sales will be available online for review and purchase in the weeks preceding the auction at Bonhams.com.



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