Andrew Jones celebrates 40 years in the trade

Auctioneer Andrew Jones, President/CEO/Founder of the Downtown Los Angeles-based Andrew Jones Auctions, is currently marking the 40th anniversary of his successful career.
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Auctioneer Andrew Jones says his firm’s goal is to attract the affluent younger crowd of Downtown Los Angeles and “offer a broader selection of items to buyers and present the in fun, interesting ways.”

LOS ANGELES – Auctioneer Andrew Jones, President/CEO/Founder of the Downtown Los Angeles-based Andrew Jones Auctions, is currently marking the 40th anniversary of his successful career. Concurrently, he and his team are also celebrating the first year anniversary of Andrew Jones Auctions. It's the newest auction house to make its mark on the Los Angeles art and antiques scene.

Launched in Summer 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions [https://andrewjonesauctions.com] is a unique venue that unites a team of specialists with decades of international auction experience. The firm delivers a diverse array of fresh-to-the-market property culled from ancient times to today, and from every corner of the globe, at all price ranges, to new and seasoned collectors. Andrew Jones is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable appraisers in California, and also has a long-standing reputation of successful sales at an international level.

Regarding his career milestone, Mr. Jones said, “I’ve loved what I do for a living every single day for the past 40 years, and it is with immense pleasure that my team and I have been fortunate enough to have quickly established ourselves within the Southern California marketplace in just one year. Our very first sale, last September, offered our clients centuries of design — from Gothic to modern — ensuring there was something to suit all tastes and budgets.”

Italian Baroque style inlaid walnut secretary cabinet

In May 2019, Andrew Jones Auctions sold several pieces from the estate of actor Peter Falk, who portrayed the title character on the television series “Columbo” on TV. From the Peter Falk estate: far left Italian Baroque style inlaid walnut secretary cabinet, post 1950 ($700). Courtesy of Andrew Jones Auctions

“We offer the nascent buyer the opportunity to reverse the trend of the throw-away world of today, by acquiring antique and vintage furnishings, and starting a breathtaking collection for themselves, while also getting an education, and developing their own style,” Jones adds. “Every piece we sell tells a story, and it’s fun for us to explain them to our newer clients. In fact, many of our pieces can even be held in your hands.”

“And established collectors will also find our establishment a place to obtain the perfect complement to a meticulously curated collection, as well as a decorative statement piece to enhance any room.

When asked his opinion of what the future of the antiques trade holds, Jones replies, “There’s no doubt in my mind that the antiques market is recovering nicely from the doldrums of a few years ago. Our challenge has been — and remains — attracting new buyers and showing them that antiques are fun, often unique, and really, environmentally friendly and they can mix beautifully with modern living. Combining that with our ability to cater to established collectors, and I’m confident we will have a great future. I am confident that we will continue to grow, and as we refine our approach and learn more about what our clientele wants, we’ll create a tremendous niche for ourselves here in the Southern California marketplace and beyond.”

Andrew Jones Auctions is located at 2221 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. The firm can be reached via telephone at 213-748-8008.

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