November auction to offer items from private collections of interior design taste makers
Two acclaimed interior design taste-makers, Vogue International Editor-at-Large, Hamish Bowles, and antique dealer turned TV personality, Gordon Watson, are to sell objects from their private collections at a joint sale entitled "Adventures in Style" at Bonhams in New York on 13 November.
The two men have been friends for many years and share a lifelong passion for collecting furniture, art and objets, especially defining works of the 20th Century. As such, this sale will include a wide variety of objects, ranging from modern furniture to books, from photographs to silver, from antiques to contemporary art.
Highlights from this sale include an important Industry table by Studio Job (estimate $60,000-80,000), a refined pair of fossilised wood topped sidetables by Ado Chale (estimate $20,000-25,000), an André Dubreuil Ram chair (estimate $5,000-7,000) bought directly from the designer and a Candida Hofer den-ronen Frankfurt photograph (estimate $7,000-10,000). Also featured is a selection of extraordinary Silver and furniture created by the acclaimed Contemporary Designer Paul Belvoir.
Bowles has lived in Paris, London and Manhattan and his apartments have often been featured in magazines such as World of Interiors. He is well known as a curator of exhibitions of haute couture and was responsible for the highly successful show, "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years" at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
Watson is one of London's most respected antique dealers and has recently forged a new career as a T.V.personality in Channel 4's hit series "Four Rooms". He is currently in talks to develop a T.V. Antiques show in the U.S.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com