Mary Pickford Auction…

 

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Featuring the Collection of Mary Pickford Fine & Decorative Art, Furnishings,
Jewelry & Memorabilia

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November 22nd and 23rd, 2008 at The Beverly Hilton
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Public Exhibition:
Beverly Hills, California
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Monday, November 17 – Friday, November 21
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Live and Online Televised Auction:
Beverly Hills, California
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Saturday, November 22
Session I, 10:00 a.m. (P.S.T.)
Session II, 2:00 p.m. (P.S.T.)

 

Sunday, November 23
Session III, 10:00 a.m. (P.S.T.)
Session IV, 2:00 p.m. (P.S.T.)

 

INFORMATION AND CATALOGUE 

 

This historic Hollywood auction features more than 700 lots of fine & decorative art, furnishings, jewelry and memorabilia that graced the home of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks known as “Pickfair”. These remaining items of their estate will be sold without reserve during a live televised and real-time online auction broadcast by Auction Network on November 22nd and 23rd at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Pickfair Auction features many furnishings that can be seen in vintage Hollywood press releases and magazine pictorials in publications such as Architectural Digest, House and Garden, and the Los Angeles Times.

 

Some of the fabled and exotic items coming to the block include a partial Capo Di Monte Napoleon à Josephine dinnerware service (est. $8,000-$10,000), a pair of fine Chinese carved rhinoceros tusks (est. $6,000-$8,000), a Continental silver, gold, enameled and garnet encrusted small coffer which was a gift to Mary Pickford from Grand Duchess Maria of Russia (est. $3,000-$4,000), a Thai damascene silver lotus form covered urn which was a gift to Mary Pickford from the King of Siam (est. $1,000-2,000),and a pair of Adam style paint decorated armchairs (est. $1,500-$2,500).

 

Highlighting fine art selections in the sale are two oil on canvas still life paintings by Paul de Longpré (est. $20,000-$30,000each), a Philip Mercier painting of children in a pastoral setting (est. $25,000-$35,000) and a landscape attributed to Asher Durand (est. $15,000-$25,000). Among the many personal effects to be sold are two handmade leather bound Pickfair guest books signed by dignitaries and guests between the years of 1926-1962 (est. $8,000-$10,000), a set of Moser gilt and acid etched vanity containers (est. $1,000-$2,000), and a 14k yellow gold compact by Cartier (est. $1,200-$1,800). Pickford jewelry featured in this sale include a 14k yellow gold five charm bracelet with personal engraved messages from Buddy Rogers to Mary Pickford, (est. $1,500-$2,000), a platinum, yellow gold and white diamond ring (est. $800-$1,200), and a 14k yellow gold and diamond covered Moviga wristwatch (est. $800-$1,200).

 

This auction will present a special opportunity for collectors to purchase property once belonging to America’s Sweetheart from Hollywood’s Golden Era.

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3 Responses to “Mary Pickford Auction…”

  1. Landman says:

    Mr. Ellenberger, I want to thank you for your wonderful blog. There are not many sites I enjoy more than this one. I spend a lot of time on your blog as I am an “old Hollywood buff” . Keep up the great work. I enjoy reading all about one of my favorite towns in America, Los Angeles, and you fill my needs with info. Thanks again Sir.

  2. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate it and hope you enjoy the coming year.

  3. Rick Janisse says:

    I believe I have the original chandelier that hung at Pickfair. Is there a picture available that I can get to confirm and determine its value. Thank you.
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    HI RICK, HAVE YOU TRIED ANY GOOGLE SEARCHES? I’LL LOOK AROUND FOR SOME PHOTOS. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE MAY SEE THIS AND HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU. THANKS.

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