John Moran Auctioneers

John Moran Auctioneers is a family-owned and operated company founded in 1969. John Moran Auctioneers offers quality art and antiques from estates and private collections to buyers around the globe. The auction house have set sale records in many specialty markets, particularly in California & American Paintings. In 2001, John Moran became the first auctioneer in the world to sell a California painting in excess of one million dollars.


John Moran Auctioneers remains a family-owned and operated company that values tradition while keeping abreast of the latest advancements in technology, marketing and online bidding. Moran’s is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and professional standards in the business to buyers and to sellers, trustees and executors seeking appraisal and disposition of antiques, fine art, quality furnishings and jewelry at auction.

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A group of stone and gold intaglio gent's rings
Comprising two 18K yellow gold with quartz dog, one carnelian shield and 14K white gold and sapphire monogram, sizes 9 3/4 in yellow gold, 8 1/2 in white gold, 71.0 gms gross, 3 pcs, est: $1200/1800\nCondition: Overall good condition with normal signs of wear commensurate with age. Rings can be sized within moderation. John Moran Auctioneers
Albert Thomas De Rome (1885-1959 Carmel, CA)
''Reamer Point, Pt. Lobos'', oil on unstretched canvas, 6'' H x 8'' W, est: $1500/2500\nsigned lower right: A. De Rome, titled and dated verso: Apr 1937. Literature: W.A. Nelson-Rees, ''Albert Thomas DeRome 1885-1959: Being a Story of His Life and A Picture Diary of His Oils and Watercolor'', Oakland, CA, 1988, no. 203, pg. 79, illustrated. Provenance: Private Collection, Orange County, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: A scattered 1.5'' area of touch-up in the lower center near the edge. Possible spots of touch-up in the green pigments in the left center and in the violet / grey pigments on the hill in the right center. Difficult to read under uneven varnish. John Moran Auctioneers
A near pair of sterling silver lidded table urns
1890, each with maker's mark of Francis Boone Thomas & Co., further marked ''Thomas / 153 New Bond St.'', each knopped finial over a repousse-decorated foliate-wrapped lid atop a reticulated urn with gilt-washed interior, decorated to the exterior with aegicrane masks issuing laurel garlands, raised on three hoof feet atop a tripartite acanthus-molded base, with red glass liners, the first: 9'' H x 3.75'' Dia.; the second: 9.125'' H x 3.75'' Dia., 32.925 oz troy approximately, est: $500/700\nProvenance: Estate of Andrew F. Chandler and the Lenore Gantt Chandler Trust. Condition: Overall good condition, with general minor scratches, nicks and tarnishing commensurate with age. A near pair, as stated. Weight does not include glass liners. John Moran Auctioneers
An L. & J.G. Stickley oak drop arm settle
Circa 1907-1912, with red-ground ''L & J.G. Stickley / Handcraft'' handscrew mark verso, with a straight crestrail over a slatted back issuing dual armrests flanking a rectangular cushion, raised on squared legs, 36.25'' H x 77'' W x 29'' D, est: $1000/2000\nProvenance: Private Collection, Pasadena, CA. Condition: Overall good condition, with general marks, scratches, nicks and wear commensurate with age. Scuffing and more extensive wear to legs and seatrail. Seat currently lacking upholstery. John Moran Auctioneers
A Louis XV style gilt-bronze sixteen-light chandelier
Modern, the waved acanthus-cast corona above an urn-form pendant issuing downswept acanthus-sheathed supports over a further reeded urn issuing S-form candlearms above a floral-cluster pendant; together with two similar smaller five-light chandeliers, all electrified, 3 pcs, the largest to corona, 28.5'' H x 31'''' Dia., est: $3000/4000\nCondition: The smaller: 13.5'' x 18.5''. Somewhat rough quality to casting. General marks, scratches and rubbing overall. Adjustments to some elements necessary. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use. We have described this and all lots to the best of our ability. It is the prospective purchaser's obligation to inspect this and all lots firsthand to satisfy questions of age, authenticity and condition in advance of bidding. We are not responsible for omissions in condition reports. Your bid indicates acceptance of our Conditions of Sale. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL. John Moran Auctioneers
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735 West Woodbury Road
Altadena, CA 91001
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