The Designer Sale – Bonhams & Butterfields November Sunset Estate Auction to Highlight Decor, Design and Diverse Style

. November 6, 2007 – Bonhams & Butterfields, international fine arts auctioneers, is pleased to announce the November 11th and 12th , 2007 Sunset Estate Auction in Los Angeles. The monthly sale has gained recognition throughout the auction and interior design communities as the place to be, the place to shop, the place to enhance your personal style and to celebrate your unique home.

The November Sunset Estate Auction will present a large selection of designer furnishings. Aptly named “The Designer Sale,” the auction will be an exciting event featuring over 500-lots of designer furnishings as well as period examples from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries for all tastes and trends. A collection of fine art including paintings, prints and sculpture is expected to attract bidder interest as well. The sale begins Sunday and continues on Monday. The Nov. 12th session will feature 150-lots of estate jewelry, Asian works of art, natural history, silver and silver plate, rugs and carpets, as well as books and manuscripts.

The November auction will coincide with a special event hosted by Bonhams & Butterfields presenting acclaimed interior designer Peter Dunham. An afternoon discussion will include his insights on new trends in home décor, how to mix and match at varied price points, iconic “must-haves,” insider tips from a professional designer about buying at auction and how to update your home decor.

With a long Who’s Who list of celebrity clientele, Dunham is known throughout the Hollywood community and around the world as a designer to the stars. His innovative and casual, yet elegant interiors and fabric designs have been featured in publications including: Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Maison Française and The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter, among others. The discussion will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. (reservations are required as space is limited).

November 2007 auction highlights include:
A wrought iron and paneled wood console table comprised of antique elements, (est. $500/700)

An armchair by noted Los Angeles designer Rose Tarlow, (est. $ 600/800)

A Louis XVI style leather upholstered fauteuil, designed by Billy Baldwin, (est. $1,000/1,500)

A Spanish giltwood mirror, (est. $1,000/1,500)

A copper cauldron on stand (est. $400/600)

Style on Sunset
Named for the famed Boulevard on which the auctioneer’s Los Angeles galleries reside, the monthly auction event has become a reliable resource for those in search of unique decorative items and antiques, attracting novice buyers and design experts across all categories.

Knowledgeable specialists are on hand to share the inside scoop on that fabulous piece of period furniture and wonderful decorative arts direct from the homes and collections of notable families. At the Sunset Estate Auctions you can buy a work de-accessioned from a museum or from the estate of your favorite film and television celebrity or industry personality. We welcome you to the next level of retail – Sunset Estate Auctions at Bonhams & Butterfields.

Los Angeles preview events are scheduled for November 9-11 at Bonhams & Butterfields’ Sunset gallery. The illustrated catalog is currently available online for review and purchase at

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