SoMa Estates Auctions at Bonhams & Butterfields to Feature 20th Century Furniture in September

Bonhams & Butterfields SoMa Estates Auctions kicks off the 2007 Fall season with its September 16th & 17th sale in San Francisco, CA. The monthly auction saw success in its inaugural offering of 20th century furniture and decorative arts last Spring. The Fall sale will again highlight property of this era, an increasingly popular collecting category. Featured in the two-day sale will be ceramics, pottery, metalwork, glass and furniture in the Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts styles, with wonderful Modernist design and Contemporary examples on offer. Highlights include examples of 20th century Danish Modernism such as a handsome Hans Wegner teak dining suite, model 4103, comprising a table and three chairs (est. $900/1,200). A green leather sofa and chair by Italian designer Antonio Citterio should interest those redecorating a room, the pieces to be offered at $1,200 to $1,800 for the pair. A large selection of contemporary furnishings from the San Francisco-based McGuire Furniture Company will include chairs, tables, barstools, bedroom suites and lamps. In business for more than 50-years, McGuire furnishings are appreciated for their classic designs in rattan, bamboo and teak, some of the early McGuire designs are within the Smithsonian Collection at New York’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum. The September SoMa sale will feature examples from McGuires Designer Collections line including designs by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Barbara Barry for McGuire. Estimates range from $100 to $1,200 for these lots. -More- 20th Century Design at SoMa in Sept. -2- The 20th century decorative arts section will include a large selection of studio and decorative glass including collectible examples by Steuben, Baccarat and Lalique. Also showcased will be Modern and Contemporary paintings and prints. The auction will include silver and silverplate, rugs and carpets, toys and collectibles, tribal art and estate jewelry — as well as its traditional monthly offering of period American, French and English furniture and American and European works of art. Previews open September 14th and 15th in Bonhams & Butterfields’ San Francisco gallery. The auction’s illustrated catalog will be online for review and purchase in the weeks preceding the sale at The SoMa Estates Auctions at Bonhams & Butterfields are held each month bringing a broad array of property in nearly every collecting category to the block. These exciting sales are seen as a major resource for Bay Area interior decorators, for international dealers and members of the trade and for private collectors in search of unique property to decorate a home or enhance a collection. -End- Press Contact: Levi Morgan, [email protected] 415-503-3348 NOTES FOR EDITORS Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son and Neale UK. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America and in August 2003, Goodmans, a leading Australian fine art and antiques auctioneer with salerooms in Sydney, joined the Bonhams Group of Companies. Today, Bonhams is one of the largest and fastest growing auction houses in the world. It offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street, and Knightsbridge, and a further seven throughout the UK. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston in the USA; and Switzerland, France, Monaco, Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 50 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, go to