I've heard about Abell's auction house for years but have never been... until yesterday! I went with two very dear friends, who, by the way, are first-rate design mavens and downright brilliant shoppers. Watching them go through the lots and discuss everything was a hoot, especially as Abell's doesn't offer much information on the tags and there's no catalogue—presumably because it's weekly sales and there just isn't time. The Wednesday previews are really the only chance to see the items... but what you might also see are some of Los Angeles's biggest interior designers searching for treasures. It pains me to keep them nameless.
Below, a few fun finds....
|The lovely Lois Boardman test-driving a potential set of new garden chairs.|
|Am tempted to bid on this pair...|
|I'm no hard-core modernist. This would be my kind of Stan Bitters-type outdoor wall sculpture.|