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Take a Seat: The Top 10 Chairs at Abell This Week

Abell Auction Company is Los Angeles’ original and premier auction house since 1916. Sales are held every Thursday that feature more than 1,000 new pieces of inventory. We have a great assortment of mid-century modern Dunbar and other classic styles of chairs this week, scroll down to see some of the top chairs at Abell Auction Co. this week!

  1. Dunbar cane-back bergère 



2. Maison Jansen folding steel & brass campaign chair



3. Dunbar upholstered open armchair





4. Dunbar tufted pull-up chair



5. Le Corbusier chaise lounge



6. Eames tan leather lounge chair



7. Chrome bar stool



8. Arts & Crafts style dining chair



9. Mid-century modern rocker



10. Decorative porcelain upholstered ottoman

The Estate of TV Personality Bill Cullen: This Week at Abell

Abell Auction Company is proud to be representing the estate of 20th century TV personality Bill Cullen at the September 27, 2018 weekly auction. Continue reading

The Top 10 Pieces For The Modern Collector: This Week At Abell

Abell Auction Co. will be offering an assortment of mid-century modern art and decorative items at the July 19th weekly sale. Preview is open between 8 a.m to 4 p.m on Wednesday, July 18th, and the sale begins on Thursday, July 19th at 9 a.m.

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Andre Hambourg Paintings To Be Sold Fall 2018

Abell Auction Company will be offering three Andre Hambourg paintings in the upcoming fall 2018 Quarterly Fine Art Sale. The paintings are characteristic of Hambourg’s style, depicting Impressionist beach and boat scenes with his recognizable soft, pastel palette. The three signed oil on canvas painting all hail from a Santa Barbara estate, with Wally Findley gallery labels on the verso. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming sale through Abell’s Facebook and Instagram sites.


Hambourg, 1909-1999, was a French post-Impressionist artist known for landscape and seascape paintings. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs and the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was a dedicated painter by the age of 18. In the 1930s Hambourg worked in studios in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris, which exposed him to other modern artists of his day. By 1931, he was a member of many prominent Parisian art salons.


Hambourg spent the later part of the 1930s serving in Africa in the French-Algerian war, then worked as a war correspondent during World War II. In 1952, Hambourg became the official painter of the French Navy, which took him on numerous international sea voyages. On these travels Hambourg made many preparatory drawings and sketches for future paintings; these trips had a lasting impact on Hambourg’s art.


Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming sale and the catalog through Abell’s Facebook and Instagram sites.

In Memoriam: Ruth Weinberg (April 13, 1922 – March 31, 2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Weinberg, a loyal and cherished employee of Abell Auction Co. for more than 75 years. Continue reading

The Estate of Paul Anthony Mitchell

Items from estate of former professional football player to be featured in Abell’s upcoming fine art sale. Mr. Mitchell was the 6th oldest living former professional football player at the time of his passing.


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15 Great Pieces of Jewelry Sold at Abell in 2017

This past year saw an increased demand in pear-shaped diamonds and classic luxury designs

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The Estate of Mrs. Carole Cramer

Jewelry collection of 1950s singer & actress to hit the auction block

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Governor Brown Signs Bill Into Law Reducing Impediments That Affect California Auctions

The law immediately reduces impediments to auction companies engaged in the sale of sports and entertainment memorabilia in California.

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