French and English Furniture and Decorative Arts Highlight June Auction at Bonhams & Butterfields

LOS ANGELES.- Bonhams & Butterfields offered Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts on June 14, 2011 in Los Angeles. The 550-lot sale featured an array of works for varied tastes and collecting levels from the 16th through the 20th centuries, with a focus on English and French properties as well as property from the Estate of director, writer, producer and actor, Tim Whelan and his wife, actress and Los Angeles interior decorator, Miriam Seegar. French pieces of note from the June sale included a Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted mahogany suite of bedroom furniture, late 19th century (est. $60,000-80,000, sold for $73,200); a Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted marquetry bois satine and mahogany commode by François Linke, late 19th century (est. $45,000-65,000, sold for $54,900); an impressive Napoleon III gilt bronze, champlevé and onyx jardinière, third quarter 19th century (est. $20,000