Handle with White Gloves: The Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue Brings Over $4 Million


LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields announced an extraordinary result for its auction of the Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue on April 4-5, 2011 in Los Angeles. The remarkable two-day single owner sale brought more than $4-million and featured nearly 1,000 lots. Works of note from the 100% sold auction, also known as a ‘white glove sale,’ ranged from antiquities to 20th century decorative arts. Fierce bidding was observed throughout all sections of the multi-category sale for European furniture, objets de vertu, silver, decorative and fine arts. Many of the items on offer far surpassed their pre-sale estimates. Andrew Jones, Los Angeles Director of European Furniture and Decorative Arts at Bonhams & Butterfields, said: “The firm was honored to offer works from the Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue. The single-owner auction attracted a crowd of more than 200 people in the Los Angeles saleroom, many of whom tr