The Collection Of Sir Daniel Donohue for Sale at Bonhams & Butterfields In Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams announces the upcoming sales of the Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue. The extraordinary Collection is that of a true antiquarian, a manner that is rarely seen today. The offering is all encompassing and features more than 1,000 works, ranging from antiquities to 20th century decorative arts. Sales will begin with a two-day single owner auction on April 4-5, 2011, at the Los Angeles salerooms of Bonhams & Butterfields. Among the early works of art to be offered are a number of important religious pieces, including a Florentine carved marble tympanum from the late 15th/early 16th century in the style of Francesco de Simone Ferrucci (est. $25,000-35,000) and a large Italian Renaissance polychrome decorated terracotta figure of the Virgin and Child, possibly Siena, 15th century (est. $18,000