Lot 248

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Queen Anne chinoiserie-decorated mirror 18th century, arched crest and bolection-molded frame enclosing two beveled glass mirror plates; frame with painted gold decoration on black lacquer ground.
H60" W25 1/2"

Provenance: Ex-collection of Marjorie Seely Blossom Jones Wilson.
Descended to present owner, Atlanta, Georgia collection.

Other Notes: New York and London socialite Marjorie Seely Blossom was first married to financier E. Clarence Jones. They wanted to build a lavish home in Palm Beach for the season, which was to be designed by Marion Sims Wyeth. The oceanfront estate know today as Vita Serena on 105 Clarendon Avenue was completed after the death of Mr. Jones. Mrs. Jones later married Captain Robert Amcotts Wilson, and they considered the Palm Beach estate their second home. It was eventually sold to Jean Flagler Matthews, who rented the house to King Saud during the early 1960s. Today this magnificient property is for sale at the asking price of 27.9 million dollars.

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December 3, 2011 10:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 + $5,000