Bonhams Offers Appraisals, Auction Highlights, April 27, 28

As if the last week in April were not busy enough, Bonhams will exhibit auction items and offer free appraisals during its the Spring Exhibition Weekend, April 27 and 28, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.

Coinciding with the annual White House Correspondents Dinner weekend and other receptions, Bonhams will present major highlights from its spring auctions in London and New York, letting attendees preview some of the items coming up for auction worldwide this year.

Fine paintings on offer by such luminaries as Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Mel Ramos and Eastman Johnson will grace the walls of the event space, complemented by displays of fine jewelry, rare books and decorative arts, including fine Chinese snuff bottles.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to bring their own treasures for a complimentary evaluation by Bonhams international roster of specialists.

Bonhams has a track record of achieving top results with auction items sourced in the Washington area. Notable local discoveries include a James Carol Beckwith painting found in Virginia and sold at Bonhams New York for $236,000 as well as a “Shanbodong” jade figure of Pindola by Yang Yuxuan from the Qing Dynasty found in Washington, D.C., and sold at Bonhams Hong Kong for $495,200. A world-record was achieved at Bonhams London for a Vasili Dmitrievich Polenov painting from Virginia, which sold for $6,366,450.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 27; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 28. Also, available vintage motorcars will be on display in the entryway of the Four Seasons, including a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Complimentary appraisals are available on April 27 by appointment. Contact Martin Gammon, Vice President of Business Development and Museum Services at Bonhams, at 202-333-1696. 

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