September 3, 2012

More Zajac Magic

When I started looking into the Edward Zajac mirrors I showed the other day, I went back and reviewed the Bonham’s catalogue for the auction to see what else had been listed for sale.  These “satellite” mirrors are a spin on the Line Vautrin (French, 1913-1997) Sequin mirrors. I actually prefer Zajac’s version for its lightness and whimsy.imageThe mirror directly above was hammered down for $114,000 on an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000 and the one below for $28,000 on an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.image

In addition to this mirror, there were several other interesting ones. A pair of these went for about $6000. The mirrors are inlaid like the one above. image

This riff on a sunburst mirror also went for $6000.image

A Louis XVI style marble inset white painted circular table for $5600. I love the detailing!image

An Edwardian-style leather-covered campaign chest of drawers went for about $1000.imageAnother piece was this great chandelier, which I am not sure if Edward Zajac created or not. zajac1The arms certainly show the same sense of fun that the “satellite” mirrors do.

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I love discovering new things!

12 comments:

  1. Is that a typo or did someone actually spend $114,000.00 on a mirror!?

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  2. Okay, any furniture covered in leather is probably worth a lot of money, due to the nature of leather, its tendency to discolor and stretch/tighten... but a mirror with wired-on baubles? No, sorry. I've bought antique mirrors like the ones pictured for around $50, and could add wired-on baubles for under $50... resulting in an identical/comparable mirror for around $100. The mirrors you've shown are definitely priced with a view to sell to rich people who think if they don't over-pay for an item, it isn't worth anything. Should totally be listed on OKL, if they aren't already.

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  3. OMGosh, the mirrors....I need to start finding those to sell :) I'm in the wrong field. I LOVE, LOVE the Edwardian stye campaign chest.....very cool! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend, Meg.
    xoxo,
    Loi

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  4. They are very unique and interesting mirrors; I love the whimsey. As many items "newly" discovered, the prices go sky high and then as they are replicated will come down to be affordable.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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    1. They really are great. And to see them in person is just enchanting.

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  5. I feel very uneducated.....of course, I know Line Vautrin, but I had never heard of Zajac. I do love these pieces, I'm going to study up on this artist. Thanks, Mary

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    1. Mary... Edward Zajac worked for/with Billy Baldwin. When Baldwin retired, EZ took over the client list. He's still living in NYC.

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  6. Stunning, Meg. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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