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This ‘Fili-Pan-Asian’ Auction Showcases The Best Of East and West

Enjoy a diversity of art and decor brought to you by Gavel&Block


The best of East meets the best of West in Gavel&Block’s upcoming ‘interiors’ online auction, which will be held on Saturday 24 July at 11am. The lineup of art, decor, and furniture feature standout examples from fun categories that appeal to all types of collectors, and the sale also serves as a fundraiser in partnership with Hands On Manila, for the benefit of at-risk families in Pililia, Rizal.


For lovers of ceramics, the auction boasts fabulous antique and vintage celadon pieces from China and Japan, which are complemented by a selection of books that also talk about Asian ceramics! Vintage and antique Chinoiserie also make an appearance in the sale, with intriguing pieces like a rare porcelain cup service for 12 from the Daoguang period, a 19th century gilt leather chest, an intricately inlaid Rosewood vintage wedding cabinet, a vintage dining set for 8, and a charming variety of figurines in wood and porcelain. And for lovers of k-dramas, the sale also features stately vintage Korean cabinets both featuring a butterfly motif-- one of the distinguishing nature motifs used in Korean furniture.



The sale wouldn’t be complete without signature fine art and furniture from Philippine artists and craftsmen. Lovers of local art will enjoy offerings from the likes of National Artists BenCab, Cesar Legaspi, and Arturo Luz, as well as modern and contemporary artists Juvenal Sanso, Lee Aguinaldo, Nena Saguil, Lydia Velasco, Romulo Olazo, and Charlie Co. 

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Framed BenCab offset lithographic reproduction | Courtesy of Salcedo Auctions
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These artworks would go well with the selection of fine Philippine furniture which include a a 4-post chest of drawers from Bulacan in warm narra, a rare kamagong caballero cabinet from Cavite, a Manila chest of drawers in extremely dense balayong wood, and a 4-leaved Baliuag ‘magic’ table made in the early 1900s from Bulacan.

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4-leaved Baliuag "magic table" made in the early 1900s from Bulacan | Courtesy of Salcedo Auctions


Rounding out the lineup of strong ‘Fili-Pan-Asian’ pieces are original fine art prints by big names in Western art like Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, and Joan Miro: the perfect introduction into collecting art for first-timers to the local auction scene. 


The local art community is also showing its support, with artists like Norberto ‘Lito’ Carating, Betsy Westendorp, Remy Boquiren, Ricky Ambagan, and John Paul Duray fully donating artworks to the sale. CWC Interiors for its part is also generously donating a brand new Noguchi Coffee Table from Herman Miller and Vitra.

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Vitra and Herman Miller Isamu Noguchi coffee table to benefit Hands On Manila | Courtesy of Salcedo Auctions


The Interiors online catalogue is now available at salcedoauctions.com. The auction is co-presented by Salcedo Auctions’ Exclusive Banking Partner HSBC Premier. For inquiries, email info@salcedoauctions.com or contact +63 917 825 7449 | +63 917 107 5581. Follow @gavelandblock on Facebook and Instagram.