A Valentine To Great Design: The JF Collection At Christie's

The name  is synonymous with the creme de la creme in furniture. For over 40 years, , his shop in Los Angeles, has been a top destination for designers, Hollywood A-listers, collectors and fashion mavens looking for the most iconic pieces, one-of-a-kind treasures and antiques sourced from around the world. Growing up in colonial Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Chen came to Los Angeles for college, a move that ignited his passion for furniture. Originally located on Melrose Avenue, his stock grew to take over an enormous warehouse on Highland Avenue, a second space across the street and even yet a third space, a few blocks away, as well as being sold via 1st Dibs, Incollect and Design Carta.

Now, when Christie's Rockefeller Center offers a selection of over 300 lots for sale, in a dedicated auction taking place on February 13th, with an online auction taking place from February 7-14, those on the east coast will get a close-up example of his discerning eye . Encompassing Asian art, decorative objects and contemporary design, the pieces in the sale encompass such iconic names as Dan Johnson, Georges Jouve, Finn Juhl, Carlo Molino, Ettore Sottsass, Hans Wegner, and emerging artist Michael Wilson. 18th to 19th century Chinese furniture, bronzes, hardstone-carvings, porcelains and ceramics, Japanese screens, inlaid objects, bronzes -- the lots span Chen's formidable career and extensive travels, offering the best of this Californian tastemaker’s distinctive aesthetic. Conveniently subdivided by the way we shop and live – Lights, Accents, Tables, Chairs – the works range from blue-chip artists and designers like Calder, Perriand and Henningsen through to more contemporary masters such as Boontje, Novakova and Mozer amongst others.

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