Rare furniture, paintings and exotica from the collection of leading American arts and crafts figure Lockwood de Forest II will be auctioned by Bonhams in Sydney this month, having been consigned from the designer’s grandson who lives in Australia. The renowned New York designer, painter and interior decorator was a prominent member of the 19th-century Aesthetic Movement and famously worked alongside Louis C. Tiffany, creator of the iconic Tiffany stained-glass lamp, in the 1880s. The Sydney auction includes a vitrine and elm chest designed by de Forest, several of his oil paintings and antiques including an ancient Egyptian bronze, 18th century Indian miniatures and Japanese scrolls. Bonhams specialist Fiona Frith said the sale was a rare opportunity for collectors to secure furniture designed by de Forest and made at his studios in Ahmedabad, India, by the highly

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