West Palm Beach, FL, USA, November 7, 2022 — Fans of MacKenzie-Childs – the manufacturer of ceramics and retailer of hand-painted imported furniture and home décor, founded in 1983 by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs – will have an opportunity to add to their collections in an auction slated for Wednesday, November 16th, by Auction Life, starting promptly at 2 pm Eastern time.
The 513-lot auction is loaded with gorgeous art glass, crystal, fine art, handbags, jewelry, porcelain, sculptures and more, but also features an entire estate of perhaps the biggest MacKenzie-Childs fan ever. That person procured all of the Courtly Check checkerboard, polka dots, stripes, and faux marbling patterned pieces that were available at the time.
Artist Anna Davis, a fellow MacKenzie-Childs devotee, was commissioned to transform the collector’s home to express their affinity for the Courtly Check and other patterns that M-C was famous for. “This is a rare opportunity to acquire retired MacKenzie-Childs pieces and one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by MacKenzie-Childs that are very hard to find,” said Tarek Eljabaly, the manager of Auction Life and an auctioneer.
One item expected to do particularly well is the MacKenzie-Childs “Poppy Keepsake” coffee table, from the 2014 Poppy collection (est. $3,000-$6,000). The piece is hand-decorated with a plethora of patterns and the table top has rectangular glass to center with faux marble trim around the top, red and black trim sides which transition into Courtly Check corners leading to legs that feature alternating patterns synonymous with M.C.
To learn more about Auction Life and the November 16th auction featuring MacKenzie-Childs items please visit www.AuctionLifeFlorida.com. (AB 3566)