Barb Dawson


Palisades, CA

Cool Mid-Century, Architect’s Home! Art, Milo Baughman 70s-80s in Highlands!

Former resident was architect Robert Mathews who was

a vice president with Welton Becket Architectural Associates,

the architectural and engineering firm responsible for the

$68-million restoration of Sacramento's 100-year-old Capitol

building in 1982. Mathews was Welton Becket's point man on

the massive project and the sale features a significant archive of

interior and exterior renderings, drawings, correspondence,

photographs from the California State Archive, reports, memorabilia

from the 1982 opening gala of the Capitol, miscellaneous ephemera that

includes drawings, exquisite original renderings of light fixtures fabricated

especially for the building plus loads of interesting architectural ephemera

such as vintage photos, records, correspondence, reports, drawings, graphics

and records from other Welton Becket's building projects including airport

and Greyhound bus terminals.

Home furnishings include a superb chrome and glass Milo Baughman D.I.A. dining

table with glass leaf and six chrome-framed upholstered chairs. There're

also a complementary '70s chrome and brass etagere and console table,

a pair of cool upholstered '70s lounge chairs, WJ Sloane sofa, a classic thick

glass coffee table that really rocks and a black 5'   B.K. Settergren baby grand piano.

Sale boasts cloisonné pieces, jade plants, Ginori china, porcelain figurines, plates,

collectible tea cup sets, dishes, vintage perfume bottles, beautiful wine glasses

and other glassware, monkey wood bowls and platters, kitchen ware and small


Walls are filled with an eclectic array of signed and unsigned original oils, water-

colors, prints and poster art, and a striking hand-embroidered Japanese wedding

kimono adorning one entire wall.

There are five racks of contemporary women's clothes with labels from Alberto

Makali, Chico's, AnnTaylor, Harari and Citron and some fine men's suits including

two 1940s men's silk smoking robes as well. Sale also includes books, records

(including vintage classical and operatic 78s), an original old Sonora Victrola that

really works. Also a Magnavox credenza with working tube radio, and so much more. 

Truly a sale not to be missed!