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Paddle8 Presents Coburn Revisited, Tuesday, October 8 – Thursday, October 24

Coburn Revisited: The Collection of James and Beverly Coburn

Online auction house Paddle8 is pleased to announce Coburn Revisited: The Collection of James and Beverly Coburn, a sale of furnishings and interiors from the silver-screen idol’s Tony Duquette-designed Beverly Hills home. Working closely with Duquette, the Coburns filled their Spanish Colonial house with an eclectic and exotic mix of Hollywood High-Style furniture alongside art, textiles, and antiquities that they amassed during their world travels.

Coburn Revisited features nearly 60 lots, eleven of which were created or embellished by Duquette. The sale is curated by renowned California interior decorator Oliver M. Furth. This is Paddle8’s first single-owner sale and continues Paddle8’s expansion into design, which will also include a forthcoming sale curated by Kelly Wearstler (November 6 – 14).

Bidding opens on Tuesday, October 8 at 10 AM EST, and closes Thursday, October 24 at 6 PM EST, at

Highlights of Coburn Revisited include:

Sunburst Mirror, Tony Duquette. Gilt wood, painted wood and glass. Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Chinoiserie eight-panel floor screen, Northern European. Painted leather, velvet, gilt metal. Custom framed by Tony Duquette. Estimate: $7,000-9,000.

Opium Bed, Chinese. Parcel gilt, polychrome and ebonized wood, Decorated with painted flora/fauna and Chinese figural scenes. Estimate: $3,000-5,000.

Lovers, Indian. Gouache on paper. Later framed by Tony Duquette. Estimate: $1,200-1,800.

Suzani hand-embroidered fabric panel. Central Asia. Fabric. Estimate: $3,000-5,000.

Pair of Rococo coral painted & silvered wood open armchairs. Venetian, 18th Century. Carved wood and fabric. Later painted by Tony Duquette. Later upholstered for Beverly Coburn. Estimate: $2,000-3,000.

About Paddle8

Paddle8 is the online auction house, connecting buyers and sellers of fine art and collectibles across the Internet. Paddle8 presents two types of auctions: curated sales of works under $100,000, and benefit auctions in collaboration with non-profits. Founded by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 eases the sale and acquisition of art and collectibles via a fully online auction model, offering the lowest available commissions, no public sales records, and extended auction visibility and timelines, enhanced by educational content, in addition to automated post-sale services.

For further information, please contact Sarah Goulet,

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