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12 Sublime Finds from This Ultra-Rare Vintages Auction 

Leon Gallery’s upcoming auction includes santos, tapestries, skate decks, and so many luxury watches
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Remember those awesome Supreme skate decks, in collaboration with Nan Goldin, The Hundreds, and Mendini, we previewed early last month? Well, here’s more of that kind of ultra-rare and fantastic finds from the mothership itself. The Vintages auction by Leon Gallery finally opens its doors on November 14, Saturday, at 11 a.m, with previews ongoing until tomorrow. 

And because we don’t want you to run into danger (stay safe and dry indoors!) and also because we want to whet your appetite for art, antiques, watches, furniture, and fashion (peep the pink Salvacion Lim Higgins terno here), we’ve rounded a dozen fascinating lots for your leisurely perusal. Take a look below.

This two-door Italian bar cabinet from the 1950s is for your relaxation station. Starting bid at P40,000.

Photo by Leon Gallery.

This slick rotating coffee table (also a bar!) made in Italy in the 1970s, is a conversation piece—as in, “Please enjoy this drink from my magic table.” Starting bid at P40,000. 

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This pair of French reclining lounge chairs from the 1930s in the rich-people shade of colorless is for binge-watching. Starting bid P40,000.

Photo by Leon Gallery.

This pair of Duecavalli steel-and-fabric lounge chairs from the 1960s is for people watching. Starting bid at P8,000.

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This unused 50th anniversary Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner (reference 16610) is for MondayStarting bid at P650,000. 

Photo by Leon Gallery.

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date (reference 18249) in white gold is for TuesdayStarting bid at P500,000

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This limited edition 260th anniversary Blancpain in white gold is for SundayStarting bid at P200,000.

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This pretty, little Cartier Roadster (reference 2675) is for the wifeStarting bid at P50,000.

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This trio of 19th-century Virgin Marys, all with ivory heads, is for your protection. Starting bid at P100,000.

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This vintage kilim runner adds a touch of the exotic and the ancient. Starting bid at P40,000.

Photo by Leon Gallery.

These ottomans covered in hand-tufted vintage carpets, with each side featuring a different design, looks right in the living room or the playroom. Starting bid at P20,000 each. 

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Finally, this lot of 31 artworks (!), including three works by Robert Langenegger, a signed print by Geraldine Javier, “Abscence” by Bea Camacho, two works by Felix Bacolor, an untitled 2006 painting by Jason Oliveria, and a Chabet lithograph portrait by Erick Encinares, among others, will fast forward your art collection. Starting bid at P90,000

Photo by Leon Gallery.

From top left: (s) ‘Untitled’ by Felix Gonzales-Torres; ‘Untitled (Red Abstract) by Felix Gonzales-Torres; (t) ‘Great Gumption Gains Gawking Groupies’ by Brian Hart; (u) ‘Ugliness Usurps Uptempo Undertakings’ by Brian Hart; (v) ‘Wood with Hole with Curved Corners No. 1’ by Richard Wood; (w) ‘Retrospective’ (National Art Gallery, Tokyo) by Yayoi Kusama; (x) ‘FatFirestarter’ by Jeona Zoleta; (y) ‘Balete III’ by Leeroy New; (z) ‘These Member’ by Felix Bacolor. 

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