JZ Knight's Collectibles Up For Sale
Collector, channeler and entrepreneur, JZ Knight has had an interesting life. Knight first came to national attention in the 1970s for channeling a being called Ramtha, a Lemurian warrior who lived around 35,000 years ago. But in addition to founding the the School of Enlightenment, writing books and spreading Ramtha's teachings, Knight is also an antiques collector and owner of JZ Rose, a home furnishings store in Washington state. Some of her collection will go onsale at Bonham & Butterfields in Los Angeles on September 27. The collection features eclectic and unique examples of period furniture, decorative arts, carpets and paintings from the 17th through 20th centuries. Highlights include a set of five Louis XV carved walnut fauteuils, stamped N. Heurtaut, 18th century (est. $18,000-25,000); a painted canvas eight panel floor screen (est. $8,000-12,000); a George III brass inlaid mahogany secretary, late 18th century (est. $6,000-8,000) and a superb Chinese mother of pearl inlaid rosewood center table, late 19th/early 20th century (est. $3,000-5,000). Knight also has an impressive collection of Lalique including the René Lalique frosted glass table clock shown above, estimated at $12,000-$18,000.