New York: Lark Mason Associates announced that their Furniture, Fine and Decorative Arts on igavelauctions.com goes live on September 22 through October 11. Among the 250 lots offered is an important collection of fine 18th century Venetian furniture and mid-20th century pieces by Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. Running concurrently is Rugs and Carpets from the Collection of Barry MacLean, which goes live on October 4 to 22. “We are delighted to present this eclectic sale of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, which dates from the 18th century through the mid-20th century,” says Lark Mason. “It’s rare to have such a fine quality group of Venetian furniture come up for sale.” According to Mason, the auction also includes a large selection of rugs as well as mid-century furniture. “This is an ideal opportunity for design aficionados s to acquire furnishings at accessible estimates.”A pair of armchairs and ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll (Estimate: $500/800)Among the highlights are a pair of 18th century Italian Console Tables, (Estimate: $8,000/12,000); a set of eight 18th century Venetian Italian Red and Gilt Chairs, (Estimate: $12,000/18,000); a Genovese Italian Burl Walnut and Fruitwood Bureau Bookcase, circa. 1740-1750 (Estimate: $10,000/15,000); a pair of Italian Venetian Carved Giltwood Girandole Mirrors, circa 1750-1760 (Estimate: $2,000/3,000); an 18th century Milanese Italian Giltwood Console with Faux Marble top (Estimate: $5,000/8,000); a pair of 18th century Italian, Red-Painted Consoles with Faux Marble Top (Estimate: $8,000/12,000); and an 18th century Italian Giltwood Mirror, circa. 1730-1740 (Estimate: $700/1,000).Mid-twentieth century furniture designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll includes a yellow upholstered executive side chair (Estimate: $300/500) and a pair of armchairs and ottoman (Estimate: $500/800). Two modernist fiberglass shell chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller (Estimate: ($300-500) are also in the sale.Additionally, the sale includes a woodcut by Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), called The
The upcoming New York City Estate Auction from Auctions at Showplace will be held on September 25, 2022. A selection of vintage and luxury jewelry leads the listings, as well as fine silver, vintage furniture, Persian rugs, and decorative art. Bidding begins live and online at 12:00 PM EDT.Art Deco Platinum Diamond Ring 2.01 H/VS1Among the top lots of the sale is an Art Deco diamond and platinum ring (lot #55; estimate: USD 20,000 – $40,000). It centers a transitional-cut round brilliant diamond weighing 2.01 carats. It has H color and VS1 clarity, and the piece comes with a GIA report. Like many Art Deco jewelry pieces from the period, this ring uses an elegant and elaborate setting to enhance the sparkle of the central gemstone.Vintage 1950s 14K Gold Engraved Charm BraceletCollectors of vintage jewelry can also consider an engraved 14-karat gold charm bracelet from the 1950s (lot #114; estimate: $2,500 – $3,500). Tiffany & Co. brought charm bracelets to the world of luxury for the first time in 1889. The style was popularized among European nobility before trickling down to popular culture. While it was not until the 1970s that charm bracelets were collected to mark rites of passage or personal accomplishments, wearers in the 20th century used the bracelet’s versatility to express themselves. The available charm bracelet features five gold charms of similar size. They resemble a clover leaf, an engraved disc, a lined heart, a calendar, and a dangling train. The calendar charm features a small gemstone marking the date February 2, 1956, and the train charm bears the words “A Day to Remember.” Workshop of Duncan Phyfe (Attr) Grecian Taste SofaBeyond fine jewelry, several lots of antique American furniture are notable. These include a Grecian-style sofa attributed to the workshop of Duncan Phyfe (lot #96; estimate: $6,000
BILLINGS presents our Fall 2022 Modern Art & Design auction at our location in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, starting at 10am PT on Saturday, September 24th, 2022.The sale is comprised of over 300 lots of curated 20th century and contemporary art and design, representing a wide range of interests. Among the most notable items in this collection is an outstanding, large resin ‘Wedge’ sculpture by American sculptor Peter Alexander (1939-2020) and a variety of works by California Craftsmen, including John Nyquist and Robert Trout,Peter Alexander (American, 1939-2020)Untitled ‘Wedge’ sculpture, 1968. Lot 5 from BILLINGS Fall Modern Art & Design auction, September 24, 2022.Peter Alexander was a key figure of the ‘Light and Space’ movement in Los Angeles, California in the 1960s. He was renowned for his works cast in polyester resin, described by the Los Angeles Times as “ethereal sculptures that evoked the quietly shifting nature of light, color and environment.”An avid surfer from the age of 13, Alexander would use resin to repair his surfboards. One day, he accidentally left some resin in a Dixie Cup that dried into a clear disc, which intrigued and inspired him. He began experimenting with resin, casting it into sculptures of varying sizes, while attending UCLA to acquire his bachelor’s degree in 1965, and fine arts master’s degree in 1968.Alexander’s earliest resin sculptures were presented in cuboid shapes, which he described as “little rooms” in a 2014 video interview by the Getty Conservation Institute. Later, inspired by the view of the ocean while in an airplane landing at LAX, he began creating his ‘wedge’ sculptures. “I was looking down and noticing the ocean and how it changes color before it hits the sand . . . So, I did these objects that disappear at the top, like the water does when it
Oak Park, IL — On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will hold a Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art sale with over 350 lots by influential figures from the mid-20th century to the present. Items on offer include paintings, prints, sculptures, furniture, lighting, metalwork, pottery, glassware, and more. Along with examples by artists and designers from Chicago and the Midwest, the sale features works by a range of American and global innovators. Preview details and bidding instructions follow the auction highlights below.Highlights of Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art on August 24Sorcerer’s Village, 1972Estimate $4,000-6,000Paintings, Drawings, Prints & SculpturesOne of the standout works on August 24 is an oil on canvas by celebrated Mexican painter Rodolfo Morales, Plaza in Four Parts (estimate $20,000-30,000), which combines elements of magic realism and surrealism to portray a traditional village scene. Robert Lostutter also draws on fantasy and the sale includes three of his watercolor and pencil drawings and an etching with unusual creatures (highest $3,000-5,000). Other illustrations of note are Patrick Nagel’s drawing for COQ magazine and Bernar Vernet’s conceptual, geometric work (each $4,000-6,000). Black artists with examples in the auction include Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Margaret Burroughs (highest $4,000-6,000). Two figural ceramic plaques will be up for bid by Marcello Fantoni and Clyde Burt and several steel sculptures by James Bearden will be offered (highest $7,000-9,000). The auction also has works by many other notable artists, such as: Marc Chagall, Alex Katz, Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, and Banksy (highest $1,500-2,500).Modern American DesignAmerican design features two pine display tables by Donald Judd selected by architect John Pawson for Calvin Klein NYC (each $10,000-20,000). Another statement-making form is Vladimir Kagan’s Cloud sofa for Directional ($6,000-8,000). Several classic, mid-century furniture lines are available from Edward Wormley and Paul McCobb (highest $5,000-7,000). Iconic examples from Herman Miller and Knoll will likewise highlight the sale. From George Nelson, the auction includes a Home Office desk, X-Leg dining table, and CSS wall unit (highest $4,000-6,000).
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