Clarke End of Summer Auction Aug 25

LARCHMONT, NY – On Monday, August 25, Clarke will conduct its final auction of the Summer 2008 season.

This sale is especially strong in midcentury modern, always a Clarke speciality, with pieces from Karl Springer, Arteluce, Paul Evans, Paavo Tynell, Tapi Wirkkala, John Widdicomb, Ron Schmidt, JL Metz, Sonneman, Toshiko Takaezu, Harvey Probber, Fornasetti, Otto Natzler and more.

paavo-tynell.jpgAntiques are highlighted by an early wood putto, an Empire claw foot pedestal drop-leaf table, two Davenport desks, a 19th C. demilune flip-top table, pairs of Empire bronze figures and figural 4 arm candelabra, a bronze piano lamp with eagle, a 19th C. sleigh bed and more.

Exceptional items include a classical life-sized bronze helmet, a 19th C. signed telescope, and artist-signed porcelain plaques after Old Masters.

Fine art includes a pair of Swiss landscapes, Danish oils, signed Finnish bronze medallions, box lots of oil paintings, an early English portrait on panel, a c.1860 lithograph after Audubon, 19th C. copies of Old Masters, bronze sculptures and more.

Founder and owner Ronan Clarke notes that “early indications were that this was going to be an exceptional midcentury sale with the coincidence of two estates providing fine Finnish items. However, these were joined by other strong midcentury lots including a great Paul Evans credenza and we assembled a strong grouping of antiques and exceptional decorative lots as we got closer to auction.”

Note:Auction to take place at 6:00 pm Monday August 25 with previews Friday and Saturday, August 22-23, 12 Noon to 6:00 pm, and day-of-auction, 12 Noon to auction start. For further information, please call Clarke at 914-833-8336 or visit its website at

About Clarke Auction Gallery

Clarke Auction Gallery, Westchester’s Premier Auction Gallery, conducts catalogued sales monthly featuring distinctive fine and decorative arts, antiques, exceptional furniture, oriental rugs, sterling silver and mid-century modern. For further information, please contact us at (914)833-8336 or [email protected]