Rago to Host 20th Century Decorative Arts and Furnishings Aucton

On Friday, October 1, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, 2010 at noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold a 1,300+ lot auction of 20th C. Decorative Arts and furnishings, the vast majority new to the market, fresh from private collections secured in the US and abroad. Among the top property in the sale is work from Castle, Chareau, Chihuly, Friedeberg, Martin Brothers, Nakashima, Paley, Rohlfs, Schreckengost, Stickley, Tiffany, Voulkos and Wegner.

“Simply put, this is the best selection of 20th C. design that we have brought to market in three years. There are not just good, but great examples from the finest makers in every category and the prices are right.” says David Rago.

• Friday, October 1 at Noon: Early 20th C. Design/Arts and Crafts
• Saturday/Sunday, October 2 and 3 at Noon: Modern Design
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.

Auction Exhibition/Preview
• Saturday, September 25, 2010 through Thursday, September 30, from 12-5 PM and by appointment. Doors open on days of sale at 9 a.m.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com

• Printed catalogues are available for $25 by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to [email protected]
• View a complete online catalogue with color images at ragoarts.com as of September 13, 2010.

Highlights of Early 20th C. Design

Row One. Tiffany Studios Favrile Jack-in-the-Pulpit bud vase, estimate: $4,500-6,500. Dard Hunter for Roycroft hammered copper and silver candelabrum, estimate: $20,000-30,000. Martin Brothers glazed stoneware bird tobacco jar, 1890, estimate: $12,500-17,000. Overbeck tall urn incised and glazed with quatrefoils, estimate: $15,000-20,000. Karl Kipp for Roycroft, hammered copper jewel casket, estimate: $2,000-3,000. Anna Marie Valentien for Rookwood rare Modeled Mat vase with nudes, 1910, estimate: $2,000-3,000. Dard Hunter for Roycroft important leaded glass, oak and copper table lamp, estimate: $15,000-25,000. Row Two. Charles Rohlfs rare pair of carved oak and hard leather chairs, 1901, estimate: $15,000-25,000. L. & J.G. Stickley/Onondaga Shops double-door bookcase, estimate: $5,000-7,000. Shop of the Crafters, rare and exceptional inlaid cabinet (part of a dining set), estimate: $6,000-9,000. Grueby and Chandler rare two color lamp base with glass shade, estimate: $4,000-6,000. George Ohr folded vessel, green and brown glazes, estimate: $4,500-5,500. Gustav Stickley Morris chair (no. 332), ca. 1905, estimate: $4,000-6,000. Moorcroft and Shreve large Florian vessel with silver overlay, estimate: $2,500-3,500.

Highlights of Modern Design

Row One. Ursula Morley Price bisque-fired porcelain bowl, estimate: $1,500-2,000. Wendell Castle massive wenge console table with polychrome supports, estimate: $10,000-15,000. Don Harvey sculpted fiberglass and wood room divider, estimate: $2,500-3,500. Hans Wegner/Johannes Hansen teak, oak and brass valet, estimate: $6,000-8,000. Mary Ann “Toots” Zynsky fused glass bowl, estimate: $4,000-6,000. Pedro Friedeberg Silla Mariposa chair with polychrome and gilt finish, estimate: $6,000-8,000. Poul Henningsen/Louis Poulsen copper Artichoke hanging fixture, c. 1965, estimate: $3,500-4,500. Row Two. Claude Conover two-tone vessel, “Baat”, estimate: $8,500-12,500. Steve Tobin Manhattan Series large etched glass bowl, estimate: $4,500-6,500. Vladimir Kagan/Ralph Pucci tri-symmetric walnut cocktail table with plate glass top, estimate: $2,500-4,500. Liberty of London massive distressed leather rhinoceros, estimate: $2,000-3,000. Hans Wegner/A.P. Stolen teak Papa bear chair and ottoman, estimate: $4,000-6,000.


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