Uniques and Antiques will be holding a three-day online-only modern design auction on the 3rd, 4th and …
ASTON, Pa .– A three-day online-only modern design auction is scheduled for August 3-5 by Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales, with Wednesday August 4 being dedicated to an Artisan Studio auction, highlighted by a Dragonfly table Tiffany Studios lamp and the Katherine Mezger collection of furniture from George Nakashima. In total, more than 1,500 lots will be offered over the three days.
The Marquis lot from the Artisan Studio sale is undoubtedly the Dragonfly table lamp by Tiffany Studios, estimated between $ 250,000 and $ 375,000 (although similar examples have sold for between $ 500,000 and $ 800,000). The 31-inch tall lamp is a wonderful example of Tiffany’s craftsmanship in the early 20th century. It features a drop head shade on a rare bird skeleton base with multi-colored and fashioned “Four Seasons” jewelry, wisteria blue, green and purple glass.
“We’ve been running modern design auctions since 1995, and this three-day auction builds on our series of season-launch auctions in early August that so many buyers are eagerly awaiting.” , said Kent Jackson, CEO of Unique. and Antiques and a Licensed Auctioneer in the State of Pennsylvania. “The quality is very strong throughout the three days.”
Timothy Aikens, Director of Acquisitions for Unique Pieces and Antiques, said: “It was thrilling to step into an untouched home with over 50 pieces of original Nakashima furniture, virtually intact from the 1960s. had another piece on every corner. You often dream of finding a collection like this. You never see so much, all in one house, with the original owner.
The Katherine Mezger collection of Nakashima furniture promises to be a highlight of Day 2. Katherine worked at the Nakashima studio until her retirement in 1969. She amassed a collection of over 50 Nakashima furniture. This is the first time that these items are seen on the market. All items in this collection will receive a letter of provenance from the Mezger estate.
Nakashima pieces from the Mezger collection will include the following:
- A rare living American walnut floor lamp on a trestle base, 61 inches high by 16 inches wide (estimate: $ 5,000 to $ 8,000).
- A single slab American walnut table with a butterfly joint, offering a beautiful grain, 47 inches wide by 28 ½ inches deep (estimate: $ 5,000 to $ 8,000).
- A simple and elegantly constructed American walnut picture frame with arched sides (estimate: $ 1,500 to $ 2,000). The photo frame includes a copy of Mrs Mezger and her husband’s wedding photo. According to Ms Mezger’s family, Mr Nakashima gave the couple a coffee table on the occasion of their wedding.
In addition to the Nakashima pieces, the furniture lots at the Artisan Studio auction will also include creations by Phil Powell, Frederick Weinberg, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Silas Seandel, Inge and Luciano Rubino, Paavo Tynell, Val Bertoia, Tommi Parzinger, Fritz Hansen, Robert Whitley, Ludwig Sander, Sarah Grant, Guido Gambone, Paul Evans and Aldo Tura.
Furniture bundles that should perform well include an eight-piece Inge and Luciano Rubino dining set consisting of seven dining chairs with ‘dog bone’ leather backs and seats, plus a large table with three. alternate inverted triangular bases; and an original cabinet handcrafted by Phil Powell, with two antique stained glass paneled doors, carved wood side panels and polychrome carved wood brackets, measuring almost 8 feet high (both lots are estimated between 5 $ 000 and $ 8000).
The fine arts will be led by an American Modernist abstract painting by Ludwig Sander, titled Sioux II (1971), in red and blue palette, artist signed on verso, 22 inches by 20 inches (estimate: $ 3,000 – $ 4,000); a figurative wall sculpture by Frederick Weinberg that lights up, a white painted metal frame with cast figures, 50 inches high (estimate: $ 3,000 – $ 4,000); and two sonorous sound sculptures from Val Bertoia, one entitled 12 cat tail rods, 51 inches tall (estimate: $ 2,000 to $ 3,000).
Two chandeliers should light up the room. One is a small, modernist-lit snowflake chandelier attributed to Paavo Tynell, unmarked, with four glass shades, 21 inches high by 20 inches wide (estimate: $ 3,000 to $ 4,000 ). The other is a modernist bronze chandelier by Tommi Parzinger, with eight arms to hold large candle-shaped lights and a central decorative element, 39 inches high by 24 inches wide, in very good condition with slight wear (estimate: $ 2,000 – $ 3,000).
The three-day event will officially begin on Tuesday, August 3 at 10 a.m. EST. Lot 1 will get things done with a Raymond Loewy DF 2000 double-sided cabinet splashback, 36 inches high by 78 ½ inches wide and complete with the original bottle storage trays (estimate: $ 3,000 to $ 4000). Later today, a set of six antique Norman Cherner laminated wood dining chairs on chrome rod legs, each chair marked, should fetch $ 400 to $ 600.
Also on day one, two pairs of Fritz Hansen’s iconic egg lounge chairs will be offered in separate lots, each pair having a pre-sale estimate of $ 1,000 to $ 1,500. Both pairs are upholstered shapes on metal bases, marked FH Denmark, all original, displaying a very crunchy foam and in need of padding. One pair has wine-colored upholstery; the other is the color of desert sand.
Kent Jackson said the home decor and mid-century market is good right now. “We have a group of dedicated shippers and property managers who help us organize the most current and in-demand merchandise,” he said, adding that Uniques and Antiques, located outside of Philadelphia, offers curbside deliveries in New York approximately one week after the auction. , for a reasonable price.
Internet auctions will be conducted through LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidspirit.com. Telephone auctions will be accepted on items with a minimum bid of $ 300. Offers from absentees are accepted for any amount.
Live previews in the gallery will take place on Sunday, August 1, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday August 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday August 3, by appointment. To make an appointment, call (610) 485-7400 or send an email to [email protected] The gallery is located at 2500 Market Street in Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania, just 10 miles outside of Philadelphia.
Uniques and Antiques, founded in 1987, is a full-service auction and appraisal company. The company has over 30 years of experience selling antiques, jewelry, artwork, modern design, and real estate. They have the experience and international exposure to sell all types of personal, real estate and liquidations. To inquire about consigning a unique piece, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (610) 485-7400; or, you can send an email to [email protected]
To learn more about the Unique and Antiques auctions and the three-day online auction scheduled for August 3, 4 and 5, please visit www.UniquesandAntiques.com. Updates are posted frequently.
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