Popular Doyle+Design Sale on June 7, 2017
Featuring 20th and 21st Century Furniture, Art and Design and a Collection of Tiffany Studios
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the Fall 2017 Auction
NEW YORK, NY -- The Doyle+Design® auction on June 7, 2017 showcased furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This sale category presents design that has transformed the way we use living spaces while questioning where we draw the line between fine art and furniture and decorative objects. Among the Modern and Contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture were works by both established and emerging artists.
Competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet sent the auction total to a successful $1,175,936 with an impressive 93% sold by value.
Louis Comfort Tiffany
The June 7 sale showcased a wide range of objects by Tiffany Studios, highlighted by a magnificent and exceedingly rare favrile glass aquatic themed mosaic panel that sold for $93,750. The panel was created by the Ecclesiastical Department of Tiffany Studios for Dorothy Linn (Mrs. Cyrus Hall McCormick, III) of Lake Forest, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1915-22. Measuring 36 inches in height, the panel was acquired directly from Dorothy Linn by the current consignor in the 1960s.
Property from the Estate of Harry Oppenheimer offered a large group of lamps, highlighted by a rare and important large-scale table lamp that measured 53 3/4 inches in height with a shade 31 inches in diameter. The massive lamp was one of four monumental gilt-bronze and favrile glass table lamps commissioned circa 1900 from Tiffany Studios for Henry Hardenbergh’s sumptuous Hotel Manhattan, which once stood at the corner of Madison Avenue and 42nd Street near Grand Central Terminal. The lamp sold for $81,250, surpassing its estimate of $40,000-60,000. Read More
Furniture & Design
Furniture in the sale featured a circa 1945 Ruban low table by French designer Jean Royère (1902-1981) that far exceeded its estimate of $8,000-12,000 and achieved a stunning $43,750. A pair of mixed metal and glass Perles Photophores Fleur candle holders, circa 1990, by French designer André Dubreuil, tripled their estimate of $7,000-10,000, selling for $31,250.
A colorful leaded glass lamp by Oscar Bach was the subject of strong competition that drove the price to an exceptional $31,250 -- one of the highest prices ever for the artist. The German-born opened his studio in Manhattan in 1911, and it flourished through the 1930s. Bach's work can be found in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The auction offered a collection of furniture created by some of the most prominent designers of the 20th century. Featured were iconic chair designs by Marcel Breuer, Gio Ponti, Gerrit Rietveld, Alvar Aalto, Finn Juhl and others. Read More
Piero Fornasetti was a genius of whimsical mid-century design. Offered in the sale were a group of objects that demonstrate the range of inspirations the designer utilized and the assortment of items he produced. Read More
After graduating from the University of Iowa in 1948 with a master’s degree in fine arts, Raymond Parker (1922-1990) accepted a teaching position at the University of Minnesota. At this point in his career, he worked in a cubist style, as can be seen in the colorful fragmented planes of his 1950 composition, Semaphore in Enclosure, which was exhibited that year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. From the Sara T. and John D. Davies Collection (est. $2,000-3,000).
In a time when abstraction has played a leading role in the contemporary art market, Janet Fish (b. 1938) has remained loyal to producing representational work. Her still life paintings depict traditional as well as challenging subject matter, mixing fruits and vegetables with Windex bottles and Saran Wrap. But she has remained hard to categorize -- her brush stroke is looser than the photorealist, yet she plays with reflective surfaces and light much like they do. Wild Grapes and Flowers, 1988, from the Property from a Pennsylvania Collection fetched a remarkable $8,125, many times its estimate of $1,500-2,500.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
We Invite You to Auction!
Consignments are currently being accepted for Doyle’s next Doyle+Design sale scheduled for Fall 2017. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please contact:
Furniture & Design: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext 269 or Design@Doyle.com
Art: Harold Porcher or Angelo Madrigale, 212-427-4141, ext 249 or Paintings@Doyle.com