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Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 10am EST |
New York
2017-11-21 10:00:00 2017-11-21 18:00:00 America/New_York Doyle+Design Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Design & Art. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle
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Exhibition Dates
Sat, Nov 18
10am – 5pm

Sun, Nov 19
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Nov 20
10am – 4pm


Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York,  NY  10128

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  • Popular Doyle+Design Auction of Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Art & Design on November 21, 2017 at 10am in New York
  • Featuring Furniture and Design by André Dubreuil, Wharton Esherick, Diego Giacometti, Georg Jensen, Vladimir Kagan, George Nakashima, Albert Paley, Gio Ponti, Emile-Jacques Ruhlman, Tiffany Studios and Hervé van der Straeten
  • Artwork by Yaacov Agam, Stephen Edlich, David Hockney, John Levee, Marcel Mouly, Robert Natkin, Claude Venard and Vaclav Vytlacil

NEW YORK, NY -- The Doyle+Design® auction on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10am will showcase furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The sale 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.

Furniture & Design

Among the furniture and design are examples by André Dubreuil, Wharton Esherick, Diego Giacometti, Georg Jensen, Vladimir Kagan, George Nakashima, Albert Paley, Gio Ponti, Emile-Jacques Ruhlman, Tiffany Studios and Hervé van der Straeten.

Furniture by George Nakashima (1905-1990) is renowned for its organic forms that incorporate the natural unfinished edge of the wood plank, as seen in two chests of drawers in the sale. Often chosen in consultation with his clients, the wood retains the expressiveness found in the graining and imperfections of each plank (est. each $30,000-50,000).

Vladimir Kagan’s (1927-2016) furniture from the 1950s took American homes in a completely new direction, re-imagining everyday objects into works of art. The sale offers a pair of Contour lounge chairs that illustrate why Kagan is known as one of the great furniture designers of the last century (est. $12,000-18,000).


The fine art section of the sale is wide ranging within the realm of Modern and Contemporary art. Form meets function with wonderful tapestries by Yaacov Agam, Nassos Daphnis and others. American abstraction is represented by Jimmy Ernst, John Levee and Robert Goodnough, as well as a wonderful Robert Natkin formerly in the collection of author Joseph Heller. The sale includes realism by the Long Island contingent with works by Wolf Kahn, Lois Dodd and Jane Freilicher. The Parisians are present with examples by Francois Gilot, Marcel Mouly and Claude Venard. There are also sculptures by figurative artists, such as Boris Lovet-Lorski and Reuben Nakian, and abstractions by Michael Steiner and Clement Meadmore. Diversity rules the day with regard to price range, genre and artist’s nationality.


We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for the Spring 2018 Doyle+Design auction. 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
Art: Harold Porcher, 212-427-4141, ext 249 or

Client Services

Janice Youngren
212-427-4141, ext 207

Bidding Services

Elizabeth Jones
212-427-4141, ext 242
Fax: 212-427-7526

Sales Specialists

Todd Sell
212-427-4141, ext 269

Harold E. Porcher
212-427-4141, ext 249

Printed Catalogue Subscriptions Department

212-427-4141, ext 203

Media Contact

Louis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232

  • Dorothy Lewis 2013 Irrevocable Trust
  • Ellin Jane Krinsly Trust
  • Estate of Barbara Rubin
  • Estate of Carol Mercer
  • Estate of Joseph Bedics, Sr.
  • Estate of Madelyn O. Biggs
  • Estate of Marian W. Freedman
  • Estate of Murray and Carol Tinkelman
  • Estate of Rhoda Blumberg
  • Estate of Shirley Hecht, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Estate of Stanley Silverstein, New York
  • Estate of Stephen Stempler
  • Property from a Connecticut Private Estate
  • Property from a New York Corporate Collection
  • Property from a Private Collection
  • Property from the Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
  • Property of a Connecticut Collector
  • Property of a Private Collector, Long Island
  • Property of a Santa Barbara Collector
  • The Collection of Faith Stewart-Gordon
  • The Eva Kane Trust
  • The James P. and Joan M. Warburg Collection

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