Showcasing Modern and Contemporary Furniture, Art and Design
Featuring a 1969 Bronze and Glass Low Table by Diego Giacometti and a 1984 Formica and Glass Fish Lamp by Frank Gehry
Fine Art Includes Works by Jim Dine, Yvonne Jacquette, Minoru Niizuma, Roger Muhl, Marios Prassinos, Myron Lechay, Herman J. Cherry, Jack Tworkov, Al Held, Ken Johnson, Louise Fishman and Simon Lissim
Doyle New York’s popular Doyle+Design auction on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10am showcases Modern and Contemporary furniture, decorations and art by the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Highlighting the furniture in the sale is a circa 1969 bronze and glass trapezoidal low table, model cerfs et aux chiens, by Diego Giacometti (Swiss, 1902-1985) (est. $200,000-300,000). Decorated with hound and stag heads, the table has provenance of famed attorney and collector Sidney E. Cohn, who acquired it from Pierre Matisse Gallery.
Also noteworthy is a turned leg dining table, with two leaves, by George Nakashima (Japanese/American, 1905-1990) (est. $15,000-20,000). Made from black walnut and rosewood, the table was purchased from Nakashima by the current owner's parents. Other furniture offerings include two 1984 laminate over plywood chairs by Robert Venturi, a Papa Bear chair and ottoman by Hans Wegner, and a 1940s rosewood buffet by Dominique (Andre Domin and Marcel Genevriere).
From a private collection is a group of furniture by Garouste & Bonetti and Olivier Gagnere acquired at Galerie Neotu in Paris, including a 1995 Schlelsinger cabinet of wenge, gold leaf, lacquered wood, bronze and steel by Garouste & Bonetti (est. $8,000-12,000) and a 1995 leather and gold leaf screen by Olivier Gagnere (est. $2,000-3,000). From the same collection is a set of eight mahogany and leather upholstered dining chairs by Karl Springer (American, 1931-1991) (est. $8,000-12,000).
The sale also offers furniture by Warren Platner, Finn Juhl, Melchiorre Bega, Josef Hoffman, Paul Evans, Edward Wormley, Max Kuehne, Paul McCobb, Tommi Parzinger and Alvar Aalto, among others.
The selection of 20th century Design features a 1984 Formica and glass Fish lamp by Frank Gehry (American, b. 1929), produced by New City Editions (est. $70,000-90,000), on its original stained and lacquered plywood base, height overall 70 inches.
From the estate of opera legend Beverly Sills is a group of wood vessels by Ed and Philip Moulthrop (American, b. 1947) in a variety of shapes and sizes (est. range $600-5,000).
Silver is the sale includes an assembled set of three circa 1910 Austrian Secessionist five-light candelabra, the largest probably Emil Kadzik, the pair marked SS (est. $8,000-10,000), and a pair of circa 1940 Art Deco five-light candelabra, Porto, Portugal (est. $5,000-7,000).
Among the other designers featured in the sale are Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti, Paul Stankard, Erik Magnussen, John Lewis, Arredoluce, Philippe Anthonioz, Edvin Ohrstrom and Dale Chihuly.
The fine art section of the sale showcases a diversity of works by prominent and emerging artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featured are a 1963 mixed media with gouache and pencil on paper titled Two Palettes for the Beginning of Fall by Jim Dine (American, b. 1935) (est. $6,000-8,000). By Yvonne Jacquette (American, b. 1934) is a 1970 oil on canvas in five sections titled Monday thru Friday (est. $6,000-8,000).
Sculpture in the sale includes a 1979 black marble work, Untitled, Nest, by Minoru Niizuma (est. $5,000-7,000) and two gold plated bronze figures on bronze bases, La Femme et L'Homme, after Pablo Picasso (est. $4,000-6,000).
The sale also features works by Roger Muhl, Marios Prassinos, Myron Lechay, Herman J. Cherry, Jack Tworkov, Al Held, Ken Johnson, Louise Fishman and Simon Lissim, among others.