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Doyle New York's November 18, 2014 Doyle+Design Sale Tops $840,000

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 10am EST |
New York
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Strong Prices for Modern and Contemporary Furniture, Design and Art

  • Strong Prices for Modern and Contemporary Furniture, Design and Art
  • Consignments Are Being Accepted for the June 2015 Sale
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Collection

On November 19, 2014, Doyle New York hosted the popular Doyle+Design auction showcasing Modern and Contemporary furniture, decorations and fine art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. With competitive bidding from buyers in the salesroom, on the telephones, and on the Internet, the auction totaled $841,156 against an estimate of $702,800-1,053,000, with a strong 80% sold by lot and 87% sold by value.

Furniture & Design

Highlighting the selection of furniture were a 1960 walnut coffee table with three legs by Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) and an Architettura secretary bookcase, issued circa 1989, by Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti (Italian, 1913-1988 and 1891-1979) that sold for identical price of $18,750. An architectural side cabinet designed in 1951 by Fornasetti and issued circa 1989 fetched $10,625.

By Vladimir Kagan (American, b. 1927) were were a pair of barrel chairs and ottomans designed 1947, later issue, that sold for $12,500 and a pair of VK chaises designed in 1999 that achieved $11,250.

The sale also featured a group of furniture by George Nakashima (Japanese/American, 1905-1990), including a 1950s pair of American black walnut chests that achieved $10,625 and a 1950s two door radio cabinet of walnut and pandanus cloth that sold for $10,000.

By Flavio Poli (Italian, 1900-1984) was a Mugnoni glass vase, circa 1930, for Seguso Vetri D'Arte, height 10 3/4 inches, that fetched $9,375.

The sale also offers furniture and design by Garry Knox Bennett, Philip and Kelvin Laverne, Hans Wegner, Frank Lloyd Wright and Adam Tihany, among others.


Sculpture in the sale features a bronze Kinetic Spray by Harry Bertoia (American, 1915-1978) that achieved $15,000. A circa 1988 bronze sculpture of Rudolph Nureyev, height 21 1/2 inches, by Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946) fetched $11,250. Highlighting the selection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was Woman-Faced Wood-Owl that feched $12,500.

Peter Max was represented by two paintings: Brown Lady from 1988 and Fan Lady, State VIII from 1988 that sold for the identical price of $11,875. A colorful 1974 abstract titled Chad by John Little (American, 1907-1984) fetched $10,000.

The sale also saw strong prices for works by Ludwig Sander, Miyoko Ito, David Hare, Andre Lhote and Vu Cao Dam.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

Next Doyle+Design Auction: June 10, 2015

Consignments are currently being accepted for Doyle New York’s next Doyle+Design sale scheduled for June 10, 2015. 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:

Anna Hicks, Furniture & Design, 212-427-4141, ext 272, [email protected]

Harold Porcher or Angelo Madrigale, Art, 212-427-4141, ext 249, [email protected]

Consignments are currently being accepted

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