Past Auction

Doyle New York's June 10, 2015 Doyle+Design Sale Tops $900,000

Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Strong Prices for Nakashima Furniture from the Estate of Morton S. Eisenberg

  • Strong Prices for Nakashima Furniture from the Estate of Morton S. Eisenberg
  • Auction Showcased Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Art & Design
  • Consignments Are Being Accepted for the November 2015 Sale

On June 10, 2015, 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 $911,188 against an estimate of $810,400-1,228,700, with a 75% sold by lot and a string 87% sold by value.

Furniture & Design

Highlighting the auction was a selection of furniture by George Nakashima (Japanese/American, 1905-1990) from the Estate of Morton S. Eisenberg. Some of the pieces had their original receipt and signed drawing by Nakashima. Featured was a circa 1985 black walnut and rosewood Minguren I low table that fetched $43,750, a 1963 black walnut and pandanus cloth triple sliding door cabinet that sold for $31,250, and a pair of 1985 Conoid Cushion chairs of black walnut and hickory that fetched $23,750.

Nakashima furniture from other collections featured a black walnut and pandanus cloth triple sliding door cabinet from the Estate of Elaine Kleiner that sold for $40,625.

The sale also saw strong prices for furniture and design by Wendell Castle, Andre Dubreuil, Hans Wegner, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Damian Garrido, Fabio Lenci, Isamu Kenmochi and Paul Stankard, among others.


The sale also offered paintings, drawings and sculpture by prominent and emerging artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featured were two diminutive abstracts by American artist Jo Baer from the Estate of Susanne Schnitzer. Replica #1 from 1966 fetched $22,500 and an untitled work from 1967 achieved $21,250, both far surpassing their estimates of $1,200-1,800 each.

Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured copper sculptures by Saul Baizerman (American, 1889-1957), including Mediterranee, which sold for $6,250 and Man of the Field, which fetched $4,688, each doubling their estimates of $2,500-3,500 and $1,500-2,500, respectively.

Other artists whose work achieved strong prices in the sale included Yaacov Agam, Jennine Hough, William Congdon, Wolf Kahn and Richard Artschwager.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

Next Doyle+Design Auction: November 2015

Consignments are currently being accepted for Doyle New York’s next Doyle+Design sale scheduled for November 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

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

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Louis LeB. Webre
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212-427-4141, ext 232
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  • Estate of a New York Collector
  • Estate of an Upper East Side Collector
  • Estate of Elaine Kleiner
  • Estate of Erica Lemle Amsterdam
  • Estate of Morton S. Eisenberg, East Hampton, NY
  • Estate of Raymond Spillenger
  • Estate of Rena Bartos
  • Estate of Robert Wilson
  • Estate of Susanne Schnitzer
  • Estate of Thea Petschek Iervolino
  • Estate of Todd May Jr.
  • Estate of Varue W. Oishei, Eatonton, Georgia
  • Property from a Garrison, New York Collector
  • Property of a Boston Family
  • Property of a New York City Collector
  • Property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Mr. and Mrs. James R. Foster Collection
  • The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

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