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Doyle+Design

Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Rare Tiffany Studios Scarab Hanging Lamp Achieves $162,500!


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  • Popular Doyle+Design Auction on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10am
  • Rare Tiffany Studios Scarab Hanging Lamp Achieves $162,500
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- The Doyle+Design® auction on June 23, 2020 showcased furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This sale category looks at 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.

Highlighting the sale was a rare green patinated bronze and Favrile glass Scarab hanging lamp that soared past its estimate of $10,000-20,000 to achieve a stunning $162,500. This remarkable lamp was possibly made for display at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Read an essay by Malcolm Mac Neil discussing the success achieved by Louis Comfort Tiffany's designs at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, which showcased American technological innovation and artistic achievement. More

A Tiffany Studios bronze and leaded glass Parasol library lamp, circa 1910, also exceeded expectations, selling for $53,125 against an estimate of $30,000-40,000.

Furniture in the auction featured a pair of iconic Joe Seats by Italian architects De Pas, D'Urbino & Lomazzi that realized $11,250, far surpassing their estimate of $1,500-2,500. Designed in the 1970s, the glove-shaped chairs are named for baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. A pair of graceful Louis XV style gilt metal mounted black painted wood side tables by Maison Jansen fetched $8,750, more then ten times their $600-800 estimate, and an elegant pair of gilt-bronze sconces by Jules and Andre Leleu sold for $7,500, more than tripling their $1,500-2,500 estimate.

The sale offered a large selection of silver by Georg Jensen, including a flatware service in the Acanthus pattern that sold for $8,750 and a tea and coffee service designed by Johan Rohde that realized $6,875.

The top lot among fine art offerings was the ethereal Watercolor no. 15 by Raymond Jonson (1891-1982) that sold for $13,750, doubling its estimate of $6,000-8,000. It was painted in 1938, the same year he co-founded with Emil Bisttram the Transcendental Painting Group,  which sought "to defend, validate and promote abstract art.”

Exceptional prices were also achieved for works by Paul Resika, Jose de Rivera, Hunt Slonem, Grazia Varisco and Fulco di Verdura, among many others.

With competitive international bidding, the sale totaled a successful $793,906 at the high end of its $522,100-807,300 estimate with a strong 83% sold by lot and 90% by value.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

A Deeper Dive

Read a group of scholarly essays profiling highlights of the Doyle+Design auction.  Read A Deeper Dive


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