Successful Doyle+Design Auction on June 16, 2021
Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Art & Design
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NEW YORK, NY -- On June 16, 2021, Doyle held a successful auction in the popular Doyle+Design sale category. This highly-anticipated auction showcased a wide range of Modern and Contemporary furniture, art and design by prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The sale saw exceptionally strong prices for Tiffany Studios and works by women designers, and set World Auction Records for seven artists.
With a pre-sale estimate of $705,000-1,093,900, the exceptional sale total of $1,204,844 surpassed the low estimate by 70% with a strong 90% sold by lots and 100% sold by value.
Among the sale highlights were two lamps by Tiffany Studios formerly from the Estate of noted collector Lee B. Anderson, both of which surpassed expectations reflecting a robust market. A circa 1910 reticulated bronze and leaded glass Turtleback table lamp estimated at $50,000-70,000 that achieved $81,900 and an unusual circa 1900 Moorish style bronze and Favrile glass Turtleback hanging lantern estimated at $15,000-20,000 that fetched $31,500 -- more then doubling its low estimate. A Tiffany Studios bronze and leaded glass Spider table lamp from another collection sailed far over its $25,000-30,000 estimate, realizing $50,400.
Furniture & Design
Furniture highlights included works by two women designers that more than doubled their pre-sale estimates. A pair of patinated bronze Engrenage low tables for Landowski Fondeur, 2006, by French-Swedish artist Ingrid Donat sold for $53,550, far surpassing its estimate of $15,000-25,000. A lacquer and stainless steel Nautilus bar by Italian designer Gabriella Crespi estimated at $7,000-10,000 realized an exceptional $18,900.
Art - World Auction Records!
The fine art section of the sale drew international competition for Post-War and Contemporary works by both established and emerging artists from around the world. Competitive bidding drove strong prices and World Auction Records were established for seven artists: Joseph Amarotico, Erich Comeriner, Eleanor De Laittre, Tsugio Hattori, Tony Lordi, Meredith Monk and Maurizio Pellegrin.
The top lot of the sale was a 1974 painting by Frank Stella (b. 1936) Targowica that realized $75,600, surpassing its estimate of $50,000-70,000. The large-scale work showcased Stella’s early usage of collage, laying shaped elements directly to a surface and achieving both the sublime flatness of his earlier paintings as well as a preview of his sculptural works to come.
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