Past Auction


Wed, Jun 08, 2022 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Prices Soared and Five World Auction Records Achieved!

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  • Successful Doyle+Design Auction on June 8, 2022
  • Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Art & Design
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful sale in the popular Doyle+Design auction category that saw strong prices and five World Auction Records. This highly-anticipated sale took place on June 8, 2022 and showcased a wide range of Modern and Contemporary furniture, art and design by prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

With competitive bidding, the auction totaled a stong $1,125,981 against a pre-sale estimate of $728,450-1,159,950 with a robust 90% sold by lot and 100% by value.

Topping the sale was Dutch artist M.C. Escher's iconic 1938 print Day and Night that surpassed its $30,000-50,000 estimate, achieving $59,850. It is one of the artist’s earliest depictions of a tessellation, or tiling of a plane, inspired by the Moorish tiles he saw during a visit to the Alhambra in Spain in 1926.

Two works by painter Sharon Ellis, Air and Fire from 2002, soared over their estimates of $7,000-9,000 each, realizing a stunning $47,250 and $31,500, respectively. The works employ vivid color to great effect. Based in California’s Yucca Valley, Ellis draws on influences from her environment, as well as Georgia O’Keeffe and Charles Burchfield, creating luminous visions of fantastical landscapes.

Determined competition at the sale set new World Auction Records for five artists -- Ramon Oviedo, Jeanne Reynal, Philip Smith, Joseph Amorotico and Mac Wells.

Highlighting the furniture offerings was an iconic walnut cabinet by George Nakashima featuring a live edge and three pandamus cloth sliding doors that realized $40,950.

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Specialist Angelo Madrigale leads us on a tour of the Doyle+Design exhibition livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork.
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We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future sales. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction appraisal. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Furniture and Design: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext 269 or [email protected]
Art: Angelo Madrigale, 212-427-4141, ext 249 or [email protected]

Consignments are currently being accepted

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

Todd Sell
212-427-4141, ext 269
[email protected]

Angelo Madrigale
212-427-4141, ext 237
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Cynthia L. Klein
212-427-4141, ext 246
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212-427-4141, ext 232
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  • Collection of a North Palm Beach Couple
  • Collection of a Retired Foreign Service Officer
  • Collection of Robert Tuner's University Colleague
  • Estate of Dr. Robert A. Silver
  • Estate of Frederieke Sanders Taylor
  • Estate of Gertrud Levy
  • Estate of Herbert Kasper
  • Estate of Isobel Robins Konecky
  • Estate of Lee Freund
  • Estate of Nancy Lassalle
  • Estate of Randolph Harrison
  • Estate of Ruth Bickoff
  • Property from a Palm Beach Private Family
  • Property from a Private Collection, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Property from a Private Florida Collector
  • Property from the Collection of Jacqueline & Pierre Simon
  • Property from the Collection of Sandra and Fred Pine
  • Property of a Massachusetts Collector
  • Property of an Upper East Side Gentleman
  • The Collection of Dr. Thomas Chua
  • The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation
  • The Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Collection
  • The Estate of a European Collector
  • The Estate of an Italian Philanthropic Family
  • The Estate of Kathryn Graham

A Selection of Auction Highlights

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