Superlative Works by Bertoia, Prouvé, Tiffany Studios and More to Highlight Sotheby's December Auctions
Sotheby’s Unveils Highlights from Our December Auctions of
DREAMING IN GLASS: MASTERWORKS BY TIFFANY STUDIOS
An Icon of Modern American Architecture by Paul Rudolph:
The Walker Guest House
Estimate $700,000/1 million
Joris Laarman’s Iconic “Bone” Chair
An Important Collection of Furniture
by Alexandre Noll
Jean Prouvé’s Iconic “Kangourou” Armchair,
On Offer from the Collection of Bob Rubin and Stéphane Samuel,
*All Proceeds to Benefit The Center on Global Justice at UC San Diego*
Harry Bertoia’s Superlative Wire Construction,
Once in the Collection of Portfolio Magazine Co-Founder,
George Rosenthal and His Wife Jean Rosenthal
A Magnificent “Fruit” Table Lamp With Rare “Turtle-Back” Base
From the Collection of Jeep and Carla Harned
An Extraordinary Hanging Head “Dragonfly” Table Lamp
A Rare “Autumn Woodbine” Chandelier,
Formerly in the Esteemed Collection of Eugene and Eleanor Gluck
Sotheby’s Design Week Exhibitions
Open to the Public on 7 December in New York
AUCTIONS 12 DECEMBER
NEW YORK, 4 December 2019 – Sotheby’s is pleased to present highlights from our December sales of Important Design and Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios, to be held in New York on 12 December 2019.
Featuring a curated survey of design masterworks from the last century, the Important Design auction will be anchored by an icon of modern architecture, Paul Rudolph's Walker Guest House (estimate $700,000/1 million), as well as an outstanding collection of works by Alexandre Noll, and important pieces by Jean Royère and Harry Bertoia. Additional highlights include an Important Chair by Carlo Mollino (estimate $100/150,000), masterpieces of French Modernism by Jean Prouvé and Line Vautrin, as well as contemporary design by Joris Laarman, Marc Newson, Martin Szekely and the Campana Brothers. A dedicated chapter of pre-war design comprises Art Nouveau masterworks from the private collection of renowned New York gallerists Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe, as well as important and rare works from the American Arts & Crafts movement. Dedicated press release attached
The dedicated offering of masterworks by Tiffany Studios will spotlight a wide variety of the firm’s iconic leaded glass lamps and objects emerging from esteemed private collections, including: a selection of works from the collection of Jeep and Carla Harned, highlighted by a magnificent “Fruit” Table Lamp presented with a rare “Turtle-Back” illuminated base (estimate $500/700,000); a masterful “Autumn Woodbine” Chandelier formerly in the esteemed collection of Eugene and Eleanor Gluck (estimate $300/500,000); and works from the private collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe, featuring leaded glass lighting and an array of blown favrile glass vases. Dedicated press release attached
Both auctions are highlights of Sotheby’s Design Week sales, all of which will be preceded by public exhibitions opening this Saturday, 7 December in our York Avenue galleries.
DESIGN WEEK AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK
Exhibitions Open 7 December
Modern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée
Auction 11 December at 6pm EST
Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design
Auction 12 December at 10am EST
Auction 12 December at 1pm EST
Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios
Auction 12 December at 5pm EST
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12 December 2019 in New York. In addition, Sotheby’s will hold a dedicated online-only auction of design works from Jacobs’s Paris apartment, open for bidding on sothebys.com from 4 – 13 December. Public exhibitions for both offerings will open 7 December.