Design Auction Week, December 2020: Selects

With another strong season, the design auction season is coming up next week in New York. As the market for collectible modern and contemporary design reaches new heights in the past year, with significant and unparalleled historical works surfacing, the collected objects has been cemented as the embodiment of high-brow taste, sophisticated interiors, and the key tool in creating the spaces of the 21st century. My selects.  

Above: T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Rare and Important Mesa table, produced by Widdicomb, 1953; to be offered at Wright Chicago 17 December 2020; Estimate $50,000-70,000. Photo © Wright. 

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Important & Unique Six-Panel Screen by Eileen Gray, c. 1921-1923 from the collection of late Dr. Stephen Kelly, who accomplished an unparalleled collection of French Art Deco; To be offered at Sotheby’s New York 9 December 2020; Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000. Photo © Sotheby’s

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Paul Evans, “Sculpture-Front” Sideboard, to be offered at Sotheby’s New York, 10 December 2020; Estimate $150,000-200,000; Photo © Sotheby’s

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Black Bulerias by Peter Voulkos, 1958; To be offered at Phillips New York 9 December 2020; Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Photo © Phillips

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Wendell Castle, An Important Two-Seater Settee, 1979, to be offered at Sotheby’s New York, 10 December 2020; Estimate $200,000-300,000; Photo © Sotheby’s

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Josef Frank, Flora cabinet, model no. 852, produced by Svenskt Tenn. 1937/c. 1945; to be offered at Wright Chicago 17 December 2020; Estimate $40,000-60,000; Photo © Wright

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Pierre Chareau, ‘Telephone’ Table Model No. MB 152, 1924; to be offered at Christie’s 11 December 2020; Estimate $80,000-120,000; Photo ©Christie’s

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Isamu Noguchi, Light sculpture, 1943, to be offered at Christie’s 11 December 2020; Estimate $500,000-700,000; Photo ©Christie’s

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Paavo Tynell, Custom chandelier for Taito OY Finland, c. 1954; to be offered at Wright Chicago 17 December 2020; Estimate $50,000-70,000. Photo © Wright

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Isamu Noguchi, Rare ‘Rudder’ Stool Model No. IN-22, ca. 1950; to to be offered at Christie’s 11 December 2020; Estimate $15,000-20,000; Photo ©Christie’s

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