Rare Pair of Kappa Candlesticks by Chicago's Robert Jarvie Brings Record $60,000 at Treadway-Toomey But man, the twofold creature, apprehends the twofold manner, in and outwardly, and nothing in the world comes single to him, a mere itself, —cup, column, or candlestick. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Storm Composition #4,” a circa 1955 oil on masonite by American Abraham Rattner (1895-1978) brought $9,000 (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Vintage gelatin silver prints by noted American photographer Edward Steichen (1879-1973) were of interest. “Goats on Michigan Beach,” a circa 1930s silver print, fetched $2,040 (est. $400-$600). A lot of two images, “Mary with the Sandburg’s Goats,” also brought $2,040 (est. $800-$1,200). “Little Girl with Dog” sold for $840 (est. $800-$1,200) and “Daughter and Friend at Voulangis” achieved $720 (est. $600-$800).
Fetching avian etchings by American artist Frank Benson (1862-1951) were especially in demand. “Finch on a Branch” sold for $3,480 (est. $200-$300). Circa 1920 “Duck on a Pond” brought $1,080 (est. $200-$300). “Black Birds” also sold for $1,080 (est. $500-$1,000), and “Sand Pipers” went for $1,800 (est. $500-$1,000).
In the 1950s to Modern session, designs by George Nelson were coveted. Reminiscent of a giant set of watercolors, the George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa sold for $20,400 (est. $15,000-$20,000). Manufactured by Herman Miller circa 1960, it featured the original multi-colored wool upholstery over 18 individual cushions on a black enameled and polished steel base in its original finish.
George Nelson rosewood cabinets by Herman Miller also fared well. One with four drawers brought $3,000 (est. $1,800-$2,200) and the other, which featured two doors and four drawers, sold for $6,000 (est. $3,000-$4,500).
A large iridescent clam-shell shaped glass vase by Ercole Barovier for Barovier & Toso achieved $5,400 (est. $1,200-$1,500).
An Edward Wormley cabinet by Dunbar, which was formed with a slightly concave shape and crafted of dark mahogany and burled wood, sold for $8,400 (est. $3,500-$4,500).
A Philip and Kelvin Laverne “Chan” coffee table from the 1960s fetched $6,600 (est. $3,000-$3,500). Carved of bronze and pewter, its enamel top featured an acid-etched and carved design of a sacred Chinese ceremony honoring an Emperor’s son.
A pair of Ludwig Miles van der Rohe Barcelona ottomans, which were made by Knoll circa 1973 of brown leather tufted cushions on polished steel “X” bases, sold for $8,400 (est. $1,500-$1,800).
A set of eight “Beaubourg” chairs created by Michael Cadestin and George Laurent brought $12,000 (est. $9,000-$12,000). Made by Teda of France circa 1976, the steel wire forms featured attached black leather seats and back cushions. Designed specifically for the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Beaubourg chair was conceived by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. The final form devised by Cadestin and Laurent was chosen as the winning chair by a jury headed by Jean Prouvé.
Treadway-Toomey Galleries’ proprietors are always seeking consignments. As specialists in 20th Century Design, both Don Treadway and John Toomey offer appraisal services, private consultations, as well as purchasing and acquisition services. In addition, Treadway Gallery now handles estate sales services.
For more information, call Treadway Gallery at (513) 321-6742 or John Toomey Gallery at (708) 383-5234 or visit www.treadwaygallery.com.
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