Sept. 9 - 20th Century Art & Design Auction Post Press Release The draw toward the classic and sophisticated designs of Twentieth decorative art and furniture continues to attract avid buyers and collectors.
while a green dresser with original brass hardware and matching marble in-lay mirror brought $2,200 ($900-1,200).
A Gilbert Rohde sling/glider sofa by Troy Sunshade attracted considerable attention. The tubular steel framed sofa with original burgundy mohair sold above the $2,500-3,500 estimate for $4,500.
A large floating backrest Edward Wormley sofa by Dunabr, although unsigned and newly re-upholstered brought $5,000 (est. $1,800-2,200). Another Wormley sofa by Dunbar, this one with its original blue wool upholstery in very good condition also exceeded estimates, selling for $2,300 (est. $900-1,200).
Two sets of Charlotte Perriand three-legged stools were sought after by bidders. A set of four oak stools with round seats brought $3,500 (est. $3,500-4,000) while another set of four ebonized mahogany stools, also with round seats sold for $4,000 ($4,000-4,500).
A George Nelson Coconut chair and ottoman, by Herman Miller, estimates to sell between $1,500-1,800 went for $3,250. Treadway- Toomey Modern Specialist, Lisanne Dickson was pleased with the price given the chair needed some restoration.
The sale closed with Edmond Casarella’s kinetic bronze sculpture “Soaring” c. 1975. The geometric bronze form rose above its estimated price of $1,000-2,000 to bring $9,500.
The next Treadway-Toomey Galleries’ 20th Century Art & Design Auction is set for December 2 at John Toomey Gallery, 818 North Boulevard, in Oak Park, Illinois.
As specialists in 20th Century Design, Treadway-Toomey Galleries offers appraisal services, private consultations, as well as purchasing and acquisition services. They also accept high-caliber consignments for their auctions.
For more information, call (513) 321-6742 or (708) 383-5234 or visit www.treadwaygallery.com. All stated sale prices do not the buyers premium.