Tiffany lamp in the Peony pattern may bring $150,000 An important Tiffany Studios table lamp in the Peony pattern is expected to bring $100,000-$150,000 at a multi-estate sale slated for Sunday, Dec. 7, by the John Toomey Gallery in Oak Park, Illinois.
News-Antique.com - Nov 09,2008 - (Oak Park, Ill.) - An important Tiffany Studios table lamp in the Peony pattern is expected to bring $100,000-$150,000 at an Arts & Crafts, Modern and Fine Art Sale slated for Sunday, Dec. 7, at the John Toomey Gallery. The lamp boasts a bronze base with sculpted and applied designs under a fine original patina supporting a leaded glass shade. The shade and base are both signed Tiffany Studios.
“This is an exceptional example of an iconic lamp, and it will probably be the top lot in a sale that's stacked from top to bottom with quality merchandise,” said Don Treadway of Cincinnati. The firm holds sales at John Toomey Gallery in Illinois and Treadway Gallery in Cincinnati. “We expect the better items to do very well and the midrange items will hold their own.”
The auction will begin promptly at 10 a.m., with a preview scheduled Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 30, 2008 (Closed); Monday, December 1, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, December 2, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 3, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 4, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday, December 5, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 6, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. By the time the last gavel comes down, about 1,100 lots will have crossed the block. The approximate breakdown is as follows: Arts & Crafts 550 lots; Modern Furniture & Accessories 300 lots; and Fine Art and Paintings 250 lots.
Arts & Crafts items will dominate the day's proceedings, and Tiffany items will be served up in abundance. Expected top earners include a rare and important chandelier with three hanging stalactite shades and nice gold dore patina ($90,000-$120,000); a table lamp with a bronze base and leaded glass shade in the daffodil pattern ($35,000-$40,000); and many other Tiffany floor, table and desk lamps.
Other Tiffany pieces will include a lamp shade of green favrile glass in the Damascene pattern with brilliant iridescence, signed L.C.T. ($12,000-$17,000); a rare bronze sconce with three large inset turtle-back tiles of favrile glass with overall iridescence and original patina ($15,000-$20,000); and a lamp shade of gold favrile glass in the Demascene pattern, signed L.C.T. Favrile ($10,000-$15,000).
Lamps not carrying the Tiffany name will also be offered, to include an early Dirk Van Erp lamp with hammered copper base and shade ($20,000-$30,000); a Handel floor lamp with bronze metal base supporting an octagonal shade ($20,000-$25,000); a Handel lamp with three open buttresses and reverse painted shade ($12,000-$17,000); and a unique Pairpoint Puffy table lamp ($10,000-$15,000).
Tops among vases will be a nice Walrath vase decorated and covered in a green matte glaze ($20,000-$30,000); a fine Quezal vase in the jack-in-the-pulpit form in gold, with pulled feather design in green and white ($12,000-$17,000); and a Teco vase designed by Fritz Albert with a tapering four-sided shape and excellent green matte glaze ($10,000-$15,000).
Stickley pieces will make an appearance, too. Leading the charge