include A Rare “Crapaud” Chair and “Nénuphar” Table. Executed circa 1970 and consigned from a California collection, the pair is estimated to sell for $60/80,000.
The June sale also boasts an extensive offering of works by Jean Prouvé, including a Private Japanese Collection which is led by a collaborative work by Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, Bookcase from The Maison du Mexique, Cité Universitaire, Paris (est. $60/80,000). From another consignor is An Important and Rare Dining Table, Model 506, which is one of an extremely small group of dining tables, model no. 506 which were executed by Prouvé for the Air France commissions in Brazzaville, part of the present day Republic of the Congo. The table is estimated to sell for $80/120,000.
Also include in the June sale is a superb collection of American Arts and Crafts by Gustav Stickley, George Ohr, and Dirk Van Erp. Contrary to George Ohr's own motto of making "no two pieces alike," two exquisitely rendered Two-Handled Vases are seemingly close to representing a matched pair, apart from their radically differing glaze treatments (each est. $25/35,000). While one is executed in a dark high glaze with bright orange mottling, its counterpart displays a metallic lustrous glaze with a lava-like surface texture. The skillful execution of the excessively undulating handles and profiles are clearly the mark of a master potter. Among a group of works by Gustav Stickley are A Rare Bookcase (est. $40/60,000) and A Rare Pair of Andirons (est. $20/30,000).
The andirons were acquired directly from the descendants of the original owners. Two hand-wrought copper “Warty” Vase Dirk Van Erp will also be offered (each est. $18/24,000). Synonymous with Van Erp's most accomplished "warty" pieces, the textured surface along the bottom register is masterfully "wrinkled" like fabric. Two rare items from the American Aesthetic movement by Herter Brothers will also be for sale. The carvings on the Important and Rare Cabinet as well as the gilt metal
fretwork gallery are clearly Chinese in their inspiration although rendered in a Westernized interpretation (est. $50/70,000). This decorative approach is seen most closely on a vertical ebonized Herter cabinet in the collection of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. A Dressing Table with Mirror from the Darius Ogden Mills Residence, “Happy House,” Millbrae, California will also be offered as Herter Brothers was enlisted to decorate the home during its inception (est. $50/70,000). The present lot in form and decoration, is nearly identical to one Herter supplied for the bedroom of William H. Vanderbilt, 640 Fifth Avenue, New York, circa 1882. The lush overall marquetry is also closely related to a bedstead from an ebonized suite executed for Arabella Worsham Huntington that is currently in the collection of The St. Louis Museum of Art. The marquetry pattern on the friezes of this bedstead are an exact match to those utilized on the friezes and mirror frame of the present example.
The sale also includes a strong section of lamps by Tiffany Studios from a variety of American private