SOLLO RAGO’S REAL MODERN AUCTION SEPTEMBER 12, 2009, 11 AM A FIND FOR DESIGN- AND BUDGET-CONSCIOUS BUYERS: WHERE THE PRICEY GALLERIES GO FOR “MAD MEN” STYLE AT REASONABLE PRICES
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storage drawers and estimated at $2,500-4,500. Contemporary dining furniture includes: Lot 411, a Dialogica Cooke dining table, with a circular plate glass top over sculptural solid maple base in mahogany finish, estimated at $800-1,200 and, lot 406, a Todd Davis dining suite, estimated for $1,500-3,500. Also featured is lot 233, a faceted wall-hung mirror in the style of Neal Small, estimated to bring $2,500-4,500.
You’ll find over 80 lighting lots to choose among. Among the highlights, which include crystal chandeliers, floor and table lamps: Lot 53, a rare and stylish Venini chandelier with clear triangular crystal drops on a five-tiered frame; lot 384. a Stiffel brass and enameled metal chandelier; lot 48, a Gaetano Sciolari chrome and Lucite chandelier with optical rods on polished brass and chromed steel frame; lot 47, a Max Sauze for Sciolari chromed metal ceiling fixture, estimated at $800-1,200; lot 526, a Greta Grossman / Ralph O. Smith tripod floor lamp in green enameled finish, with adjustable head, estimated for $1,500-2,500; lot 532, an O-Luce floor lamp in brass and black enameled metal, with pivoting shaft and shade, estimated for $600-900; lot 314, a Hansen pair of floor lamps with crystal shafts and chromed brass three-socket hardware, estimated for $2,500-4,500; lot 525, a Cedric Hartman polished chrome floor lamp with adjustable shaft, estimated at $1,500-3,500, lot 304, a seldom seen pair of lamps by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Hansen, estimated at $2,000-4,000; lot 315, an Orrefors and Hansen pair of table lamps with glass bodies and cream shades, estimated at $1,800-2,400; lot 47, an Isamu Noguchi table lamp, estimated at $800-1,200; and lot 87, a pair of Italian cased glass sconces, estimated for $1,000-1,500. You’ll also find lighting by Barovier; Archimede Seguso; Osvaldo; Borsani; Stilnovo; and Arteluce.
Sollo Rago leads all competitors in the sale of Modern smalls, from ceramics and glass to wood and metal. There’s a lot of look for the money here, with many lots well under $1000. Among the ceramics: lot 125, a 1996 Suzanne Stephenson glazed ceramic charger with finger-pulled polychrome decoration; lot 109, a faceted vase by Warren MacKenzie, covered in deep brown glaze, signed with artist's cipher; lot 162, a Pol Chambost lidded vessel in glossy red glaze with matte gunmetal interior; lot 163, a tall earthenware Jacques Blin, decorated with lions in sgraffito; lot 112, a handsome, large Heino vase. Lot 116 is a Marie Woo wall-hanging platter and lot 161, a Boch Freres Art Deco bowl. Art glass finds include Dominick Labino glass vases (lot 261 and lot 258); lot 567, an Edwin Ohrstrom / Orrefors Ariel vase; lot 570, a Nanny Still for Riihimaen Losi Oy lavender vase with delicate white threading; lot 264, a Vera Liskova clear glass owl figure, and lot 566, an Edwin Ohrstrom / Orrefors early Ariel girl and dove straight sided vase, ca. 1960s. Studio wood objects include lot 242, a large sculptural turned wood bowl; lot 241, a pair of figured wood bookends with natural edges; lot 251, an instrument case