RAGO’S HOLDS A 900 LOT 20TH C. DESIGN AUCTION ON APRIL 24/25 Fresh property from U.S. and abroad includes work from Kagan, Nakashima, Adnet, McKie, Powell, Bertoia, Wormley, Esherick, Wegner, Gustav Stickley, Majorelle.
News-Antique.com - Apr 06,2010 - Lambertville, NJ On Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center holds a 900+ lot auction of 20th C. decorative arts and furnishings, the vast majority new to the market, fresh from private collections secured in the US and abroad.
“Our April auction is full of works by top makers and designers, with a sprinkling of masterpieces, priced in keeping with the new, post Lehman Brothers paradigm,” says David Rago. “Look for Kagan, Nakashima, Adnet, McKie, Powell, Bertoia, Wormley, Esherick, Wegner, Gustav Stickley, Majorelle…. There are choice pieces from start to finish - furniture to pottery, sculpture to glass.”
• Saturday, April 24 at Noon: Early 20th C. Design, followed by 20/21 C. Modern Decorative Arts
• Sunday, April 25 at Noon: 20/21 C. Modern Furnishings
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
• Saturday, April 17, 2010 through Friday, April 23, from 12-5 PM and by appointment. Doors open on day of sale at 9 a.m.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com
• Printed catalogues are available for $25 by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to email@example.com.
• View a complete online catalogue with color images at ragoarts.com as of April 2, 2010.
Notes for the Editor
• High-resolution images available.
• The Rago Arts and Auction Center was established in 1995 by David Rago, a leading expert and dealer in early 20th C. design, who entered the business of auctions in 1984. The Auction Center, located midway between Philadelphia and New York, holds multi-million dollar sales of 20th century decorative arts and furnishings, fine art, jewelry, American, Asian and European estate property for an international clientele. Rago's offers both sellers and buyers a singular blend of global reach and personal service. It is a world-class venue for auction and sale by private treaty. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, with free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates) and auction exhibitions in house and online.
• Next 20th C. Design Auction: Saturday/Sunday, October 2/3, 2010.
Early 20th C. Design
The Early 20th C. Design sale features nearly 290 lots of decorative arts and furnishings.
Highlighting the American art pottery in the sale are two exceptional pieces of Marblehead: a bowl with panthers in a four-colored glaze by Arthur Hennessey, which leads off the sale, with an estimate of $25,000-35,000, and a 12” vase painted with deer and foliage, estimated at $10,000-15,000. Three more of the finer pieces in this category are a Sea Green vase with poppies by Artus Van Briggle for Rookwood, made in 1897 and estimated at $9,000-12,000; a 1917 transitional vase with palm trees by Sadie Irvine for Newcomb College, estimated at $8,000-10,000; and a rare glazed ceramic Artichoke vase by the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany, estimated at $6,500-9,500. Also