Gray’s May 25 art & furniture auction to benefit Cleveland Play House Gray's Auctioneers holds first of several auctions with objects donated to benefit The Cleveland Play House, on May 25 at 11am at the auction showrooms, 10717 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.
absolutely beautiful, and I think it will do very well,” said Harragin. It has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.
A choice example of the furniture available is an Osvaldo Borsani (Italian 1911-1985) mid-century modern T69 dining table, circa 1964. The 54-inch circular tabletop of solid walnut rests on elegantly shaped chrome-steel legs. It carries an $800-$1,200 estimate.
Another mid-century modern Italian design is an Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni Flos Arco floor lamp that stands 98 1/2 inches high.
“It throws a wide arc of light while providing direct light for the person seated beneath it,” said Harragin. “Reproductions of this iconic lamp are currently selling for $3,000." This is an original from the early ‘60’s and is estimated at $800-$1,200.
An 18th-century French provincial long bench is so choice that Harragin suspects it might end up being shipped back to its country of origin.
“It has lovely wormholes and all the things you look for in something like that,” said Harragin. The 92-inch-long bench is estimated at $500-$700.
More than three dozen lots of jewelry will be sold including a stunning 18K white gold, sapphire and diamond cocktail ring. “It’s from the 1960s, that era of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It’s so beautifully done and it looks fabulous when you wear it,” said Harragin. The size 5 1/2 ring has a $400-$600 estimate.
The May 25 auction will be conducted at Gray’s showrooms at 10717 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland and begins at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Previews are on May 19-21 by appointment and May 23-24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Internet live bidding will be available through Gray's Live Bidding, and telephone bidding will be accepted with pre-registration. Absentee bidding is available through Gray's website, www.GraysAuctioneers.com, or by contacting the auction house directly at 216-458-7695. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.