RAGO’S HOLDS NO RESERVE DISCOVERY AUCTION ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 WITH OVER 1000 LOTS OF ART, FURNI Lambertville, NJ: Rago’s invites you to take part in its Thursday, September 1st Discovery Auction, beginning at 9 a.m., where all of the items are wholly unreserved and the high bid – no matter how l
News-Antique.com - Aug 05,2011 - “Our Discovery department is being offered more and more interesting property all the time.” says Miriam Tucker, the partner-in-charge of the Estates and Fine Art departments. “We have a three-century selection of great mid-market furnishings and art and ethnographic material. We have classic flea market finds.”
• Discovery Auction: Thursday, September 1 at 9 a.m.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
• Friday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 31, from 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. Doors open on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 a.m.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
• View complete catalogues with color images online at ragoarts.com.
• Discovery Auction printed lists are free. Call 609.397.9374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction Contact Information
• Jane Pavics, Discovery Cataloguer, 609-397-9374 or email@example.com.
The Shahn Collection
The September Discovery auction is offering sixteen lots of artworks and objects from the Collection of Bernarda Bryson Shahn. Lots include groups of unframed prints by the Roosevelt, New Jersey artists; sixteen prints by Ben Shahn including "Mask", 1963, "Haggadah", 1965, Ecclesiastes", 1966; Self portrait; groups original drawings and works on paper by American, Italian and Japanese mid-20th century artists; Contemporary Native American pottery.
Arts and Crafts
Great group of Arts & Crafts forms and objects, including lot 922, a George Ohr puzzle mug, $400-600; lot 924, a Grueby vase in the classic leathery green glaze, $1,000-1,500; lot 956, an Ed Diers for Rookwood vase with a beautifully rendered dandelion, fine art on a useful piece, $600-900; lot 892, a whimsical Moorcroft vase with polar bear motif which is part of a large group of more traditional florals, $750-1,000; lot 947, a Charles Stickley trestle library table, $800-1,200; lot 942, a Stickley Brothers two-door bookcase which needs TLC but is one of the enduring Arts & Crafts forms, $800-1,200; lot 941, a Stickley Brothers Morris chair; lot 908, a Gustav Stickley willow settee, $1,000-1,500; lots 1035 and 1036, a contemporary Stickley Prairie settle and an arm chair, $400-600 and $1,000-1,500.
European Art Deco
European Art Deco challenges the idea that Modern should be exclusively cold or hard. Examples include: lot 362, a Jacques Klein card oak cabinet with beautiful carved doors, $1,200-1,800; lot 356, a pair of French Deco “Paquebot” club chairs, $500-700; lot 369, an Amsterdam School display cabinet and sewing stand, $300-500; lot 363, an Italian Deco carved sideboard, $800-1,200; lot 383, an Amsterdam School reverse painted ceiling fixture, $700-900; lot 376, a French Deco loveseat, $1,200-1,800; lot 384, an amusing WMF-style figural candlestick, $200-400.
20th C. Modern
The sale contains a great selection of iconic 20th century Modern masters, including Nakashima, Friedeberg, Eames, Paley, Tommi Parzinger, and many more. Highlights include: lot 48, a George Nakashima trestle dining table with two leaves, $3,500-5,000; lot 6, a Phillip Johnson custom vanity which is sleek and very affordable by one of the titans of the International style, $1,000-1,500; lots 422 and 423,