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
Pedro Friedeberg tabletop sculptures, estimated at $800-1,000 and $800-1,200; lots 448 and 449, Gino Cenedese glass animal figures, which are great examples of the Italian glass worker’s art, estimated at $300-500 and $400-600; lot 316, a Frank Gehry for Knoll Cross Check chair, which is an amazing feat of engineering to get into production by a master of 21st century design, $800-1,000; lots 9 and 10 are reissues of the Charles & Ray Eames rosewood lounge chair and ottoman, which is possibly the most recognizable piece of 20th Century furniture design, each is estimated at $800-1,200; lot 11, a classic Charles & Ray Eames rope edge rocker, $800-1,000; lot 275, a Kem Weber Zephyr digital clock, $800-1,200; lot 614, a Gae Aulenti Pipistrello table lamp with a cool lobed shade and great telescoping base, $500-700; lot 100, a paperweight by Albert Paley, which may serve as a tabletop reminder of some of Paley’s more monumental projects, $200-400; lot 394, a Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori coupe, a sweet little example of Ponti’s ceramics, $300-500; lot 1, a pair of Le Corbusier LC1 Lounge chairs, $1,500-2,000; lot 4, an Eileen Gray chrome and glass side table, $300-400; lot 68, a Tommi Parzinger Originals display cabinet, $1,500-2,500; lot 286, a set of very sleek Donald Deskey andirons, $300-500.
Club chairs, club chairs, club chairs.
There are several lots of club chairs in the Discovery auction: great forms in great materials and great shapes: lot 249, a pair of distressed Art Deco leather chairs with mustache backs, $1,200-1,800; lot 367, a pair of unusual Amsterdam School black leather with tall backs, $800-1,200; lot 356, a pair of French Art Deco in ultra suede, $500-700; lot 414, a pair of Guillerme & Chambon lounge chairs in wool and oak, $1,200-1,800; lot 250, an Art Deco pair in beech, leather & brass, $700-900; for a touch of Hollywood glamour, lot 195, a lounge chair in the style of William “Billy” Haines, $500-700; lot 373, a sleek and clean Modern Euro-style pair, $400-600; lot 270, an pair of iconic Art Deco in a great print, $700-900; lot 522, a contemporary pair in ultrasuede and chrome, $1,200-1,800; lot 543, a very comfortable pair of Leolux in leather and polished aluminum, $2,000-3,000.
Everyone has walls to fill. Why not fill them with work by listed artists? Take a look at lot 519 for the amazing technique on this embossed paper by Frank Gallo entitled “Le Joeur Secret”, $400-600; lot 491 is a sweet, classic lithograph by Jim Dine, “Hearts”, $400-600; lot 96, a Pablo Picasso “Picador II” lithograph, $400-600; lot 98, a group of three lithographs by Joan Miro, instantly recognizable pieces with great graphic punch and color, $400-600; lot 502, a group of five screenprints by Larry Zox, $700-900; lot 516, a Lorna Simpson, Eletrostatic print on wool, $200-300; lot 489, three color lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein “As I Opened Fire”, 1966, published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, $500-700; lot 701, William F. Ashburner watercolor on paper,