$6,000-9,000 and $6,000-8,000 respectively; lot 47, a rare Frances H. Gearhart color linoleum block print, ''In the Pajaro,'' is estimated at $3,000-5,000.
Mid 20th-21st C. / Modern: Sunday, October 2, noon
Sunday’s Modern Design auction features over 500 lots of furniture, lighting and decorative arts. Prominent Modern pieces by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, John Dickinson, Tommi Parzinger, James Mont, Dale Chihuly, Jon Kuhn, Massimo Micheluzzi, Mary Ann “Toots” Zynzky and many more.
Modern furniture makers in the sale include: Vladimir Kagan, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Johnny Swing, Gio Ponti, Tommi Parzinger, John Dickinson, Jacques Quinet, Judy McKie, Charles and Ray Eames, Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Erwin and Estelle Laverne, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Finn Juhl, George and Mira Nakashima, George Nelson and Gilbert Rohde at Herman Miller, Hans Wegner, Harvey Probber, Horace Hartshaw, James Mont, Janet Meyer, Jay Stanger, Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu, Jean Royère, John Lewis, Karl Springer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll, Marc Newson, Max Kuehne, Milo Baughman at Thayer-Coggin, Niels Vodder, Osvaldo Borsani, Phil Powell, Paul Frankl, Pedro Friedeberg, Pierre Paulin, Robert Whitley, Silas Seandel, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Vincent Cafiero, and Dakota Jackson.
Featured pieces in the sale include: lot 794, Johnny Swing Nickel Couch, USA, 2003, consisting of approx. 7,000 nickels, the fifth of a proposed edition of 25. Purchased by the consignor from the artist, it is estimated at $45,000-65,000.
As always, there is a fine representation of Nakashima Studios pieces in the sale, such as a two-part cabinet sold as two lots, 839, estimated at $3,000-4,000 and 840, at $7,000-9,000. Both come with a copy of the original invoice and drawing. Other notable Nakashima pieces include two exceptional coffee tables, lots 523 and 852, each estimated at $20,000-30,000.
Also featured are several fine pieces by Paul Evans, such as lot 816, an exceptional Argente vitrine, purchased by the consignor from Paul Evans in 1973, estimated at $45,000-65,000; lot 513, a rare room divider authenticated by Dorsey Reading, Paul Evans’ studio manager, is offered at $8,000-10,000; lot 501, an exceptional custom-designed dining table, estimated at $30,000-40,000; lot 502, a set of six Patchwork dining chairs, is estimated at $8,000-10,000.
There are several John Dickinson lots in the sale, including five small tables: lot 538 is estimated at $9,000-12,000; lot 539 is a pair of African tables, estimated at $14,000-18,000; lot 540, an African table, estimated at $7,000-9,000; lot 995, a rope table (no. 111-J), estimated at $5,000-7,000.
Other notable pieces include: lot 515, a fine Phil Powell carved laminated walnut center table, which comes to us from the Annaly Jamison residence in Pennsylvania, is priced at $15,000-25,000; lot 873, a Wendell Castle bird's eye maple table which illuminates with a neon tube, is estimated at $3,500-5,500; lot 694, a fanciful and over-the-top Fernando and Humberto Campana Banquete chair, entirely covered in plush animals, is offered at a compelling $9,000-12,000; a couple of fine pieces by Tommi Parzinger for Parzinger Originals such as lot