Everything Goes When Rago's Holds Its No Reserve Discovery Auction on January 13 and 14, 2012 EVERYTHING GOES WHEN RAGO’S HOLDS ITS NO RESERVE DISCOVERY AUCTION ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 - 1300 LOTS OF WHAT’S DESIRABLE, USEFUL, INTERESTING AND AFFORDABLE.
and Paul D’Avesn, for example, lot 202, a Lalique “Dentelle” vase, estimated at $700-900. There is decorative and useful metalwork by makers such as Roycroft, Jarvie, Marie Zimmerman. Roycroft metal pieces include jewelry, desk accessories, bowls, trays, candlesticks, vases, frames and ashtrays.
Traditional Fine Art
Fine art in the sale includes paintings, photography, works on paper, lithographs, sculpture and more. Outstanding lots include: 528, an oil on board of freighter in New York Harbor by John R. Grabach, estimated at $1,000-1,500; and lot 530, an oil on canvas of a landscape by Mary Cable Butler, estimated at $600-900.
Asian pieces in the sale include Japanese Satsuma, a Buddha figure, Japanese porcelain and pottery, ginger jars, screens, statures, textiles, Chinese scrolls and more. A beautiful and affordable lot in the sale is 335, a Chinese porcelain blue and white covered Temple jar from the 19th century, estimated at $200-300.
Period Furnishings include a British Colonial Plantation Chair, an Empire Stepback Cupboard and a Master’s Desk.
Notable lots include: lot 375, an Irish Cupboard, paneled and stepback in pine, ca. 1820-1830, estimated at $400-600; and lot 377, an 18th century Chippendale ribbon-back mahogany side chair with stretcher base, estimated at $300-500. The sale also contains a pair of porcelain baluster vases, lot 399, estimated at $200-400.
Country Furniture, Folk Art, Quilts
Country furnishings include Windsor chairs, an apothecary cabinet and a “Hired Man’s Bed”. Notable lots include: lot 554, a 19th century country stepback cupboard, estimated at $400-600; and lot 568, a 19th century Tollware Dispenser, estimated at $200-400.
Dolls, Ephemera, Collectables, Music and more
Other featured items in the sale include guitars, violins, Persian and Oriental Rugs, dolls, books, a stamp collection, a mask collection, a Disney rug, a Toepler-Holtz Electro-Static machine, telescope, ship model, chess sets, golf accessories, a cane group, militaria and more. An unusual lot is 493, a statue of the iconic dog, RCA Victor “Nipper”, estimated at $150-250.
Saturday, January 14, 2012, 11 a.m.
Modern furnishings in Saturday’s sale include a collection of contemporary reissues of modern masters by makers such as Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll Studio, Isamu Noguchi for Knoll Associates, Isamu Noguchi for Akari, William Katavalos, Ross Littell and Douglas Kelley for Laverne International, Eero Saarinen for Knoll and more. Starting Saturday’s sale is lot 700, a Cyclone dining table by Isamu Noguchi for Knoll Associates, estimated at $1,000-1,500. There is a Womb chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll and a pair of Barcelona lounge chairs by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll International. The sale also contains a pair of lounge chairs by Jean Michel Frank, estimated at $2,000-3,000, and a pair of French sofa tables, estimated at $450-650. Studio Masters in the sale include George Nakashima, Phil Powell, and Vladimir Kagan, particularly, lot 1057, a George Nakashima walnut wall-hanging shelf, estimated at $800-1,200. There are Herman Miller produced furnishings in the sale by designers such as George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, including