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.
a walnut and metal cabinet, slat benches, leather office chairs, an aluminum Group sofa and lounge chairs. There is also Art Deco furniture, most notably a pair of dressers by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, estimated at $1,500-2,000. There is also lighting by Jacques Duval-Brasseur and De Coene Freres. Other featured modern furniture designers include: Paul McCobb, Donald Deskey, Maison Jansen, Jacques Adnet, Frank Lloyd Wright, Karl Springer, Edward Wormley, T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, Harvey Probber, Silas Seandel, Vladimir Kagan, Tommi Parzinger, James Mont, Marcel Breuer, Harry Bertoia and many more.
Fine Art in the sale includes, paintings, lithographs, sculptures, works on paper, mixed media and more by artist such as: Chaim Gross, James Rosenquist, David Aronson, Roy Lichtenstein, Shepard Fairey, Robert Loughlin, Damien Hirst, Irving B. Haynes, Mark Tobey, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and Poster by Christo and David Hockney. Notable works in the sale include: lot 1029, a polychrome acrylic orb on a stand by Velizar Mihich/Vasa, estimated at $400-600; lot 1043, an Alexander Calder lithograph, signed and numbered 18/90, estimated at $600-800; and lot 899, an oversized chromed steel bottle opener by C. Jere for Artisan House, estimated at $400-600. There are also screenprinted skateboard decks, after Andy Warhol.
Small, Decorative Objects
Decorative pieces in the sale include art glass and contemporary pottery by makers such as Hiroshi Yamano, James Nowak, Herb Babcock, Janet Kelman, Sandra Shemsky, Jean-Claude Novaro, Wes Hunting, Pillin, Ruth Duckworth, Henry Takemoto, Otto and Vivika Heino, Phillip Maberry. A notable glass lot in the sale is lot 966, a large polychrome murrine glass vessel by Stephen Rolfe Powell, estimated at $1,500-2,000. A notable lot of Italian Glass in the sale is lot 1118, a fluted cased clear and red glass vase by Ercole Barovier for Barovier & Toso, estimated at $600-800. A noteworthy piece of contemporary pottery is lot 730, a Ruth Duckworth porcelain sculpture, estimated at $1,500-2,500.
Italian design in the sale includes ceramics, lighting and furniture. Significant lots include: 1150, a tea set by Gio Ponti/Richard Ginori, estimated at $1,600-1,800; lot 1173, a Pipistrello table lamp by Gae Aulenti/Martinelli Luce, estimated at $500-700; and lot 728, a Picasso, Madoura face pitcher, estimated at $1,000-1,500. Italian furniture reissues include: lot 1216 a hide and leather reclining chaise by Le Corbusier for Cassina in hide, estimated at $700-900; and lot 1218, a Wassily lounge chair and adjustable side table by Marcel Breuer and Eileen Gray, estimated at $450-650.
Scandinavian Design includes furnishings, glass and lighting. Notable lots of furniture include: lot 1281 is an Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, estimated at $1,000-1,500; lot 1285, a Alvar Aalto for Artek dining table in birch and lacquered wood, estimated at $800-1,200; and lot 1334 is a Hans Wegner cabinet in teak, rattan and beech, estimated at $1,200-1,800. Scandinavian glass in the sale includes: Alvar Aalto, Iittala, lot 1332, a Savoy clear glass vase, estimated at $800-1,200; and lot 1324, a Graal vase by Edward Hald for Orrefors,