A notable lot is lot 974, an Arthur Espenet Carpenter Wishbone chair, estimated at $7,000–9,000. Arthur Espenet Carpenter is a foundational figure, along with Sam Maloof and Jack Rodger Hopkins, in the studio furniture movement, which developed on the West Coast in the 1960s. His work is currently held by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and has been exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Arts and Design, the Oakland Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others.
Other featured furnishings in the sale include: Lots 698 and 699, a pair of crescent sofas by Vladimir Kagan for Kagan-Dreyfuss, estimated at $10,000-15,000 each; lot 802, an exceptional burled walnut coffee table by George Nakashima, $45,000-65,000; lot 780, a set of bi-fold doors made by Phil Powell, $35,000-45,000; lot 766, an exceptional Paul Evans Argente vitrine, estimated at $25,000-35,000; lot 712, a Tommi Parzinger four-door cabinet for Charak Modern, $10,000-15,000; lot 717, a fine and large James Mont cabinet, $4,000-6,000; lot 730, a rare Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Viola coffee table, $12,000-16,000; lot 600, a Hans Wegner/Johannes Hansen swivel chair, $10,000-15,000; lot 923, a great room divider by Donald Deskey, from the estate of his son, Michael Deskey, $10,000-15,000; lot 953, a Michael Coffey “Swahili” wall-hanging cabinet, $10,000-15,000; lots 990-991, two John Cederquist cabinets from the Wave series, $4,000-6,000 ea.; lot 1152, a rocking chaise by Richard Meier for Knoll, $12,000-18,000; lot 1158, a set of four Chippendale chairs in laminated plywood with leather upholstery by Robert Venturi for Knoll, $8,000-10,000; lot 1201, a Janus coffee table with Tiffany tiles by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, $4,000-5,000; several furnishings by Paolo Buffa from the Hotel Bristol, Merano, Italy, notably lot 660, a set of eight dining chairs estimated at $14,000-18,000.
Modern Fine Art:
Featured modern fine art prints, paintings and drawings are by artists such as: Wharton Esherick, Tommi Parzinger, Donald Deskey and Dale Chihuly. Featured pieces include: lot 924, an oil on canvas by Donald Deskey, $1,500-2,000; lot 710, an oil on burlap by Tommi Parzinger, “Frog and Gnome”, $1,500-2,000. There are several woodblock prints by Wharton Esherick, including lot 788, “April Ploughing”, $2,500-3,500.
Featured modern lighting designers include: Alfredo Barbini, Tobia Scarpa, Angelo Lelli, Joe Columbo, André Sornay, Willy Daro, Pierre Guariche, Georges Jouve, Cedric Hartman, James Mont, Marc Newson, Oscar Torlasco, Phil Powell, George Nakashima, Robert Sonneman, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Tommi Parzinger, Verner Panton, Warren McArthur, and more.
Notable lighting in the sale includes: lot 676, a three-arm floor lamp by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, estimated at $7,000-9,000; lot 825, a George Nakashima table lamp, estimated at $3,000–5,000; Italian lighting features lot 675, ten pendant lamps, estimated at $3,500-4,500; lot 908, an adjustable diffusion lamp by Maison Desny, estimated at $4,000–6,000; lot 1037, a Super Guppy floor lamp by Marc Newson for Idée, $6,000–8,000; and lot 1042, a rare pair of table lamps by John Dickinson, estimated at $18,000–24,000.