1903, the set is understood to be one of only two made. Wright was specifically sought after to commission the prototype, which ended up in the possession of a fortunate consignor whose grandfather was a furniture manufacturer. Genius in its simplicity and streamlined design, the Wright lot should entice intense bidder competition.
Michaan’s Auctions is also offering an outstanding Hans Wegner old growth teak draw leaf table purchased in Copenhagen in 1957 as lot 1249 ($1,500-2,000). Yet another rare find is seen in a Finn Juhl Chieftains oak chair circa 1949 (lot 1248, $3,000-6,000). Also highlighted are two Knoll manufactured lots. A Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed is being offered as lot 1205 and is in excellent condition ($2,000-4,000). The bed boasts a solid teak frame, brown leather upholstery and chrome legs, originally designed in 1929. A Knoll Saarinen Tulip table is also available, conservatively priced at $300-500 (lot 1210).
Rounding out the sale is a grouping of sixteen Arthur Umanoff wood serving pieces, a J. Risley three piece wrought iron set consisting of a chair, ottoman and side table, a Satterini rug and a Peter Huidt leather sofa. A not to be missed event, the sale is a wonderful opportunity to add top tier furniture objects to your collection or living space.
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