Rago’s Announces a 20th /21st Century Design Auction on June 16-17 1,100 lots of exceptional property, including pottery by Saturday Evening Girls; lighting by Tiffany; studio furniture by Nakashima; glass by Zynsky and Chihuly and much more. Previews begin June 9th.
Blue Flambe glaze, estimated at $10,000-15,000; lot 177, a rare and early Dirk Van Erp boudoir lamp with decorated mica panels, estimated at $5,000-7,500, and lot 146, a Gustav Stickley Joiner’s Clamp lamp table, estimated at $4,000-6,000.
Early 20th C. Furniture:
Arts and Crafts furniture makers in Saturday’s sale include: Gustav Stickley, J.M. Young, L. & J.G. Stickley, Lifetime, Limbert, Roycroft, Stickley Brothers, Shapland and Petter, Charles Rohlfs, Walfred Thulin, and Wilhelm Schmidt.
Furniture by Gustav Stickley includes: lot 64, a drop-Arm Morris chair (no. 369), estimated at $6,500-9,500; lot 69, a rare and early five-leg dining table with square top, at $5,000-8,000; lot 85, four Harvey Ellis inlaid dining chairs, at $8,000-12,000; and lot 75, a Harvey Ellis double-door bookcase with leaded-glass panes, for $10,000-14,000. Impressive L & J.G. Stickley lots include: lot 80, an extremely rare-form paneled Prairie settle, estimated at $10,000-15,000; and lot 150, a rare and massive Mouse-hole dining table, $4,000-6,000. Furnishings in the sale by Charles Rohlfs include: lot 86, a pair of rare tall-back chairs, estimated at $10,000-15,000 (an identical example of these chairs is shown in a 1920 photo of Charles Rohlfs' living room on Park Street). Another noteworthy Rohlfs piece is lot 236, a cut-out occasional table, estimated at $4,000-6,000. Notable Limbert lots include lot 60, a rare double-door bookcase with cut-out bookshelf sides, estimated at $7,500-9,500; and lot 228, an oval cut-out library table, estimated at $1,800-2,500.
Other notable Arts & Crafts furniture lots in the sale include: lot 61, a rare carved blanket chest by Walfred Thulin, estimated at $4,000-9,000; and lot 234, a very rare grouping of six Stickley Brothers tall-back chairs, $2,500-3,500 for the set. There are several fine English Arts & Crafts pieces as well, available in a wide range of prices.
American and European Art Glass:
Notable glass makers of the early 20th century include: Bigelow/Kennard, Daum, Gallé, Jacques Gruber, Loetz, Moser, Schneider, Steuben, Tiffany Studios, Vallerysthal, Almeric Walter, Auguste C. Heiligenstein, Bergun-Schverer, Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, Lalique and more.
The finest assortment of Lalique glass to be offered at Rago’s for several years (lots 269-310), consists of perfumes bottles, statuettes, vases, etc. Of note is lot 169, a pair of "Longchamps" mascots of clear and frosted glass, estimated at $9,000-12,000; and lot 271, "Grande Nue Socle Lierre" statuette of frosted glass on carved wooden base, $8,000-12,000.
Other notable glass lots include: lot 316, a rare Daum mold-blown, acid-etched and wheel-carved cameo vase, estimated at $5,000-7,000; lot 326, an extremely rare and lovely enameled vase by Frenchman Auguste C. Heiligenstein, at $4,000-6,000; and lot 341, an early Gallé enameled, gilded, and acid-etched vase with orchids, estimated at $3,000-5,000.
Prints, Photographs, Paintings:
The sale contains an impressive group of Gustav Baumann woodblock prints (lot 87-91a), the finest Rago’s has presented to date. Three of these were gifted by the artist to the consignor’s mother. One of these is lot 87, "Tulips," estimated at $8,000-12,000.
Other fine art in the sale includes paintings by George H. Hallowell and Lamont Warner,