Treasures to Auction at Rago’s Three Day 20th C. Design Sale, October 26-28 American Arts and Crafts from Christopher Forbes’ Colorado Retreat Among Treasures to Auction at Rago’s Three Day 20th C. Design Sale, October 26-28
Over 1,650 lots of property from the 20th-21st
News-Antique.com - Oct 12,2012 - Lambertville, NJ: On October 26-28 the Rago Arts and Auction Center will auction a significant collection of 20th-21st century furnishings and decorative arts. Among the more than 1,650 lots are Roycroft furnishings, lighting and metal ware, pottery, Navajo rugs and more from the Colorado home of Christopher Forbes. On Friday, October 26 at noon, a full afternoon of 356 lots is dedicated to Arts & Crafts pottery, glass and 20th century ceramics. Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m. will be 589 lots of Arts and Crafts furnishings and decorative arts. Day three, Sunday, October 28 at 11 a.m., will offer 766 lots of Modern design.
“This is the greatest collection of property we’ve offered in the last four years,” says David Rago. “The contents from the Forbes family Colorado ranch; Michael and Marilyn Gould’s collection of Arts & Crafts furniture, ceramics and silver (over thirty years in the making and offered here in its entirety) and a large portion of Ken Forster’s encyclopedic selection of mostly American art pottery are just the beginning. There are gems in all categories, from enamels to silver to lighting. Add to that fine arrays of Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, and many more great 20th-21st century makers.”
• 20th C. Ceramics / Glass (lots 150-497): Friday, October 26, noon
• The Forbes Collection (lots 1-132): Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m.
• Early 20th C. / Arts & Crafts (lots 500-952): Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m.
• Mid 20th-21st C. / Modern Design (lots 1000-1753): Sunday, October 28, 11 a.m.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend
• Saturday, October 20 through Wednesday, October 24, from 12-5 p.m. or by appointment. Thursday, October 25, 12-7 p.m. Doors open on days of sale at 9 a.m.
• Thursday, October 25: Open House featuring a lecture by George H. Marcus “What’s ‘Modern’ about Modern Design?” Reception at 5pm, lecture at 6 pm. Kindly RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Rago Arts and Auction Center is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com/more/visit
• Printed catalogs are available for $25 by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to email@example.com
• View a complete online catalogue with color images at ragoarts.com as of October 12, 2012
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• About the Rago Arts and Auction Center: Since 1994, Rago's has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Originally specialists in 20th century design, today Rago's expertise covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, silver, coins, books, textiles, and ethnographic property. It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, offering free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals and auction exhibitions in house and online. Rago's, the largest and