Skinner Hosts Auction of 20th Century Design in Boston BOSTON, Mass – December 3, 2012 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of 20th Century Design in its Boston gallery on Saturday, December 15th. The extensive sale offers a variety of material from each
and Etta Lott, a full-figured woman sitting and touching her toes, motivated by a just-finished plate of cake (lot 658 and 659, both $3,000 to $5,000.)
In addition to an array of Arts & Crafts and Danish Modern pieces, notable furniture offerings include a pair of Mira Nakashima conoid cushion chairs (lot 562, $4,000 to $5,000) and a walnut Wohls end table by George Nakashima (lot 566, $2,500 to $3,500).
Several Warren Platner for Knoll International designs will be offered, including a set of four armchairs (lot 546, $4,000 to $6,000) and a low table (lot 545, $700 to $900).
A collection of Edward Wormley for Dunbar furniture will also be sold, most notably a beautiful sideboard with a marble top from the Hemisphere Collection (lot 452, $3,000 to $5,000).
20th Century Art
From the early 20th century come works such as Alphonse Marie Mucha’s Les Saisons suite, which decorates a four panel Art Nouveau screen (lot 110, $20,000 to $25,000) and studies by Harold Edgerton (lots 358-360, from $1,000 to $2,000). More contemporary works include Cletus Johnson’s ethereal Moon sculpture (lot 549, $800 to $1,000) and various abstract works by Taro Yamomoto. A first edition of Andy Warhol’s Index Book (lot 653, $400 to $600) and Roy Lichtenstein’s As I Opened Fire… a triptych (lot 634, $700 to $900) add a touch of pop to the sale’s accessible art selection.
Previews, Catalogue, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, December 14, 2012, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Illustrated catalogue #2626B is available by mail from the subscription department at #508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!
Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Works of Art, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th Century Design, Fine Ceramics, Fine Silver, Fine Jewelry, Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Wines, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Antique Motor Vehicles, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Discovery and Science, Technology & Clocks. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Mass. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s web site www.skinnerinc.com.