Everyone’s Welcome and Everything Goes at Rago’s Unreserved Auction, January 18 and 19 Everyone’s Welcome and Everything Goes at Rago’s Unreserved Auction, January 18 and 19 – Two Days of Modern and Early 20th C. Furnishings, Art and Collectibles with No Reserves.
There is French furniture in the sale by makers such as Maison Jansen, Eugene Printz, Jean Charles, Roche Bobois, Roger Capron, La Barge, and a wall hanging leather rifle rack by Hermes. Featured pieces by French designers include: lot 878, a pair of console tables after Jean Michel Frank for Ecart International, retailed by Ralph Pucci in the 1990s, estimated at $2,500-3,500; and lot 911, a sectional sofa by Roche Bobois, estimated at $1,000-1,500. There is Italian furniture by Ettore Sottsass, Kartell, Philippe Starck, Poltrona Frau, Moroso and Cassina. There are Studio furnishings by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Silas Seandel, Tom Greene, Harvey Probber, T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall, featuring lot 1177, a pair of lounge chairs attributed to Paul Laszlo, estimated at $1,200-1,800. Also featured is lot 967, a turtle ottoman by Dimitri Omersa for Abercrombie & Fitch, estimated at $600-800; and a Boris Tabacoff mantel clock, lot 904, estimated at $300-500. Contemporary Pottery by famous ceramicists: Edwin and Mary Scheier, Otto and Vivika Heino, Robert Turner, Ted Randall, Laura Andreson, Warren Mackenzie, David Gilhooly, Jury Smith, Val Cushing and more. Italian ceramicists, include: Marcello Fantoni, Piero Fornasetti, featuring lot 832, a set of three graduated bottles with abstract motif by Bruno Gambone, estimated at $700-900; and lot 833, two large pitchers by Guido Gambone, estimated at $1,500-2,000. Other featured pieces include: Lot 1090, a Jury Smith "Scope" earthenware sculpture, estimated at $400-600; and lot 651, an Edwin and Mary Scheier tall footed coupe with peeking figures, estimated at $1,800-2,200. There are rugs by G. Coles Christensen, Edward Fields, Jack Lenor Larson, Haynes Robinson, and Lapchi. There are several pieces of glass attributed to Anzolo Fuga and Dale Chihuly. Fine Art includes works by Jean Arp, Jerry Okimoto, Louise Nevelson, Miguel Berrocal puzzle sculptures, Feliciano Bejar, Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, Peter Max, Jim Dine, Larry Rivers and many more. Featured is lot 793, two screenprints by Theodoros S. Stamos, estimated at $600-800; lot 947, Victor Vasarely, untitled screenprint in colors, estimated at $400-600; and lot 962, a freestanding alligator sculpture by Donald Drumm, estimated at $600-800. There is Lighting by Stilnovo, Camer, Maison Jansen, Gaetano Sciolari, and Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, featuring lot 1045, Martine Bedin/Memphis, "Super Lamp", estimated at $500-700. There is a notable lot of jewelry by Line Vautrin, estimated at $1,200-1,800; and Lino Sabattini silver plate pieces, estimated at $400-600.
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