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Dec. 4, 2005
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Lot Numbers, Descriptions and Estimates
901. Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group lounge chairs and ottomans, pair, by Herman Miller, tan vinyl sling seats in aluminum frames with polished armrests on four-point aluminum bases, chairs tilt and swivel, stamped Herman Miller marks, chairs: 25.5"w x 30"d x 40"h, ottomans: 21.5"w x 21.5"d x 18"h, very good condition 1800-2200
902. George Nelson Gateleg dining table, by Herman Miller, ebonized birch form with two drop sides and center support, as shown: 40"w x 18.5"d x 29.75"h, when fully open: 64.5"d, refinished, shows wear, good condition 400-600
903. Isamu Noguchi dining table, by Knoll Associates, cast-iron base with chrome-plated steel wire supports, white laminate and birch plywood top, Knoll label, original finish, 48"dia. x 28.75"h, very good condition 1500-1800
904. Eero Saarinen armchairs, pair, by Knoll, 1950s, original oxblood leatherette upholstery, black metal legs with original glides, marked with "H.G. Knoll" labels, 25.5"w x24"d x 31"h, excellent original condition 500-700
905. George Nelson Steelframe cabinet, by Herman Miller, 1950s, black enameled metal frame with white laminate surface under a glass top, two drawers with original pulls, 33.5"w x 17"d x 29.5"h, original finish, all glides intact, very good condition 600-800
906. Eero Saarinen side chairs, four, by Knoll, upholstered molded backrests with open area over an upholstered seat, tapered birch legs, reupholstered, 22"w x 20"d x 31.5"h, original finish to legs, very good condition 400-600
907. George Nelson Steelframe desk, by Herman Miller, black metal frame with two walnut drawers under a white laminate top, 54"w x 26"d x 29.25"h, with a Charles and Ray Eames wire chair, black enameled seat and legs with original brown vinyl bikini seat pad, Herman Miller/Venice, CA label, 19"w x 20.5"d x 33"h, very good condition 400-600
908. Alexander Girard Exhibition card, 1961, fold-out list of 124 folk art items in a show designed and organized by Girard which opened on December 10, 1961 at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa, Fe, New Mexico. Open: 22"x 28"; as shown (folded): 7" x 11", very good condition 200-300
909. George Nelson Associates wall clock, by Howard Miller, 1950s, welded metal form with black enameled finish with rods radiating from center and ending in brass balls, decal to front and label to back, 30"dia., some wear, very good condition 300-500
910. George Nelson Basic Series cabinet, by Herman Miller, walnut, four drawers and one door with original wood pulls, 34"w x 18.5"d x 29.75"h, interior shelf missing, refinished, very good condition 600-800
911. Charles and Ray Eames DCMs, set of six, by Herman Miller, molded walnut plywood seats and backs over chrome-plated steel bases, original white nylon glides, original shock mounts, paper labels and round metal tags to several, original finish, 19.5"w x 21.5"d x 30"h, a nice set in excellent original condition 1000-1500
912. Charles and Ray Eames DCMs, three, by Herman Miller (two shown), molded black aniline-dyed ash plywood seats and backs over chrome-plated steel legs with original glides, original finish, one not shown is missing backrest, 19.25"w x 21.5"d x 29.25"h, two shown are in very good condition 600-900
913. George Nelson Swag-leg desk, walnut and white laminate gallery top with colorful dividers, chromed steel swagged legs with original black glides, marked with round metal tag, two shallow drawers under desk top are missing, 39"w x 28.75"d x x 34.5"h, good condition 2500-3000
914. George Nelson Basic Cabinet series bedroom set, by Herman Miller, walnut, two cabinets and two nightstands, ebonized wood legs, all with aluminum hourglass pulls, large cabinet: 56"w x 18.5"d x 30"h, smaller cabinet: 40"w x 18.5"d x 40"h, nightstands: 18"w x 18.5"d x 24"h, all refinished, very good condition 2200-2400
915. Charles and Ray Eames LCW, by Herman Miller, c.1940s, original red aniline-dyed finish, molded birch plywood seat, back and frame, original rubber shock mounts, signed with Herman Miller/Evans label, 22"w x 25"d x 27"h, a nice example with original finish in very good original condition 3000-3500
916. George Nelson dinette table, by Herman Miller, square top with rounded corners with original Alexander Girard striped fabric surface, brushed steel legs, original finish, 36"square x 29.25"h, very good condition 400-600
917. George Nelson Thin Edge cabinet, by Herman Miller, rosewood case with two doors and an interior shelf over polished aluminum legs, original white porcelain door pulls, marked with foil label, original finish, 33.75"w x 18.5"d x 30.75"h, very good original condition 2000-2500
918. Charles and Ray Eames DCWs, set of six, by Herman Miller, birch, molded plywood seats, backs and frames, original finish, 19"w x 21"d x 29"h, two backrests are no longer attached and several are loose, wood in very good condition 2000-3000
919. George Nakashima cabinet, walnut, two grass-cloth covered sliding doors, dovetail joints to top corners, original finish, designed to rest on another cabinet but could also be wall-mounted, unmarked, 60"w x 12"d x 14.25"h, excellent condition 2500-3500
920. George Nakashima open frame cabinet, walnut, rectangular form with divider to center over tapered legs with cross-stretcher, designed to be supported on one end by other means, original finish, unmarked, 72"w x 12"d x 34.25"h, very good condition 600-800
921. George Nakashima settee, by Nakashima Studio, cherry form with one armrest and slats to back, tapered legs, original finish, signed "Block", 50.5"w x 34"d x 31.25"h, no cushions, excellent condition 2500-3000
922. George Nakashima ottoman, by Nakashima Studio, walnut seat over tapered walnut legs, original finish, signed "Block", 24"w x 24.25"d x 11.25"h, no cushion, excellent condition 1200-1500 qqq6069.03q
923. George Nakashima Grass-seated dining chairs, set of eight, 1950s, by Nakashima Studio, walnut frames with curved backs and tapered legs, sea grass rope seats, original finish, some wear, 24.25"w x 19.5"d x 27"h, very good condition 9000-12,000
924. George Nakashima Trestle dining table, by Nakashima Studio, 1950s, rectangular cherry top with three rosewood butterfly joints over a walnut trestle base, two 17.75" leaves, original finish, top is faded, 72"w x 37.75"d x 28.5"h, very good condition 6000-8000
925. Arne Jacobsen Egg chair and ottoman, by Fritz Hansen, original black leather upholstery over a four-point aluminum and stainless steel base, both with Fritz Hansen/Knoll Studio labels, chair tilts and swivels, chair: 34"w x 32"d x 42.5"h, ottoman: 22"w x 16"d x 17"h, excellent condition 5000-7000
926. Leonardo Nierman (Mexican, b. 1932), "Untitled", c.1970; bronze sculpture over a travertine base, 22.5"h x 12"w, incised signature and numbered "V/VI". Nierman has an international reputation, and has several public commissions in Chicago, including his 25 foot sculpture, "The Flame of the Millennium" (2002). 1000-1500
927. Cedric Hartman floor lamp, brass and chrome form with adjustable arm and original glass ball switch knob, signed with impressed marks, 11"w x 13"d x 42"h, excellent condition 600-800
928. Paul Evans coffee table, sculptural base of welded steel supports a round glass top, unmarked, 38"dia. x 16"h, glass is 1.2" thick, excellent condition 3000-4000
930. Fontana Arte occasional table, attribution, round glass top supported by a brass column on a round travertine marble base, marble marked "made in Italy", 20.5"dia. x 20"h, excellent condition 400-600
931. Fantoni table lamps, pair, Italy, abstract forms of welded steel pieces over a steel base, unmarked, 12"w x 10"d x 30"h, no shades, signed, very good condition 400-600
932. Gambone bowl, Italy, white and red glaze, signed "Gambone Italy", 10"dia. x 4"h, minor crazing, mint condition 700-900
933. Baker Furniture dining table, attribution, large sculptural travertine marble base with inset brass bar supports a square glass top, unmarked, 42"w x 42"d x 28"h, excellent condition 500-700
934. 1960s Modern cabinet, large form with six doors with black lacquer finish and faux malachite decoration to door fronts, two doors at left conceal two shelves, two center and two right doors each conceal three drawers, original finish, unmarked, 108"w x 18"d x 32"h, very good condition 2500-3000
935. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings coffee table, by Widdicomb, 1949, bleached mahogany, triangular top with rounded corner over round legs with cross-stretchers, original finish, "Widdicomb Modern Originals" label and stenciled mark "8/49", includes protective glass top, 60"w x 32.5"d x 16"h, excellent condition 700-900
936. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings occasional table, by Widdicomb, mahogany, rectangular top and lower shelf over tapered and flared legs, marked with Widdicomb label and stenciled mark "5/50", 31.5"w x 19.5"d x 20.25"h, dents to two corners, fair condition 300-400
937. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings occasional table, by Widdicomb, rectangular top of light and dark mahogany over plinth bases, unmarked, 30"w x 18"d x 20"h, refinished, very good condition 600-800
938. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings coffee table, by Widdicomb, 1955, round top of light and dark mahogany over tapered and flared legs with X-shaped cross-stretcher, Widdicomb label and stenciled date, 40"dia. x 16"h, refinished, very good condition 900-1200
939. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings occasional table, by Widdicomb, 1956, bleached mahogany, square top and shelf over tapered legs, marked with Widdicomb label and stenciled date, 30"w x 30"d x 22.25"h, refinished, very good condition 400-600
940. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings dresser, by Widdicomb, bleached mahogany cabinet on hidden castors with five drawers with original brass ring pulls, back is finished, marked with "Widdicomb Modern Originals" label, original finish, 54"w x 20.75"d x 32.75"h, excellent condition 800-1000
941. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings nightstands, by Widdicomb,bleached mahogany cases with one drawer with original brass ring pull, marked with "Widdicomb Modern Originals" label, original finish, 18"w x 15"d x 26.5"h, excellent condition 700-900
942. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings coffee table, by Widdicomb, large square marble top with dramatic veining over a dark mahogany frame with tapered legs and horizontal stretchers, marked with "Widdicomb Modern Originals" label and stenciled "2/51" and "1503", original finish, 40"w x 40"d x 12"h, excellent condition 1200-1500
943. Baker Furniture lounge chairs, pair, seven-sided forms with paneled detail covered in off-white velour fabric, ebonized wood legs, unmarked, reupholstered and refinished, 28"w x24"d x 26"h, very good condition 700-900
944. Baker Furniture coffee table, octagonal form with exotic burled wood veneer in a starburst pattern, marked with metal Baker tag and "Collector’s Edition" tag, 38"dia. x 16"h, refinished, very good condition 1500-1800
945. Directional desk and chair, 1960s, mahogany with brass trim and hardware, eight drawers, finished back, matching chair with caned backrest and velvet upholstered seat, desk marked with Directional metal tag, 54"w x 22"d x 29.5"h, chair: 19"w x 23"d x 35"h, original finish, very good condition 200-300
946. Eileen Gray "Lota" sofa, by ClassiCon, designed in 1924, attached gray and orange lacquered side tables on casters, down and fiber-filled seat mattress and back cushions, wooden legs, upholstered in gray-green fabric with cream trim, 95"w x 35"d x 39"h, very condition 1500-2000
947. Arredoluce style Triennale floor lamp, Italy, 1960s, three arms in chromed steel with brown leather-covered handles and black enameled shades, on a circular white marble base, stamped mark "Made in Italy", 66"h, excellent condition 1500-2000
948. Warren Platner coffee table, by Lehigh Leopold, c.1970, solid steel pedestal base supports a large 1.5" thick rectangular marble top, 72"w x 24"d x 14.5"h, excellent condition 2000-3000
949. Dutch School partner’s desk, Europe, c.1930, palmwood with limed finish, opposing side features two doors, unmarked, 59"w x 29.5"d x 30.5"h, very good condition 2000-2500
950. Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm lounge chair, by Alfred Kill, Germany, c. 1965, chromed steel armrests and tripod base and plastic shell with original leather upholstery and leather-wrapped armrests, 24.5"w x 32"d x 38.25"h, very good original condition 1800-2200
951. Gilbert Waltrous floor lamp, by Heifetz, c.1950, tripod base with adjustable arm with aluminum shade, tripod base contains a magnet that securely holds the chromed steel ball in place in any position, 44"long, excellent condition 3000-4000
952. Arredoluce "Eye" lamp, Italy, central adjustable fixture on magnetic socket with polished chrome shaft, mounted on white enameled metal base, Arredoluce Monza paper label, 24.5"h", some restoration, very good condition 1000-1500
953. Sergio Asti marble bowl, made in Italy by UP & UP for Knoll, solid carrara marble, marked with two labels "made in Italy for Atelier International Limited" and "UP & UP Massa Carrara", 8"dia. x 1.5"h, mint condition 500-700
954. Martin Visser lounge chair, by Spectrum, c.1958, chromed steel frame with original caned seat and cane-wrapped arms, 23.5"x x 25.5"d x 27.25"h, very good original condition 500-700
955. Gae Aulenti "Tavolo con ruote" coffee table, by Fontana Arte, square glass top with attached casters, 1/2" thick glass, 51"w x 51"d x 9.75"h, excellent condition 600-800
956. Marcel Breuer chairs, pair, by ICF, made in West Germany, tubular chromed steel frames with lacquered wood armrests and original cowhide upholstery sling seats, one with ICF label, 25.5"w x 31.5"d x 32.5"h, very good condition 2500-3000
957. Chase cups, set of eleven, footed forms in nickel silver, impressed mark, 3"w x 2"h 100-150 qqqDT6478q style of Paul McCobb, black painted wood squares with tubular brass supports within a black wood frame, three 16" panels, refinished, 49"w x 81.5"h, very good condition 1000-1500
958. Pillin vase, road form with folding sides covered with a blue, green and black high glaze, signed, 11"w x 4"h 400-600
959. Carl Aubock light fixture, Austria, attribution, 1940s, three-arm form in bamboo and brass, brass ceiling cap (not shown), unmarked, 12"dia. x 18.75"h, replaced shades, excellent condition 700-900
960. 1960s Modern folding screen, in the style of Paul McCobb, black painted wood squares with tubular brass supports within a black wood frame, three 16" panels, refinished, 49"w x 81.5"h, very good condition 1000-1500
961. Fontana Arte occasional table, attribution, Italy, 1950s, tripod brass base supports a round glass top, unmarked, 18"di. X 22"h, very good original condition 400-600
962. 1960s Modern cabinet, made in the USA by Mastercraft Furniture, Grand Rapids, MI, lacquered wood from with brass detail to corners, four doors with brass hardware and trim, interior consists of four drawers and one adjustable shelf, original finish, label, 78"w x 20"d x 32"h, very good condition 1500-2000
963. Gio Ponti for Singer and Sons dining table, attribution, walnut, drop-leaf form with two 14" leaves, six tapered legs with brass glides, original finish, unmarked, as shown: 42"w x 25.5"d x 29.5"h, with sides extended: 42"w x 55"d, original finish, excellent condition 1200-1500
964. Piero Fornasetti table lamp, attribution, large cylindrical form of lacquered paper, decoration of cards, brass trim, reattached label, 40"h, replaced shade, some wear, good condition 600-800
965. Piero Fornasetti occasional tables, pair, Italy, 1950s, round wood tops with gold floral decoration on a black field over square brass tripod bases that can be removed and flattened for shipping and storage, one marked with paper label "Fornasetti-Milano", 14"dia. x 22.25"h, very good condition 2800-3400
966. Philip and Kelvin Laverne "Creation of Man" coffee table, 1960s, bronze and brass top with etched design over two octagonal bases, signed in surface of top and with paper label which also indicates title, 65"w x 23.5"d x 16.75"h, excellent condition 2000-2500
967. Gio Ponti dining table, by Singer and Sons, 1950s, round marble top over a four-point brass and lacquered wood base, unmarked, original finish, 41.75"dia. x 27"h, very good condition 1000-1500
968. Milo Baughman Prisma shelving unit, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, ca. 1980s, Pictured in Memphis by Richard Horn, post-modern style form in orange, yellow, black, green, light blue and mauve, lacquer finish over wood and particleboard, unsigned, 66"w x 22"d x 77"h, original finish, some wear and fading, very good condition 2000-2500
969. Pierre Paulin Wave sofa and chair, by Artifort, chair not shown, original blue and green wool upholstery over foam and wood, hidden castors, 63"w x 30"d x 22.5"h, with a matching chair upholstered in original orange and yellow wool, chair: 33"w, chair marked with Stendig label, both in fair condition 900-1200
970. Pierre Paulin Tongue chair, by Artifort, original zippered yellow wool cover stretched over a foam-covered steel frame, 36"w x 36"d x 25"h, excellent condition 1000-1500
971. Pierre Paulin Tongue chair, by Artifort, original zippered orange wool cover stretched over a foam-covered steel frame, 36"w x 36"d x 25"h, excellent condition 1000-1500
972. Ruth Reeves Christmas tray, by Waverly, molded plastic form with holiday-themed decoration, impressed marks to back and screened signature "Ruth Reeves" to front, 14"sq., excellent condition 200-300
973. Vistosi table lamp, attribution, clear glass globe with green and black murrines over a black enameled metal base, unmarked, 7"dia. x 9"h, mint condition 600-800
974. Panasonic Toot-A-Loop radio, ca. 1970s, adjustable form in yellow, 6"w, shown in "The Design Encyclopedia", designed to be worn on wrist, very good condition 50-100
975. Eero Aarnio lounge chair, attribution, made in Hong Kong for Stendig, large wicker form with loose seat cushion, marked with Stendig label, 44"w x 32"d x 24"h, excellent condition 700-900
976. 1960s/70s Modern lounge chair, oversized biomorphic form over adjustable chrome glides, original off-white textured upholstery, three tufted buttons to back, unmarked, 36"w x 40"d x 30"h, very good condition 400-600
977. 1960s table lamp, maker unknown, white painted carved wood form with two arms that form supports for an integrated dome shade, unmarked, 10"w x 18"h, paint flaking, good condition 400-600
978. 1950s poster, advertisement for The Placards, A. Flückinger, Zurich Art Business Museum, marked A. Flückinger, printed by Kümmerly & Frey, dated 1953, linen backed, 36"x 50". 500-700
979. 1950s poster, advertisement for New Forms from Italy, C. L. Vivarelli, Zurich Art Business Museum, marked C. L. Vivarelli, printed by Bollman, dated 1954, linen backed, 36"x 50". 500-700
980. 1950s poster, advertisement for Ohr & Auge, A. Hofmann, Basel City Theatre, marked A. Hofmann, printed by Druck-Wasserman, linen backed, 36"x 50", 500-700
981. Venini Glass sculptures, four, Italy, c.1940s, figure of a donkey in clear glass with gold accents, 8"w x 10.5"h; with a figure of a man holding a water jug in clear glass with red accents, 9.5"h; with figures of a man and woman dancing, clear glass with green accents, all unmarked, tallest is 11", 400-600
982. A.G. Fronzoni "Fronzoni 64" table and two chairs, by Cappellini, matt finish white lacquer top and seats over white enameled steel frames, table: 40"w x 40"d x 29"h, chairs: 18"w x 17"d x 19"h, marked with Cappellini label, very good condition 900-1200
983. Vico Magistretti "Chimera" floor lamp, by Artemide, Italy, one-piece molded white plastic shade over a metal base, impressed marks to base, 69"h, very good condition 500-700
984. Ernesto Gismondi "Alistro tavolo" lamps, pair, by Artemide, made in Italy, fully adjustable swiveling lamps in molded gray and taupe plastic with bright green diffusers, signed with impressed marks, 30"h, very good condition 400-600
985. Eero Saarinen coffee table, by Knoll, round walnut top over aluminum pedestal base with fused white finish, Knoll Associates label, 36"dia. x 15.25"h, top refinished, very good condition 700-900
986. Emo Fabry dining table, round top with white plastic laminate surface over painted wood column with four branching legs with brass caps to feet, three 18" leaves, two drop-down legs for use when leaves are in place, original finish, unmarked, 46"dia. x 29"h, very good condition 800-1000
987. Karl Springer style nightstands, pair, white lacquer over wood, each with one drawer, finished on all sides, unmarked, 21.25"w x 21"d x 25"h, refinished, very good condition 700-900
988. Philippe Starck "Miss Wirt" chairs, c.1982, set of six, black enameled tubular steel frames with black canvas back slipcover and upholstered seat, 22"w x 14"d x 44.5"h, some wear, good condition 600-800
989. Eero Saarinen Pedestal dinette table, by Knoll, round top with beveled edge and original white laminate surface over a white enameled metal base, 36"dia. X 28.5"h, very good condition 200-300
990. Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), artist’s proof color lithograph, c.1970, 12" x 9", pencil signed "Calder". Important modern sculptor, painter, and printmaker, framed. 400-600
991. Herbert Bayer German banknotes, dated 1923, printed paper, set of 7 million mark notes. Bayer produced these inflation currency notes for the Thuringian government in Weimar, Germany. The plain sans serif typography exemplifies the Bauhaus aesthetic. Each 2.25"h x 5.5"w, very good condition 200-300
992. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (Bulgarian/American, b.1935), "Surrounded Islands" (Biscayne Bay), Miami, FL, c. 1983; lithographic poster, 28" x 23", pencil signed, framed. Environmental artists mostly known for creating large, outdoor sculptures. 700-900
993. Arredoluce style Triennale floor lamp, Italy, brass standard over a tripod base with three adjustable arms with three enameled shades in red, blue and yellow and matching counterweights, unmarked, original finish, 68"h, excellent condition 3000-4000
994. Eero Saarinen table and stools, by Knoll, two swiveling stools with original light blue upholstery over aluminum pedestal bases with fused white finish, Knoll label and stamped "BR51", 15"dia. x 16"h, occasional table with round walnut top and Knoll paper label, original finish, 16"dia. x 20"h, very good condition 600-900
995. Raymond Loewy DF2000 cabinet, made in France, six single drawers above three double drawers and one door, all with original molded plastic drawer fronts in shades of brown, one adjustable shelf, marked with paper DF2000 label, original finish, 80"w x 22"d x 29.75"h, excellent condition 1800-2200
996. Ettore Sottsass vases, set of seven, c.2000, made in Italy, including "Ellisse", "Geo Gold", "Retino", "Geo", "Mediterraneo", "Strati/B", and "Strati/W", largest is 6"dia. x 12.5"h, smallest is 6"dia. x 5.5"h, all in mint condition. Each piece signed, dated, labeled and numbered 15 from the edition of 15. Also accompanying the lot are individual labeled quality cards in the original envelope. 3500-4000
997. 1950s poster, advertisement for The New School House, C.L. Vivarelli, Zurich Art Business Museum, marked Vivarelli, printed by Bollmann, dated 1953, linen backed, 36"x 50", 500-700
998. 1950s poster, advertisement for Zurich Art Business Museum, signed Steiner, printed by Wolfsberg Zurich, linen backed, 36"x 50", 500-700
999. 1950s poster, advertisement for the Placards, Zurich Art Business Museum, marked Hoenneger-Lavater, printed by Gustav Pfister, dated 1953, linen backed, 36"x 50", 500-700
1000. Ubald Klaug "Terazza" sofas, pair, by DeSede, Switzerland, distributed in the USA by Stendig, c.1960s, two sculptural stepped forms with original black leather over wood frames, Stendig label and deSede label, each section is 60"w x 34"d x 27"h, very good condition 4000-5000
Sale Date:
Dec. 4, 2005