Sale Date:
Sunday, May 23, 2004
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Lot Numbers and Descriptions
Estimate
251. Gustav Stickley library table, #653, nice variation of this form, rectangular top over single drawer with original iron hardware, original finish, top worn, branded signature, 48”w x 30”d x 30”h, very good condition
1500-2000
252. Van Briggle vase, ca. 1916, carved leaf design covered with a blue and maroon matt, incised marks, dated, 8.5"h
800-1100
253. Unusual Van Briggle vase, ca. 1906, two carved dragonflies under a light mottled purple matt glaze, brown clay body shows through, incised marks, 7"h, grinding chip on base
2000-3000
254. Good Niloak Missionware vase, shouldered form with brown and red swirling clay, marked, 10.5"h
300-400
255. Marblehead vase with flower frog, blue matt; with a Marblehead vase, (not shown), blue matt, all marked, both 3.5"w
450-650
256. Nice Van Briggle vase, ca. 1907-1912, carved organic design under a good green matt, incised marks, 3"h
700-900
257. Marblehead vase, broad form covered with an gray and purple matt glaze, marked, 5.5"w
350-450
258. Norweta bookends, attribution, figures covered with a green and brown matt, not signed, 8"h, minor chips, chip repairs and flakes to both
500-700
259. Ludowici-Celadon Co. Chicago tile, from Craftsman Farms, marked, terracotta in a green matt, 10.5" x 8.5"; with a Roycroft tile, contemporary, (not shown), Centennial 1895-1995, green glaze, signed by Rix Jennings, #77, includes authentication, 6"sq.
200-300
260. Grueby bookends, attribution, ceramic tile with a brown glaze encased in a nicely hammered copper frame with its original patina, 6.5"h
600-800
261. RV Carnelian II vase, two handled form with protruding waist covered with a thick pink matt glaze with a purple and green drip at top, 10"h
500-700
262. Avon jardiniere, undoubtedly designed by F.H. Rhead, large four handled form with squeezebag decoration of trees, leaves and pinecones, reads “Winter the King of Intimate Delights, Fire-side Enjoyments, Home Born Happiness”, marked, 12"w x 8.5"h, several glaze flakes and glued chip
1000-1500
263. RV Carnelian II vase, handled form, covered in a thick pink, green and purple glaze, paper label, 8"h, mint
550-750
264. Arts & Crafts stool, unusual form with curved and leather stitched seat on a x-stretcher base, original finish, tear to leather, 16”w x 16”d x 26”h, very good condition
300-500
265. Unusual Lifetime sewing cabinet, Puritan Line, two slanted top doors and corbel supported leg, cutouts at top, interior tray missing, original finish, paper label, 17”w x 18”d x 30”h, very good condition
700-900
266. Arts & Crafts luggage rack, possibly Stickley Brothers, slatted top with three vertical spindles on each side, refinished, minor looseness, 28”w x 15”d x 19”h, very good condition
300-400
267. Arts & Crafts luggage rack, possibly Stickley Brothers, slatted top with three vertical spindles on each side, refinished, minor looseness, 28”w x 15”d x 19”h, very good condition
300-400
268. Contemporary garden chairs, made of weathered teak, two chairs, one with slatted back and seat is 29"w x 23"d x 33"h, second chair has paneled back with keyed-tenon construction over a slatted seat and is 29"w x 26"d x 39"h, very good condition
300-400
269. Rare RV Della Robbia vase, large form with elaborate carved and incised Dandelions, artist signed, 16.5”h, a rare five color example which we have never seen before, professionally restored hairlines, restored hole in base
8,000-11,000
270. Nice Grueby vase, tapered form with carved and applied vertical leaves and buds, covered in a suspended green matt, impressed mark, signed M.S., 8"h, repaired chips
1500-2500
271. Rookwood lamp, bulbous shape with carved geometric design under a great matt glaze, attributed to W.E. Hentschel, supporting a contemporary mica shade with pressed leaves and branches, 18”dia. x 18"h
1000-1500
272. Teco vase, tapered form in a good green matt glaze, impressed marks, 6.5"h, repaired chips to lip
200-300
273. Navajo rug, geometric design in brown and white on a gray field, 46”w x 68”l, some damage, good condition
300-400
274. Navajo rug, geometric designs in soft brown, blue, pink and ivory, 29.5"w x 51"l
400-600
275. Arts & Crafts rug, rust and gold border with linear design and gray center field, 74”w x 110”l, very good condition
500-700
276. Good Chinese rug, colorful floral design in blues, green and gray, 107”w x 144”l, very good condition
2000-3000
277. Good Heriz rug, in grays, blues and red on a beige background, 81”w x 119”l, very good condition
2500-3500
278. Persian rug, geometric design in orange, blue, and reds, 52”w x 84”l, very good condition
300-400
279. Persian rug, blue and caramel floral, dark red field, minor fringe loss, 60”w x 76”l, very good condition
500-700
280. Persian rug, semi-antique, floral design in gray, red, and blue, 78”w x 119”l, very good condition
400-600
281. Persian Heriz rug, center medallion design in shades of red with caramel and blue border, 101”w x 140”l, very good condition
900-1200
282. Navajo rug, c. 1940, diamond patterns in black, gray on a cream field, 26”w x 46”l, very good condition
300-500
283. Navajo rug, c.1940, diamond pattern in red and brown on a cream field, 37”w x 59”l, minor stains, very good condition
400-600
284. Heriz rug, geometric design in shades of blue with brown and beige on a red background, 105”w x 137”l, very good condition
1000-1500
285. Louis Sullivan elevator surmount plate, from the Stock Exchange Building, Chicago, 1893, manufactured by Winslow Brothers Company, iron with and incised organic design, weathered finish, 67”w x 18”h, good condition
2500-3500
286. Louis Sullivan elevator grill, from the Stock Exchange Building, Chicago, 1893, important design made of ornamental iron, manufactured by Winslow Brothers Company. The Stock Exchange Building was designed by The firm of Adler & Sullivan. This is the largest version of this design, some missing elements, original finish, 59”w x 73”h, very good condition
15,000-20,000
287. Handel lamp, caramel and ivory slag glass panels behind a leades overlaid design, bronzed metal base with its original patina, fabric tag on base, 15.5”dia., overall height 21”
2750-3250
288. Arts & Crafts lamp base, slender form in bronzed metal with hammered and incised designs and applied vines, original green patina, 23.5"h
200-300
289. Prairie School fixture, leaded glass shade in white glass with blue border in a brass frame with original brass chains and ceiling cap, cleaned patina, 6”w x 6”d x overall height 26”h, very good condition
700-900
290. Handel table lamp, geometric overlay design with lily pad border in shades of green, supported by a bronze base with lily pad decoration, original patina, signed on shade and base, 20”dia. x 25”h, a couple of hairlines
3500-4500
291. Arts & Crafts lamp base, bronzed metal with leaf design, original green patina, 10.5"h
200-300
American architect, Augustus V. M. Higginson, 1866-1915, studied at Harvard University and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Upon his return from Paris, he began his practice as a residential architect in Chicago. This was an exciting and stimulating period for residential architecture in the city. H. H. Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the emerging Prairie School architects were developing the first truly unique American style. Augustus Higginson was involved in the local Arts and Crafts movement, and was a disciple of the principles of collaboration between architect and client in the creation of the home as a total environment. He expressed this philosophy in promoting the use of natural textures, colors, and building materials. Higginson’s use of shingles on the exterior, as well as course canvas for wall coverings and lightly stained beams, accentuated his flowing interior spaces. He designed furniture to complete the ensemble. Higginson and others were instrumental in the founding of the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society. Both he and his wife attended the first meeting of this group at Hull House in 1897.

Through his association with others in the movement, he met Edwin Fechheimer (he later changed his name to Fletcher). In 1901-02 Higginson designed and built a home for him in Winnetka, IL. Fletcher came from Harvard to Chicago to work with the Winslow Brother’s Ornamental Iron Co. In 1893, Frank Lloyd Wright built one of the first Prairie homes for Mr. Winslow in River Forest, IL.

In 1905 Higginson left Chicago for Montecito, CA to continue his residential design career in the Santa Barbara area. In 1905-10 he built the Higginson House in Montecito and in 1909 the Coe House in Santa Barbara. These lots come directly from a descendent of Augustus Higginson.
292. Augustus Higginson architectural rendering, c.1903, watercolor, presentation drawing for a midwest Arts & Crafts building , unsigned, some wear to edges, 22”w x 13”d x very good condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
700-900
293. Augustus Higginson architectural rendering, c.1903, watercolor, presentation drawing for the E. Fechheimer home in Winnetka, IL., unframed, minor wear to edge, unsigned, client name on verso 21”w x 11”h, very good condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
1000-1500
294. Augustus Higginson architectural rendering, c.1903, watercolor, presentation drawing for a midwest rectory, some wear to edges, unsigned, 21”w 13”h, very good condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
700-900
295. Augustus Higginson architectural rendering, c. 1909, watercolor, presentation drawing for S.M. Coe residence of Montecito, CA. 22”w x 12”h, minor foxing, very good condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
900-1200
296. Augustus Higginson architectural rendering, c. 1905, watercolor, presentation drawing for a Chicago North Shore Estate, signed with artist’s monogram, 25”w x 13”h, excellent condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
1000-1500
297. Augustus Higginson architectural rendering, c. 1909, watercolor, presentation drawing for D.S. Look residence of Santa Barbara, CA. 22”w 12”h, clients name on verso, minor foxing, very good condition, Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
900-1200
298. Augustus Higginson hall bench, designed for the architect’s personal use, lift seat supported by thick slab sides with deep carvings and intricate carved back with design of interlocking diamonds with central organic design, some wear to original finish, separation to one side, 56”w x 23”d x 42”h, very good condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
4000-6000
299. Augustus Higginson bench, designed for the architect’s personal use, thick rectangular top supported by slab sides with deeply carved floral design, original finish, 65”w x 14”d x 16”h, very good condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
2000-3000
300. Augustus Higginson chest, designed for the architect’s personal use, rectangular lift top with carved organic designs having an intricately pierced designs in brass at top and side panels, original finish, 64”w x 22”d x 22”h, very good condition Provenance: Descended from architect’s family
4000-6000
Sale Date:
Sunday, May 23, 2004