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Treadway/Toomey Galleries

 


20th Century Art & Design Auction Results

 

 

Press Release For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Don Treadway  |  513-321-6742  |  info@treadwaygallery.com

 

 

CHICAGO, ILL., Sept. 27, 2013The Sept. 15, 2013, sale of 20th Century Art & Design found buyers chasing a wide range of objects. Attention was most evident on rare and extraordinary pieces, of all price ranges. The market continues to show strength at every level, especially for quality items in good condition.

 

Arts & Crafts furniture was solid, with the highest price garnered by a Gustav Stickley bookcase at $18,300. A group of Limbert furniture pieces did well, bringing $25,000. Ceramics also seemed to be popular especially with regard to Pewabic and Teco, two Midwest products. Among the Pewabic examples, there were prices paid that doubled presale estimates, the group bringing over $35,000. Lighting was also sought after, evidenced by the 30 examples by a wide range of makers that were offered and sold.

 

The Fine Art session also found buyers focusing on rare objects by blue chip names. John Lennon's Bag One rarely comes up at auction as a complete suite and this was evident as the final price of $47,580 more than tripled the low estimate. Dale Nichols' Twilight from 1981 was a late painting by the artist but was representative of the subject matter that collectors covet.  The subject along with the near perfect condition drove the price to $42,700, more than doubling the low estimate. A beautiful piece by contemporary Korean artist Chun Kwang Young, from 2001 made up of countless pieces of Korean mulberry paper did well. This was a departure from what Treadway/Toomey is known for handling but achieved a solid price of $34,160 against an estimate of $30,000-50,000.  

 

Interest in Mid-century modern remains high across the board, particularly for iconic designs. The auction featured a large selection of classic Edward Wormley designs for Dunbar, including an angled sofa that sold for $5,795. Prices for Scandinavian items were strong with two Borge Mogensen cabinets selling for $7,320, a Hans Wegner "Sawbuck" arm chair selling for $2,196 and a set of Arne Jacobsen flatware selling for $2,196. Interest remains high for designs by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigarh, India. A pair of armchairs from the Chandigarh High Court reached $11,590 and a student desk and chair reached $5,490 and $3,294. Rounding out the sale were a number of good decorative items, including a Clyde Burt wall plaque $3,660, a Tommaso Buzzi Laguna vase for Venini $6,710 and an Ettore Sottsass Murmansk centerpiece $5,795.

 

Complete auction results are available online at http://www.treadwaygallery.com/results9-13.html.

 

The next 20th Century Art & Design auction is December 7, 2013. Interested parties can contact Don Treadway at 513-321-6742 or at info@treadwaygallery.com. Please visit http://www.treadwaygallery.com/ for auction previews and catalogs.

 

ABOUT TREADWAY/TOOMEY GALLERIES

 

Established in 1981, Treadway/Toomey Galleries holds numerous highly-publicized auctions each year in Chicago, and is a one of the world's leading showcases for American and European Arts & Crafts, Decorative Arts and Mid-Century Modern Design. http://www.treadwaygallery.com/

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Teco sold for $3172
Gustav Stickley
sold for $18,300

Pewabic
sold for $1100

Pewabic
sold for $2440

Limbert
sold for $6100

Limbert
sold for $7320

Limbert
sold for $7320

Limbert
sold for $3965

Pewabic
sold for $6100

Pewabic
sold for $6100

Pewabic
sold for $3172

Teco
sold for $9760

Dale William Nichols
sold for $42,700

Chun Dwang Young
sold for $34,160

John Lennon
sold for $47,580

Ettore Sottsass
sold for $5795
Tommaso Buzzi
sold for $6710
Arnie Jacobsen
sold for $2196

Hans Wegner
sold for $2196
Borge Mogensen
sold for $7320
Pierre Jeanneret
sold for $11,590
Pierre Jeanneret
sold for $5490
Pierre Jeanneret
sold for $2794
Edward Wormley
sold for $5795
Clyde Burt
sold for $3660