Our 16 December sales of Important Design and Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass achieved a combined total of over $17 million, vastly outperforming presale estimates. Led by Alberto Giacometti's "Grande Feuille, Version Fine" Floor Lamp at $442,000 (est. $200,000 - $300,000), Important Design alone brought in an impressive $9.39 million. The Utterberg Collection of iconic French modern design totaled over $1.6 million, including strong results for works by Jean-Michel Frank and more.
Details: On 16 December Sotheby’s will present Important Design, featuring Masterworks of French Design from the Utterberg Collection. Led by extraordinary works by Jean-Michel Frank, Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Pierre Chareau, and Eugene Printz, this highly unique interior offers a cohesive, contemporary context that emphasizes the aesthetic connections between French Design and Asian Art. Also in this auction are rare works of American Arts & Crafts, American Modern and French Art Deco complemented by a broad exploration of Modern and Contemporary Design.