On 24 May, Sotheby’s Important Design auction will present a highly curated selection of Pre- and Postwar European and American Design from the last century. Featuring several important private collections, the sale is led by an extraordinary six-piece suite by Jean Royère, representing one of the most important historic commissions by the artist to appear at auction. Executed in 1958 for the Dumont Family, this suite comprises a pair of “Ours Polaire” Armchairs and Sofa, an “Etoile” Sideboard, Dining Table, and Low Table, as well as a set of six dining chairs. The International Prewar chapter features five important and iconic clerestory windows from Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Avery Coonley Playhouse, rare works by Samuel Yellin as well as masterworks by Archibald Knox from an Important Manx Collection. Additionally, a spectacular “Wisteria” Table Lamp from the Teddy and Arthur Edelman Collection and a vibrant “Elaborate Peony” from a Distinguished Brazilian Family lead a section dedicated to the leaded glass works of Tiffany Studios. Highlights from the Postwar are led by Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s whimsical “Sautrelle” Bar and feature American Studio works by Paul Evans, George Nakashima and Ed Moulthrop.