On March 7th, the 20th Century Design auction in New York begins with a collection of over 80 works of midcentury design and ceramic art curated by the private dealer Larry Weinberg for an American family. From some of the most iconic forms of organic stoneware designed by the Danish ceramicist Axel Salto, to extremely rare assemblage of vessels thrown by Lea Halpern, the ceramic collection contains some of the finest examples of midcentury ceramic art to appear at auction in New York in recent years. The furniture, including works by George Nakashima, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand and many others, exemplifies the midcentury modern aesthetic adapted to contemporary lifestyle. The other offerings in the auction range from works by Tiffany Studios, including a superb “Elaborate Peony” table lamp though current Contemporary design.
Please note the correct measurements for this lot are 66 1/2 x 30 5/8 x 11 in. (168.9 x 77.8 x 27.9 cm)
Please note, this lot was incorrectly catalogued as a "Conoid" Dining Table, and should be listed as a "Trestle" Dining Table.
Please note, the caned seat on one of this pair of chairs was damaged during the exhibition. Sotheby's will pay for the restoration of this seat post auction.
Please note, the estimates on this lot are now $9,000-12,000
Please note, this lot is being sold without reserve
Please note that one of the favrile glass "Lily" shades has a crack extending upward from the ruffled rim approximately 1 1/2 inches in length. The estimate on this lot has been reduced to $2,000-3,000 to account for this condition issue.