Judy Kensely McKie Consignment
Born in 1944, Judy Kensley McKie is a premiere figure in the American studio furniture movement. Her sculptural furniture commands top dollar because it is both functional and decorative. Whimsical chairs, benches, tables, desks, cabinets and more are carved as animals such as a dog, horse, lynx, hippo, alligator, elephant, bird and more. Her paintings are also quite collectible. McKie’s work can be found in museums as well as public and private collections, such an armchair from the collection of Marsha and Robin Williams, sold at Sotheby's in 2018.
As your most dependable resource for Judy Kensley McKie design appraisal and consignment, Sotheby’s consistently outpaces market competitors, often commanding hammer prices much higher than our estimates. When you are ready to sell your or thinking about selling your Judy Kensley McKie furniture, let Sotheby’s help you realise the highest price. To get started with a free auction estimate, simply submit photographs and information about your Judy Kensley McKie designed furniture through our easy-to-use online estimate form. Our seasoned specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell furniture designed by Judy Kensley McKie?Consign Judy Kensley McKie design now for our next auction. Sotheby’s 20th Century Design department offers decorative arts and design from the 20th century till the present day. During the year, Sotheby's 20th Century Design sales are hosted online and in international selling locations. Sotheby’s very successful 2018 “Important Design” auction featured a highly curated selection of superb design from the last century. Once you submit a Judy Kensley McKie work for consignment, our specialists will suggest the optimal location to sell your specific Judy Kensley McKie piece.
- Can a specialist evaluate my Judy Kensley McKie furniture in person?Our specialists are located in Paris, London and New York, and are able to visit in-person any pieces located in those cities. Our specialists also travel frequently and any information about upcoming visits will be made available on this page. If you would like to contact a specialist directly about a potential visit, you can contact the 20th-century design team nearest you.
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- What types of Judy Kensley McKie furniture sell best at auction?Judy Kensley McKie furniture often finds eager buyers at auction. Her vast body of work proves that furniture and sculpture are not mutually exclusive categories, and collectors covet her animal inspired works. Sotheby’s 20th Century design auctions typically include McKie furniture with animal motifs such as a lynx desk, bird table, panther coffee table, monkey armchair, or hippo bench.