T he week auction events will commence on December 11 with Modern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée an evening sale featuring superlative works by top European masters, including Alberto Giacometti, Marcel Coard, Gustave Miklos, Joseph Csaky, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand, Jean-Michel Frank and Pierre Legrain. This magnificent collection is highlighted by an important Chaise Longue designed by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann for the Maharaja of Indore, an exceptional “Aigle” vase by Alberto Giacometti, and a unique Cubist armchair by Marcel Coard.
On December 12, the extraordinary private collection of renowned fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, will be offered in a dedicated auction event, Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design. Over the past two decades, Jacobs has assembled some of the most exceptional pieces of European design from the past century by such designers as François-Xavier Lalanne, Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Jean-Michel Frank, Eugene Printz, Jean Dunand, Paul Dupré-Lafon and Maurice Marinot. Representing the very best in artistry and design, each work is emblematic of Jacob’s impeccable taste and discerning eye as both a designer and art connoisseur.
Following, we are thrilled to present our annual Important Design and dedicated Tiffany sales. Sotheby’s is honoured to present the Walker Guest House, an American architectural icon by Paul Rudolph, as the centerpiece of our Important Design auction. Additional sale highlights include an outstanding collection of works by Alexandre Noll, Harry Bertoia and Jean Royère. Our Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios sale is led by the prestigious collection of Jeep and Carla Harned, including a magnificent “Fruit” lamp with a rare “Turtle-Back” illuminated base, along with a highly curated selection of leaded glass lighting, windows and favrile glass vases by Tiffany Studios.
Highlights from Modern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée
Highlights from Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design
Highlights from Important Design
Highlights from Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios
410LotTIFFANY STUDIOS | A RARE AND EARLY PAIR OF "TURTLE-BACK" LANTERNStiffany studios | a rare and early pair of "turtle-back" lanternsEstimate 150,000 – 250,000 USDEstimate 150,000 – 250,000 USDDreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios12 December 2019 | 5:00 PM EST | New York
406LotTIFFANY STUDIOS | "LAVA" VASE FROM THE ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITIONtiffany studios | "lava" vase from the alaska-yukon-pacific expositionEstimate 80,000 – 120,000 USDEstimate 80,000 – 120,000 USDDreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios12 December 2019 | 5:00 PM EST | New York
417LotTIFFANY STUDIOS | AN IMPORTANT AND RARE "AUTUMN WOODBINE" CHANDELIERtiffany studios | an important and rare "autumn woodbine" chandelierEstimate 300,000 – 500,000 USDEstimate 300,000 – 500,000 USDDreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios12 December 2019 | 5:00 PM EST | New York
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