S otheby’s is honored to present our landmark Design Week in New York, which will commence on December 9 with A Celebration of Art Deco: Masterworks from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly Evening Sale. This curated selection from Dr. Kelly’s collection is highlighted by an important and unique six-panel screen by Eileen Gray, a rare “Oiseaux” low table by Armand-Albert Rateau and L’Homme et son Destin by Gustave Miklos. This Evening auction is followed by a Day session on December 10, which includes superlative designs by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand, Edgar Brandt, Jean Boris Lacroix, Claudius Linossier, Maison Desny, and many others.
Following, we are thrilled to present our annual Important Design and dedicated Tiffany sales. The auction is anchored by masterworks of mid-century and postwar decorative arts from the collection of Mike and Renée Silverstein as well as an exceptional selection of sculptures and functional pieces by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, led by a rare and delicate “Iolas” flatware service, a “Structure Végétale” chandelier and a Table au Requin. Complementing this American chapter is a selection of Western vernacular furniture by Thomas Molesworth. Sotheby’s annual dedicated auction Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass features a broad survey of works by the celebrated American firm, including leaded glass lighting, fancy goods, and blown favrile glass. Leading the sale are a selection of naturalistic lamps including a superlative example of the iconic “Wisteria” table lamp model, a rare “Butterfly” table lamp, and a sublime “Woodbine” chandelier, each of which are a testimony to Tiffany’s unparalleled artistry and glassmaking skills.