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January auctions feature furniture, decor, art
Jan 18, 2016

Paintings, furniture, collectibles and decor: This month’s yield of auctions spans centuries and styles, with Christie’s, Bruun Rasmussen, Sotheby’s, Wright and Doyle New York leading the way.

First on tap is the Modern Art and Design sale at Bruun Rasmussen, beginning tomorrow at 8 p.m. Among the varied selection of art, furniture and decor: a Brazilian rosewood sideboard from Niels O. Møller, Finn Juhl’s “The Poet” two-seater sofa with walnut legs, and Hans J. Wegner's “Papa Bear Chair,” a wingback chair with matching teak stool.

Brazilian rosewood sideboard from Niels O. Møller, at Bruun Rasmussen

Finn Juhl’s
"The Poet" two-seater sofa with walnut legs, at Bruun Rasmussen

Wright will host the Irving Harper: Paper Sculptures sale on January 21 at 1 p.m. The auction will encompass the entirety of the sculptural work by celebrated industrial designer Irving Harper, including his abstract designs as well as his whimsical interpretations of animals like rhinoceroses, antelopes and insects.

Sculptures by Irving Harper, at Wright

The Christie’s American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver sale, starting January 22 at 10:30 a.m., will spotlight Chippendale carved chairs, inlaid mahogany sideboards and an array of silver pieces.

A rare Queen Anne walnut compass-seat armchair, at Christie’s
; a Queen Anne parcel-gilt and inlaid walnut linen press, at Christie’s

Doyle New York’s online-only sale, featuring a selection of property from the estate of Jacqueline F. Rae, will run January 23 to 28. Up for auction are furniture, decorations and art, as well as fashion and accessories. Notable items are a set of framed Indian ink and pigment book pages, and “Half Nude,” an oil on canvas by artist Fulvia Levi-Bianchi.

Pair of Chinese Buff Glazed Pottery Vases, at Doyle

 Gilt-Metal Mounted Blue John, White Marble and Slate Lamp, at Doyle

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