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October auctions spotlight furniture and decorative arts
Oct 13, 2015

This month's auction roundup includes 19th-century furniture and decorative arts available at sales in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Arne Jacobsen's "The Egg Chair"

Today’s auction, “Modern Art and Design” at Bruun Rasmussen, encompasses over 400 items, including Arne Jacobson’s The Egg Chair and Kristian Devantier'sStine go alle de andre,” a signed oil-on-canvas painting.

Gilt bronze-mounted satiné and vernis-Martin decorated meuble à hauteur d'appui

Later this week at Sotheby’s, works by premier 19th-century French cabinetmakers and sculptors will be auctioned off. Collections include a pair of candelabras by Beurdeley as well as commodes by Henry Dasson and François Linke. The auction takes place in New York on October 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Double dresser, New York, 1960s; mahogany, lacquered wood, brass

Rago will host the "Modern Design Auction" of decorative arts, furnishings and fine arts on October 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Lambertville, New Jersey. Furniture by George and Mira Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, and Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, as well as rare plaques by Pablo Picasso and lighting from Charlotte Perriand, Arredoluce and Karl Springer, are spotlighted.

Suite of three ceiling shades, designed 1956, executed 1956-70, for Venini; blown glass

Early next week, Bonhams will introduce “The Modern House,” a collection of modern furniture, decor and art. Featured pieces include works from Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright and Micheal and Frances Higgins, while notable artwork includes "The Spitzhacke" by Claes Oldenburg and "De Construcio" by Raymundo Sesma. Furniture includes the ETR coffee table by Charles and Ray Eames and glass lighting by Massimo Vignelli and Paolo Venini. The auction will take place October 19 at 10:00 a.m., PDT in Los Angeles.

Committee chair from the High Court of Chandigarh, India

Rounding out the month, Wright will hold its "Le Corbusier + Jeanneret" auction on October 29 at noon, CST, in Chicago. The collection offers 41 pieces from the architects, as well as designs from Chandigarh, India. One special feature of the collection is a rare Les Mains tapestry, along with the Judge’s Desk from Le Corbusier.

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