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Midcentury modern works drive upcoming auctions

auctions | July 28, 2017
Curvilinear shapes, manmade materials and minimal ornamentation: This auction season fancies the midcentury modern collector. Works by Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Frank Gehry and more are filling auction house lots. Here are the upcoming exhibitions worth your bid. Erik Chambert chaise lo... By Melissa Studach

Summer furniture auctions worth a bid

auctions | June 23, 2017
From Louis XVI fauteuils to American contemporary tailored works, the home goods auction scene this season spans eras and styles. Bidders, be ready for these five auctions to watch. Pieces from designer Paul McCobb’s (1917–1969) Planner Group and Pavilion Collection; courtesy Wright's ... By Melissa Studach

Vintage IKEA furniture selling for tens of thousands

auctions | May 31, 2017
Certain pieces from the world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, don't necessarily have to call to mind one's first apartment. Auction search engine Barnebys revealed that select vintage IKEA pieces are now fetching up to $65,000 on the auction block.  Vilbert Chairs by Verner Panton  ... By Taylor Barker

Carlos Scarpa auction at Christie’s draws impressive results

auctions | May 22, 2017
The Christie’s New York auction “Carlo Scarpa: Visions in Glass 1926–1962” brought in $2,427,750, with 80 percent sold by lot and 92 percent sold by value. The May 4 event followed a lecture, “The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa: Recomposing Place, Intertwining Time, Transforming Reality,” presente...

$400 Chinese vase reels in over $810,000 on iGavel

auctions | May 11, 2017
In an April 20 sale themed “Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art,” a Chinese cloisonné bottle vase offered by the Falls Church, Virginia–based Quinn’s Auction Galleries sold for a surprising $812,500. The piece was projected to sell for $400 to $600, and, consigned by a Washington, D.C....

Josh Flagg of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ sells art on Viyet

auctions | May 2, 2017
Million Dollar Listing’s Josh Flagg is selling art on Viyet, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. Among the pieces going on sale are Andy Warhol, “Marilyn,” 1967, and “Liz #6 (Early Colored Liz),” 1963; Ed Ruscha “Presto”; Slim Aarons, “Poolside Gossip,” 1970; David Hockney, “Big Celia ...

Chairish and Emily Henderson team up on sale

auctions | April 6, 2017
Thirty vintage, antique and other decor items chosen by Emily Henderson from the Round Top Antiques Fair, as well as an additional 125 Round Top–inspired picks from Chairish are debuting in the designer’s sale today. Among the picks: a Paul McCobb for O’Hearn Predictor Arm Chair; a vintage Persi...

Collective's design auction supports progressive causes

auctions | March 29, 2017
The newly formed organization Design for Progress, founded by the editors of Sight Unseen, is hosting a benefit auction, offering some 40-plus high-end furnishings and objects via Paddle8. The sale will run until April 7. Design for Progress was founded the day after the 2016 presidential ele...

Sotheby’s presents midcentury modernist exhibit in Hong Kong

auctions | March 23, 2017
Sotheby’s is now presenting “Masters of Design,” the inaugural selling exhibition of midcentury modern furniture at its Hong Kong Gallery. The auction, which coincides with Art Basel Hong Kong, will run until March 26. Louis Majorelle, set of six Chicoree chairs “Sotheby’s is pleased to ...

Richard Schultz design auction to come to Wright

auctions | February 2, 2017
“The Design Archive of Richard Schultz” auction will debut at Wright in Chicago on February 16, spanning 60 lots that include models, prototypes and furnishings created for the artist’s own design company.  Richard Schultz Prototype Leisure Collection armchair “I began by studying archit...
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