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Like it or not, midcentury is here to stay

auctions | June 14, 2018
Works from architects like Flemming Lassen, Finn Juhl and Kaare Klint are proving that midcentury modern is continuing to thrive. An auction earlier this month saw top prices for works like The Tired Man (an easy chair upholstered with yellow wool) by Lassen, which was sold for around $126,000, ... By Katy B. Olson

Christie’s taps Robert Couturier to curate spring Interiors sale

auctions | June 1, 2018
A quartet of Gotham’s most celebrated creatives is the highlight of the upcoming Christie’s spring sale, Interiors: New York Visions. A culmination of three decorative and fine art sales, the June 6 auction will feature more than 350 pieces. Read on for preview of the special collections. ... By Melissa Studach

This week's design auctions are a veritable treasure trove

auctions | May 24, 2018
The Sotheby’s “Important Design” auction is being unveiled today, with a carefully edited array of European and American design objects culled from the last century. The highlights? For starters, Jean Royère’s six-piece collection, including Ours Polaire armchairs and sofa; Etoile sideboard, din... By Katy B. Olson

Rare Frank Lloyd Wright windows can be yours

auctions | May 17, 2018
Five clerestory windows hailing from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Avery Coonley Playhouse in Riverside, Illinois, are now on the auction block. Part of the Important Design auction coming up on May 24 at Sotheby’s in New York, the windows are from the collection of Thomas S. Monaghan. The entrepreneur, ... By Katy B. Olson

The work of Western master Thomas Molesworth heads to auction

auctions | May 15, 2018
Montana’s OTO Ranch, located on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park, was often the residence of choice when history’s elite—including Theodore Roosevelt and Marcellus Hartley Dodge, son-in-law of William Rockefeller—headed West. It was there, throughout the 1930s at The Treasure State’s f... By Melissa Studach

The can’t-miss design auctions of the season

auctions | April 27, 2018
Custom works by Jean Prouvé and Wendell Castle and the lifetime collections of the late Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey and the Rockefeller family are on the auction market this season. Here are the upcoming sales worth your bid. Furniture by Wendell Castle (above), Sam Maloof, Garry Kno... By Melissa Studach

This sofa is Denmark’s most expensive

auctions | April 11, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark’s first design auction of the year, at Bruun Rasmussen, has resulted in two huge sales. Both pieces were designed by Danish modernist architect Flemming Lassen in 1935: one, an uber-rare three-seater sofa for over $101,000—the priciest sofa the auction house has ever sold—and... By Katy B. Olson

Rafael de Cárdenas and Christie’s partner on auction installations

auctions | April 5, 2018
Rafael de Cárdenas Ltd. / Architecture at Large is teaming up with the storied auction house on the spring installment of Collector auctions, which kicks off April 10 at Christie’s Rockefeller Center in New York. The auctions focus on pieces designed for the home—particularly artists and craftsm... By Katy B. Olson

The best of spring's auction offerings

auctions | March 23, 2018
Designs from Edward Wormley, graphic designer Steven Frykholm and Aesthetic Movement influencer Henry William Batley are coming to auction this spring. Here are the upcoming auctions worth your bid. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Lot 494, a Chinese Hardwood Armoire, fitted with its original ... By Melissa Studach

Glam auction in Paris reveals Ritz objects

auctions | February 26, 2018
Known for hosting the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others, the Ritz hotel in Paris will soon auction some 10,000 pieces of decor from its treasure trove of history. A total of 3,500 lots of furniture and decorative objects will be up for ... By Katy B. Olson
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