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Modern craftsmanship resurfaces in upcoming auctions

auctions | September 22, 2017
Contemporary, craftsman-quality designs by the likes of Finn Juhl, Jean Prouvé, George Nakashima and more are resurfacing in the upcoming auction scene. Browse the catalogs of these decorative art auctions before time’s up. Finn Juhl’s one-of-a-kind Dream Table will be up for auction at B... By Melissa Studach

Global finds fill the season's auction lots

auctions | August 25, 2017
Even the auction houses seem to be enjoying summer travel abroad. The upcoming season is introducing collections from around the globe, featuring works by Chinese master Pu Ru, French Sèvres vases and more. The best part? You can bid on these worldly items from home. Ink on paper by Chine... By Melissa Studach

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...
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