The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design Works Shine at Christie's New York
Tiffany Studios, A 'Peony' Leaded Glass Window from the Darius Goff House, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, circa 1893. Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.
NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announce the sales of Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design and Important Tiffany, both including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky. The sales will take place on Wednesday December 15. The auctions immediately follow the highly anticipated Day Sale of DeLorenzo: 30 Years. With over 100 lots, the Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale is expected to generate upwards of $2.5 million, with works ranging from Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, to the Modernist and Contemporary movements. A notable sale highlight is the ‘abstract’ ‘Wisteria’ leaded Glass Window’ by Frank Lloyd Wright, pictured above. Hailing from one of the architect’s most acclaimed houses from his Prairie School period, the window was envisioned as a light screen, delineating interior space and unifying the interior with the landscape beyond.

‘Important Tiffany’ counts many splendid highlights such as 'Wisteria' Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp, circa 1905 (Estimate: $400,000 – 600,000), pictured right. With graceful garlands twisting together to construct the shade, this rare example of the Wisteria series epitomizes Tiffany Studio’s consummate artistry.

Highlights from Christie’s Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design Including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky are:

• Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann 'A Pair of Macassar ‘Hydravion’ Bergères with Matching Ottomans', designed 1917 Estimate: $150,000-200,000

The exquisite pair of Hydravion’ Berères from Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann are especially rare as they each have their matching ottomans and are in excellent condition. Ruhlmann created them during the height if his career.

• Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co.' An Enameled ‘Cymric’ Silver Vase with Cabochons', 1900 Estimate: $70,000-90,000

Hailing from Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky this work by the leading British Art Nouveau designer is evocative of Celtic art from the Book of Kells, featuring typical blue and turquoise enameled decoration of the movement. Knox worked for Liberty & Co. from 1899 until 1912, where he spearheaded the firm’s Tudric pewter, Cymric silver and jewelry lines.

• Harry Bertoia 'A Patinated Bronze Pre-Sound Sculpture', 1966 Estimate: $60,000-80,000

This kinetic Harry Bertoia work was the precursor to his acclaimed and highly sought after ‘Sound Sculpture’ series. It explores the notion of wind moving fields of wheat and explores the sounds of the sculptures metal rods touching each other.

• François-Xavier Lalanne`Crapaud' 'A pair of molded polyester armchairs', designed 1968 Estimate: $40,000-60,000

These whimsical oversize crouching frog chairs are synonymous with François-Xavier Lalanne’s penchant for the surreal and light-hearted. Frogs are among the artist’s animal menagerie that also includes dinosaurs, rhinoceroses and baboons.

• Carlo Bugatti 'A Painted Parchment, Oak, Hammered Copper and Glass Cabine't, 1902 Estimate: $50,000-80,000

This exceptional painted parchment, oak, hammered copper and glass cabinet by the Italian designer Carlo Bugatti was created at the time Bugatti won a Diploma of Honor at the International Exhibition of Turin. The cabinet is a typical example of Bugatti's brilliant craftsmanship, and displays all of his most prized hallmarks: painted parchment, intricately cast bronze dragonfly handles, and beaten copper decoration. The cabinet also bears a rare plaque with his signature. It comes from the 'Estate of Alistair Bradley Martin'.

• Armand Albert Rateau for Maison Bagues A Patinated Metal and Glass Butterfly Sconce, circa 1925 Estimate: $15,000-20,000

This sconce was designed by Armand Albert Rateau, and executed by Maison Bagues, who installed the fixture in the Pavillon de l’Elegance at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. It was created for the home of fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin.

Highlights from Christie’s Important Tiffany Including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky are:

• Tiffany Studios 'A 'Snowball' Leaded Glass and Bronze Floor Lamp', circa 1905 Estimate: $400,000-600,000

The sale’s cover lot, hailing from a private European collection, is an exceptional example of the Tiffany Studios’ ‘Snowball’ model. With its domed shade, this floor lamp boasts a wealth of overlapping leaves and flora that exude a sublime naturalism that is characteristic of its shape.

• Louis Comfort Tiffany 'An Important Brass-Inlaid Cherry Center Table', circa 1881 Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000

The table is a rare surviving object from Louis Comfort Tiffany's home at the Bella Apartment House at 48 East 26th Street in Manhattan. Few objects from Tiffany's Bella Apartment home are known; notably, the leaded glass window seen in the view of the hall is now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Constructed in cherry and pine, the table incorporates brass-inset teak printing blocks imported from India.

• Tiffany Studios 'A 'Peony' Leaded Glass Window from the Darius Goff House', Pawtucket, Rhode Island, circa 1893 Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000

Another highlight is a lovely and rare 'Peony' leaded glass window. Tiffany Studios produced a vast number of religious windows, but windows intended for a domestic setting are relatively rare. This window, depicting a vase filled with peonies sitting on a table, is an extraordinary example of one such window for use in a home. The extraordinary treatment of the flowers in the window exemplifies the high quality of work emerging from the Tiffany workshops at this time.

• Tiffany Studios 'A 'Rose' Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp', circa 1910 Estimate: $100,000-150,000

Also among the highlights from the Property from a Private European Collection, is a 'Rose' Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp, circa 1910. This remarkable example possesses a striking contrast of the red petals with the green foliage of the roses being depicted.

• Tiffany Studios 'A 'Tulip' Leaded Glass and Bronze Floor Lamp', circa 1915 Estimate: $120,000-180,000

Included in the sale are five exquisite lots from the renowned Collection of Max Palevsky. Leading this selection is A 'Tulip' Leaded Glass and Bronze Floor Lamp, circa 1915. This floor lamp features Tiffany’s coveted Tulip motif, executed in rich shades of green and yellow.


Viewings: Christie’s Rockefeller Center Galleries
Saturday December 11 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday December 12 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Monday December 13 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday December 14 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday December 15 10:00am – 5:00pm

Auctions: Christie’s Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky - Important Tiffany, Including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky
Wednesday December 15, 2010

Christie's | 20th Century Decorative Art | Collection of Max Palevsky |




Last Week News

December 10, 2010

Exhibition of Works by Painter Amedeo Modigliani Opens at the Municipal House in Prague

Surrealist Triumph at Galerie Charpentie; Contemporary Art Sale Totals €13.7 Million

Mexican Archaeologists Report Finding Prehispanic Objects at Nevado de Toluca

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich Buys an Island to Show His Art Collection

New York City's Museum of Arts and Design to Start Exploring Scent as an Art Form

The Year of the Rabbit: From Dali to Marilyn Monroe, Playboy Sells Art at Christie's

Bonhams to Sell Eric Clapton's Guitars and Amps in Aid of the Crossroads Centre

Exhibition of Vintage Photographs by Leopoldo Poméson at Michael Hoppen Gallery

Burgeoning Interest in Collecting Push 19th Century Oriental Rugs to Forefront in Art World

Seminal Works by Eve Sonneman on View at Nohra Haime Gallery in New York

Picasso Auction from the Collection of His Longtime Chauffeur Canceled Amid Mystery

Guggenheim Museum Announces Winners For Rob Pruitt's 2010 Art Awards

A Significant Exhibition of Gustave Moreau Opens at the National Gallery of Victoria

Lawsuit: Cezanne at New York City's Metropolitan Wrongly Acquired

Top Guns from SAS Founder, African Game Hunter and Field Marshall Hit Bullseye at Bonhams

Sotheby's Hong Kong to Sell the Andrew Lloyd Webber Wine Collection

Exhibition of Works from 1976-2010 by Herlinde Koelbl at the Munchner Stadtmuseum

Fossilized Hyena Dung Found Off Dutch Coast

New Museum Launches Competition for Temporary Outdoor Structures

December 9, 2010

Sotheby's Evening Sale of Old Master & British Paintings Realises $37,054,556

17th-Century Spanish Sculpture, by Juan Martínez Montañés, Acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange "Man of the Year" in Naples Nativity Creches

Art Institute of Chicago Announces Major Acquisition of an Early 17th Century Painting

In Time for the Holidays, Christie's Launches Free App Optimized for the iPAD

Controversial Video by David Wojnarowicz "A Fire in My Belly" on View at the New Museum

Bonhams Sell 38 Pieces of Fine Meissen Porcelain that Survived the 1945 Dresden Bombing for £500,000

Garry Gross, the New York Photographer of Young, Nude Brooke Shields Dies

Recently Acquired Peformance Art Piece by Allora & Calzadilla Debuts at MoMA

Ben Johnson Begins to Complete One of His Paintings in Public at the National Gallery

Sotheby's Smashes World Record for Any Piece of English Furniture Sold at Auction

Getty Museum Displays a Selection of Chinese Photographs Produced Since the 1990s

Bonhams to Sell Archibald Thorburn Masterpiece Entitled 'The Covey at Daybreak'

Centre D'Art Contemporain Presents Image Mouvements

Ambika P3 Presents Terry Flaxton: High Resolution Moving Image Works

Sharjah Art Foundation Announces Artists and Participants of the 2011 Sharjah Biennial

Art Gallery of Alberta Announces Winning Project in Sculpture Commission

The Hirshhorn Launches ARTLAB+ Digital Technology and Innovative Approaches Are Key

Parasol Unit Presents Exhibition Dedicated to the Work of Emerging British Artist Nathan Cash Davidson

December 8, 2010

Roman Imperial Marble Bust Sells for a Staggering $23.8 Million at Sotheby's

Archaeologists Discover Two More Human Skeletons Accompanied by a Rich Offering

Photographs of Adolf Hitler are Expected to Fetch a Six-figure Sum at J.P. Humbert Auctioneers

Three Early Paintings by Johannes Vermeer Reunited at the National Galleries of Scotland

Spectacular Installation by Eva Schlegel Deals with the Theme of Flying and Falling

Andrew Wyeth Portrait Nets $2.4 Million at Auction for Maine's Farnsworth Art Museum

New Installation Features Cabinets and Caskets from Metropolitan Museum's Collection

National Museums of Liverpool Confirm the Origins of Bed-In for Peace Bedspread

Collection of Russian Imperial Correspondence Sold for $410,000 in Geneva

Audubon's "Birds of America" Fetches $10 Million Establishing a New World Record

Late Night Opening for James Turrell Show this Thursday at Gagosian Gallery in London

Getty Museum Displays First Survey of Felice Beato's Long and Varied Photography Career

More than 70 Photography Galleries will Be Present at the AIPAD Photography Show

SMU'S Meadows School of the Arts Announces Recipients of Second Annual Meadows Prize

Art Miami Achieves Strong Finish with Record Crowds and Major Seven Figure Sale

Three Preeminent Russian Non-Conformist Artists Exhibit at London's Aktis Gallery

Sotheby's to Exhibit 12 Masterpieces by Eduardo Chillida at Isleworth

Who Would Want to Harm the Plastic, Pink Snails of Miami Beach?

Roundhouse Announces Appointment of Christopher Satterthwaite as New Chairman

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces the Appointment of Charles Waldheim as Consulting Curator of Landscape

December 7, 2010

Glasgow-Born Sound Artist Susan Philipsz Wins 2010 Turner Prize for Contemporary Art

Sotheby's Sets New World Record for a Printed Book at Auction with Audubon's Birds of America

Fragment of Manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci Unearthed in French Town Library

J. Paul Getty Museum's Statue of Love Goddess Aphrodite Transfer Ends Italy Dispute

A Masterpiece by Félix Vallotton Sells for $2,478,584 at Sotheby's Swiss Art Auction

Rijksmuseum Exhibits Recently Acquired Masterpieces of 20th-Century Photography

Antik A.S. Auction House Sets World Record Prices for Turkish Calligraphy and Paintings

Works from the Collection Besselaar Lead Sotheby's Amsterdam Sale of 19th Century European Paintings

Van Ham Celebrate their 10th Anniversary with Over 400 Works by Outstanding Photographers

Elvis Presley's Powder Blue Mercedes-Benz 600 Sells at Bonhams to German Buyer for £80,700

Exceptionally High Quality and Very Solid Sales at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

Picasso Show at Kunsthaus Zürich has Already Received 100,000 Visitors Since Opening in October

Louvre Pays Tribute to the 18th Century With a Special Series of Four Exhibitions

Auction of Communist Art Helps Red Sludge Victims

Smithsonian Stands Firmly Behind "Hide/Seek" Exhibition

Property from the Life and Career of Johnny Cash Sold by Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills

Exhibition of Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City Opens at the V&A

Michael Jackson Glove Brings $330,000 at Auction

Bonhams to Sell Watches Owned by the Watch Collector and Explorer Dr. George Fisher

December 6, 2010

Artistic Revolution Triggered by the Flemish Primitives is the Subject of Exhibition

Dallas Museum of Art Showcases Select Works by Contemporary Artists at Cowboys Stadium

Christie's New York December Photographs Sale Offers Exceptional Array of Works

With More than 100 Galleries, Art Miami Attracts Record Crowds and Strong Sales on Saturday

Matt Stokes: No Place Else Better Than Here Opens at Kunstahalle Fridericianum

Donations to Save an Iconic Old Master Painting by Pieter Brueghel Approach £1.4 Million

Commemorative Exhibition by Don Olsen Now on View at The Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Presents an Exhibition of Works by Moshe Gershuni

Legendary Albert Watson Captures the Stunning Voyage to the Heart of The Macallan

Minister for Arts Lui Tuck Yew to Open Lim Tze Peng's Exhibition at Singapore Gallery

ArtParis: the Event for the Modern and Contemporary Art Market Returns to the Grand Palais

Extremely Poignant Works of Art by Teresa Margolles at Kunstahalle Fridericianum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents the Work of German Artist Erik Parker

Maxxi Opens Two Exhibitions in Support of the Work of Young Italian Artists

A Cabinet of Curiosities by Fiona Pardington, Carlo Van de Roer, and David Boyce at Suite Fine Art Gallery

Everything is Just Wonderful! an Art Exhibition Organized by Blissland Project

SOFA CHICAGO 2010 and The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art Have a Resounding Success

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami Presents First Major Solo Exhibition in the U.S. for Artist Jonathan Meese

Clerkenwell Design Week Returns to the Capital with Aplomb Following a Hugely Successful 2010 Inauguration

AGO's Toronto Now Series Continues with Laurel Woodcock Exhibition

December 5, 2010

Felipe Calderon and Cristina Fernandez Inaugurate Rescued David Alfaro Siqueiros Mural

Sotheby's to Sell Property from the Estate of the Late Queen Juliana of the Netherlands

Art Miami Continues Attracting Buyers and Reports Robust Sales on Day Three of the Fair

Full Set of Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos on View at the Taft Museum of Art

"Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" Headed to Cincinnati Museum Center

MacDougall's Leads Market in Russian Sales Week, Outselling Three Older Auction Houses

Association of Art Museum Directors Issues Statement on David Wojnarowicz's Film

Campbell Archibald Mellon Works Star in Bonhams Auction with Three of the Top Five Lots

Cain Schulte Contemporary Art Presents Double Solo Exhibitions by Patrick Gabler and Owen Schuh

In Front of Thousands of Collectors, Haiti's Earthquake Spurs Miami Art Fair Projects

Alyce Myatt Appointed as the National Endowment for the Arts New Director of Media Arts

Museum of Contemporary Art Presents Its 100th Artist for December: Jessica Labatt

Birmingham Museum of Art Takes a Historic Look at an African-American Art Movement

Germany to Reopen Reichstag Visitor Platform

Haubrok Foundation Hands Over 13 Important Contemporary Artworks to the National Gallery in Berlin

Hamburger Bahnhof Presents Cory Arcangel's First Solo Exhibition in Berlin

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Sale at Christie's Achieves $6,608,688

Wifredo Lam Painting Sets New Record at Art Basel Miami Beach

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Christie's New York wraps 2012 with over $163 million in jewelry auction sales

Christie's sale of masterpieces formerly in the Collection of Monsieur and Madame Riahi realises $31.9 M

Christie's presents a week-long series of auctions devoted to magnificent jewels, watches, wine and design

Christie's Launches Spring 2011 Season of Post-War and Contemporary Art with First Open

Most Important Peploe Ever to Come to Auction Leads Scottish Colourist Paintings at Christie's

Extravagant Official Publishing Entreprise Leads Christie's Auction of Books and Manuscripts

Christie's Celebrates American Artistry and Craftsmanship with Exceptional Offerings

Christie's International Leads the Market for Watches in Europe, Asia, and the America's

The Year of the Rabbit: From Dali to Marilyn Monroe, Playboy Sells Art at Christie's



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site