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20th Century Decorative Art & Design Works Dazzle Christie's New York Auction
Tiffany Studios, A ‘Peony’ Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp, circa 1905. Estimate: $100,000-150,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.
NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the sale of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design to take place on Friday, March 11. With 122 lots, the 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale is expected to generate upwards of $1 million, with styles that include: Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Modernist and Contemporary movements. The auction’s top lot is Tiffany Studios’ remarkable Peony Leaded Glass Bronze Table Lamp, circa 1905 (estimate ($100,000-150,000). With vibrant orange and red peonies and intricate verdant foliage, the work epitomizes Tiffany Studio’s supreme design and technique. This spectacular Tiffany lamp comes on the heels of Christie’s Important Tiffany auction in December 2010, which realized a stunning $5,538,375 in 47 lots.

Another highlight is Martino Gamper’s Unique Plastic Laminated-Covered Wood and Metal Chest of Drawers, 2007 (estimate: $18,000-24,000). An amalgam of shapes and materials, the work is reflective of the Italian designer’s oeuvre.

Joshua Holdeman Senior Vice President International Director, 20th Century Art at
Christie's comments: “This auction kicks off 2011 for Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design season. The market is ripe for top works by venerable artists and our sale includes prime works from Tiffany Studios, George Nakashima, Edgar Brandt, Judy Kensley Mckie and Martino Gamper, whose influential works have been shown at museums such as the London Design Museum and Triennale Design Museum.”

Additional Highlights from Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale include:

• Edgar Brandt
A Wrought-Iron and Marble Console, circa 1925
Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

• George Nakashima
An East Indian Rosewood Hanging Wall Shelf from Melody Woods III, 1991
Estimate: $18,000 - 24,000

• Jules Leleu
A Mahogany and Parchment Cabinet with Gilt-Bronze Mounts, 1930s
Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000

• K.E.M. Weber
A Walnut, Chrome-Plated Tubular Steel and Vinyl Sofa,
model no. SD-17-C, circa 1940
Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000

• Liberty & Co.
An Enameled Pewter Table Clock, circa 1902-05
Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000

• Isamu Noguchi
A Laminated Birch and Aluminum 'Rudder' Coffee Table, circa 1948
Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000

• Judy Kensley Mckie
A Stained Wood and Patinated Bronze 'Monkey' Bench, 1994
Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000

Auction:
Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Friday March 11, 2011

Viewings: Christie’s Rockefeller Center Galleries
Saturday March 5 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday March 6 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Monday March 7 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday March 8 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday March 9 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday March 10 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday March 11 10:00am – 2:00 pm





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