NEW YORK.- Phillips de Pury & Company
announce its inaugural mid-season Design auction, dedicated to early 20th-century Viennese design, totaled $1,243,800, including premium.
The auction comprised 52 works, 66% of which sold, by important designers including Otto Wagner, father of Austrian Modernism, as well as Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, founders of the Wiener Werkstätte, the early 20th-century Viennese design collective.
Alexander Payne, Worldwide Director of Design:This inaugural sale, warmly received and highly attended, attracted many new buyers including museums and major private international buyers. Were thrilled to have had the opportunity to present such exceptional works. This market continues to attract a very high level of connoisseurship.
Top Ten Lots:
Lot 50 Koloman Moser Unique and important grand piano $182,500
Lot 32 Attributed to Koloman Moser Ceiling light $100,900
Lot 36 Koloman Moser Rare pair of armchairs $92,500
Lot 43 Josef Hoffmann Very fine and rare large Gitterwerk basket, model no. S 509 $92,500
Lot 5 Dagobert Peche Very rare large table lamp $76,900
Lot 6 Wilhelm and Johann Jonasch Unique dining table $68,500
Lot 30 Josef Hoffmann Pair of table lamps $56,250
Lot 22 Josef Hoffmann Exceptional pair of mirrors $52,500
Lot 48 Koloman Moser Pair of wine coasters $43,750
Lot 27 Josef Hoffmann Rare side chair, for the Kunstschau Wien 1908, model no 371 $37,600