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Superlative works by Bertoia, Prouvé, Tiffany Studios and more highlight Sotheby's December Auctions of 20th Century
Jean Prouvé, A Rare “Kangourou” Armchair, Model No. FV 22, circa 1951. Estimate $120/180,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s is presenting highlights from their December sales of Important Design and Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios, to be held in New York on 12 December 2019.

Featuring a curated survey of design masterworks from the last century, the Important Design auction will be anchored by an icon of modern architecture, Paul Rudolph's Walker Guest House (estimate $700,000/1 million), as well as an outstanding collection of works by Alexandre Noll, and important pieces by Jean Royère and Harry Bertoia. Additional highlights include an Important Chair by Carlo Mollino (estimate $100/150,000), masterpieces of French Modernism by Jean Prouvé and Line Vautrin, as well as contemporary design by Joris Laarman, Marc Newson, Martin Szekely and the Campana Brothers. A dedicated chapter of pre-war design comprises Art Nouveau masterworks from the private collection of renowned New York gallerists Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe, as well as important and rare works from the American Arts & Crafts movement. Dedicated press release attached

The dedicated offering of masterworks by Tiffany Studios will spotlight a wide variety of the firm’s iconic leaded glass lamps and objects emerging from esteemed private collections, including: a selection of works from the collection of Jeep and Carla Harned, highlighted by a magnificent “Fruit” Table Lamp presented with a rare “Turtle-Back” illuminated base (estimate $500/700,000); a masterful “Autumn Woodbine” Chandelier formerly in the esteemed collection of Eugene and Eleanor Gluck (estimate $300/500,000); and works from the private collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe, featuring leaded glass lighting and an array of blown favrile glass vases. Dedicated press release attached

Both auctions are highlights of Sotheby’s Design Week sales, all of which are preceded by public exhibitions on view now in their York Avenue galleries.

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