NEW YORK, NY.-
A celebration of the titan of American design at the turn of the century, Christies
will offer Tiffany Masterworks from the Garden Museum: A Private Collection in a live sale on Friday, 10 June 2022 at Rockefeller Plaza. The dedicated single-owner sale presents one of the greatest Tiffany collections in existence amassed in the 1990s by Japanese businessman Mr. Takeo Horiuchi who endeavored to open a museum devoted to the American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The sale is led by the historically significant Wisteria Transom Window from Louis C. Tiffanys Long Island estate, the acclaimed Laurelton Hall (estimate: $700,000-1,000,000), the only remaining window from the iconic 7-pane transom in private hands. Additional important windows in the collection include the renown Peacock Window which was recently exhibited in A Radiant Light: The Artistry of Louis C. Tiffany at SFO Museum in San Francisco (estimate: $200,000-300,000), and the Clematis skylights from the Harvey S. Firestone residence in Akron, Ohio (estimate: $300,000-500,000).
Other highlights include the stunning Yellow Rose floor lamp (estimate: $600,000-800,000), a rare and early Dragonfly and Waterflowers table lamp (estimate: $350,000-500,000), formerly in the collection of Barbra Streisand, and the superb Elaborate Grape table lamp (estimate: $300,000-500,000).
The sale selection also offers the best of every artistic and decorative medium produced by Louis Comfort Tiffany, with examples of Tiffanys works on paper such as Roccabrunna (estimate: $10,000-15,000), and designs by his burgeoning interior decorating firm and artist collaborative, Associated Artists, which designed for the William Kimball Manor, Rochester, New York, and for the George Kemp Residence on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Further highlights represented are memorabilia from the Tiffany Studios workshop, including original shade forms and workers tools, employee ledgers and a copy of the significant 1946 auction catalog, Extensive Collection of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Laurelton Hall, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries.
Daphné Riou, Head of Christies Design Department, comments: The Garden Museum is one of the greatest and most legendary collections of Tiffany to come to the market in recent years. Ranging from masterworks such as the Wisteria window from Laurelton Hall, the only panel from this transom remaining in private hands, or the spectacular Hanging Head Dragonfly chandelier in blue rippled glass, to furniture, enamels, paintings and workshop tools, the collection spans much of Tiffanys history and artistic development. Christies is deeply honored to present this collection at auction.
TIFFANY & CO.
IMPORTANT VASE, 1911
22K gold, champlevé and plique-à-jour enamel
10¾ in. (27.3 cm) high, 3½ in. (8.9 cm) diameter
IMPORTANT AND RARE 'HANGING HEAD DRAGONFLY' CHANDELIER, CIRCA 1905
with original hanging fixture leaded glass, patinated bronze
10½ in. (26.7 cm) high, 28 in. (71.1 cm) diameter, 60 in. (152.4 cm)
WORKBENCH AND TOOLS FROM THE FORMER COLLECTION OF JOHN DIKEMAN, CIRCA 1932
33 x 28 x 45 in. (83.8 x 71.1 x 114.3 cm)
'PEACOCK' WINDOW, CIRCA 1910-1915
Favrile glass 31 in. (78.7 cm) high, 22⅞ in. (58.1 cm) wide (sight)
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY (1848-1933)
watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper laid on board
14 x 20½ in. (35.6 x 52.1 cm) (unframed)
RARE 'ELABORATE GRAPE' TABLE LAMP, CIRCA 1903
leaded glass, patinated bronze 27 in. (68.6 cm) high, 18 in. (45.7 cm) diameter of shade
EARLY AND RARE 'DRAGONFLY AND WATERFLOWERS' TABLE
LAMP, CIRCA 1900
leaded glass, mosaic Favrile glass, patinated bronze
17¾ in. (45.1 cm) high, 16 in. (40.6 cm) diameter of shade
LOUIS C. TIFFANY AND ASSOCIATED ARTISTS
DROP-LEAF PARTNER'S DESK FOR THE WILLIAM S. KIMBALL RESIDENCE, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1881
canary wood, teak, patinated copper
30¼ x 84⅜ x 36 in. (76.8 x 214.3 x 91.4 cm) (extended) 50½ in. wide (128.3 cm) (unextended)
RARE 'YELLOW ROSE' FLOOR LAMP, CIRCA 1905
leaded glass, gilt bronze 78½ in. (199.4 cm) high, 26 in. (66 cm) diameter of shade
The full collection will be on view at Christies New York galleries at 20 Rockefeller Plaza Thursday, 2 June - Friday, 10 June.