Uniques & Antiques
2500 Market Street, Aston, Pennsylvania 19014
About Auction HouseFounded in 1987, Uniques & Antiques is a full service auction and appraisal company. We have the experience and international exposure to sell all types of personal property, real estate, and liquidations. We help sellers SELL and buyers BUY.Our liquidation and auction services are trusted by individuals, real estate agents, and estate attorneys. Uniques and Antiques is widely recognized as a pioneer in auctions featuring Mid-Century Design from 1930’s to 1990’s, holding our first “Modern Design Auction” in 1995.
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A Tiffany Studios Dragonfly Table Lamp And Furniture By George Nakashima Will Headline Uniques And Antiques’ Aug. 3-5 Auction
They’ll be part of the Artisan Studio session on Wednesday, August 4th. Bidding is online-only. ASTON, Pa. – A three-day, online-only Modern Design auction is planned for August 3rd-5th by Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales, with Wednesday, August 4th being dedicated to an Artisan Studio auction, highlighted by a Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp and the Katherine Mezger collection of George Nakashima furniture. Overall, more than 1,500 lots will be offered across the three days. Rare George Nakashima live edge walnut floor lamp on a trestle base, 61 inches tall by 16 inches wide, from the Katherine Mezger collection. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. The marquis lot of the Artisan Studio sale is undoubtedly the Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp, which has an estimate of $250,000-$375,000 (although similar examples have sold for $500,000-$800,000). The 31-inch-tall lamp is a wonderful example of Tiffany’s early 20th century master craftsmanship. It boasts a drop head shade on a rare bird skeleton base with "Four Seasons" multicolored and shaped jewels, wisteria blue, green and purple glass. “We've been holding Modern Design auctions since 1995, and this three-day auction is a continuation of our series of early August ‘Season kickoff’ auctions that so many buyers look forward to,” said Kent Jackson, a General Manager of Uniques and Antiques and a licensed auctioneer in the state of Pennsylvania. “The quality is very strong throughout all three days.” Timothy Aikens, Director of Acquisitions for Uniques and Antiques, remarked, “It was exciting walking into an untouched home with over 50 pieces of original Nakashima furnishings, virtually untouched since the 1960's. There was another piece around every corner. You often dream of finding a collection like this. You never see this much, all in one home, with the original owner.” The Katherine Mezger collection of Nakashima furniture promises to be a Day 2 highlight. Katherine worked at the Nakashima studio until she retired in 1969. She amassed a collection of over 50 pieces of Nakashima furniture. This is the first time these items have been seen on the market. All items from this collection will receive a letter of provenance from the…
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Reuven Rubin is best known for his colorful depictions of the Israeli countryside. Beyond his work as a painter, Rubin was also the first Israeli ambassador to Romania. One of Rubin’s works is featured on the first day of the upcoming Modern Design Auction, offered by Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales. The still life oil painting has been confirmed as authentic by Rubin’s daughter-in-law, Carmela Rubin, who is the director and curator of his museum. The painting is estimated to have been painted in Palestine during the early 1920s. Also showcased in the sale are two lithographs by Marc Chagall and Robert Motherwell. Chagall’s We Live Among the Flowers shows three different figures and a satyr. A Triennale floor lamp by Gino Sarfatti is also highlighted. The lamp has white enameled cone shades with a chrome tube and black leather handles. Another furniture lot on offer is a set of lounge chairs by Kipp Stewart. View the entire catalog and register to bid for these items at the Invaluable.
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During the Art Deco period of the 1920s, Baume & Mercier introduced square-and-rectangular-case watches, known as ‘Hamptons.’ Their name was taken from the Hampton neighborhoods in New York. Available in the upcoming Decorative Arts and Local Estates Auction, offered by Uniques & Antiques, is a ladies stainless steel diamond watch by Baume & Mercier. The tank-style Hampton face has seven diamonds on either side. Among the standout items of this sale is a collector’s edition long dining table by Baker Furniture. Founded in 1890 by Siebe Baker as Cook, Baker & Co., American manufacturer Baker Furniture is known for its Georgian period reproductions. Also available in this auction are works by acclaimed military artist Józef Brandt. His paintings are noted for capturing the dynamics of action through a more realistic lens. Art Deco lamps, sculptures, handmade rugs, and more will be available for bidding. To find more information on these items and register to bid, visit Invaluable
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The Italian-American sculptor, Bruno Lucchesi, is known for his terra cotta and bronze sculptures. Lucchesi has won several awards and commissions, completing works for the Bank of America and Italy’s Amerigo Vespucci bridge. He often depicts contemplative female figures in his works. Available in the Modern Design Auction offered by Uniques & Antiques is a female nude sculpture by Bruno Lucchesi. Made on a walnut base, the bronze table sculpture shows a nude woman in a reclining posture. Also showcased are a pair of Cedric Hartman floor lamps. Hartman is an American furniture and lamp designer whose custom-made light fixtures are shown in the New York Museum of Modern Art's permanent design collection. The available cantilever floor lamps have a slender design to direct light only where needed. A pair of lounge chairs by Katavolos, Littell & Kelley is also highlighted. These scoop lounge chairs have chrome frames and white leather tufted seats. Other items include a seven-sided industrial sunburst floor sculpture, a Modernist rocking lounge chair by Klein Dienst, and a Neil Loeb painting in nine parts. View the entire catalog and register to bid at Invaluable
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“A life of art finally allows me time to create my most exciting, original, emotional art.” - says Susan Pelish, a glass artist based in Florida. The artist’s exciting and original works are famous for being imaginative. One of her works ‘Art Glass Colossal Sculpture’ stands out at the Decorative and Modern Design Auction by Uniques And Antiques Auction. The piece is an etched & colored plate glass congregated in the female form. Along with creative glass arts, the auction is home to categories such as fine arts, musical instruments, decorative art, and mostly, designer furniture. A Baby Grand Piano is another noteworthy item in the lot. The black lacquered piano is from one of the most popular companies that creates grand pianos, Steinway & Sons. The piece is estimated to fetch the highest value in the auction. Other highlights also include an inbuilt speaker in a ‘Pair of figural horse floor Sculptures’. The horses are brass, armored with the base cabinets holding interior speakers. For more information visit Invaluable