19th-Century Navajo Rug and Art Deco Leather Furniture Highlight Austin Auction Gallery’s Upcoming SaleAug 26, 2023 11:00 EDT
During the late 19th century, the demand for Navajo rugs rose due to the migration of settlers. As the trade took off in a major way, Anglo merchants urged weavers to incorporate Yei figures in their designs. Despite the traditional belief of “risking the wrath of the gods,” the imagery gained popularity as it fetched good prices. A large Native American handspun wool Yei rug from circa 1920 is a key highlight of the upcoming auction from Austin Auction Gallery. The design depicts Yei figures, the spirit deities of the Navajo people. Although Yei rugs were initially woven for use on the floor, they were also used as wall hangings and adornment for furniture.
Two Italian Art Deco leather pieces by Casa Moderna are furniture lots of interest in this sale. One is a sideboard, and the other is a bar cabinet. Both are styled with embossed leather front and pictorial carved sides with the bodies rising on stretcher-joined bridge feet. Another Art Deco-style furniture piece is a pair of French leather club chairs. The 20th-century armchairs feature rounded back and removable seat cushions with block legs. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming August Fine Estates Auction – Day 1, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:606
Price Range:$30- $1,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Large Native American Navajo Yei Rug 6'4|| Estimate: |
|Casa Moderna Italian Art Deco Leather Sideboard|| Estimate: |
|Casa Moderna Italian Art Deco Leather Bar Cabinet|| Estimate: |
|French Art Deco Style Leather Club Chairs (2)|| Estimate: |
|Taxidermy Zebra Hide Rug, 113|| Estimate: |