Decorating many notable tables over the years, Puiforcat is synonymous with Art Deco glamor. The company’s founder, Jean Elysée Puiforcat, was a noted French silversmith. The brand is known for its sleek designs that blend traditional silverware with stone, glass, and even porcelain. Puiforcat’s works have been seen on the tables of Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, and others. Warhol was reportedly overjoyed upon discovering the brand. His collection of Puiforcat silverware sold for $451,000 in 1988. Two Puiforcat vases are available in the upcoming 20th Century Design sale, presented by Skinner.
Another name associated with decorative art is Lockwood de Forest. A central figure in the Aesthetic Movement, de Forest was trained as a painter but left his mark in decorative arts and architecture. One of his designs, executed in his Ahmedabad workshop, is available in this auction. The piece is a teak door with Indo-Islamic carving. Standouts among the 724 lots offered in the sale include a brightly colored glass sculpture by Vladimir Procházka, an armchair and ottoman pair from George Nakashima, and a Duffner & Kimberly water lily table lamp. Visit Bidsquare to register, bid, or view any of these 20th and early 21st-century lots.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (113), 20th Century (511), Decorative Arts (54), Furniture (17), Collectibles (10)
# of Lots:724
Price Range:$200- $30,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Two Jean Puiforcat (French, 1897-1945) Sterling Silver Vases|| Estimate: |
|Gallé Cameo Glass Table Lamp|| Estimate: |
|Vladimir Procházka (Czech, b. 1947) Sunset Studio Art Glass Sculpture|| Estimate: |
|American/European School, 19th/20th Century Art Nouveau Trompe l'Oeil of Postcards|| Estimate: |
|Pulled Feather Jack-in-the-Pulpit Vase|| Estimate: |