The Hedgerow Theatre was founded in 1923. Located in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, the Hedgerow was one of the first professional repertory theater companies in the United States. Offered in the upcoming Design auction, presented by Freeman’s, is a furniture piece known as the “Thunder Table.” Created by Wharton Esherick in 1929, this oak table features a carved signature, date, and the inscription “WE+HEDGEROW MCMXXIX.” This piece was created by Esherick for the Hedgerow Theatre’s production of Thunder on the Left.
Included in this auction is a 1905 Tiffany Studios table lamp with leaded favrile glass and patinated bronze. The company’s founder, Louis Comfort Tiffany, was born in 1848. Since his youth, his main interest was in painting. During the 1870s, Tiffany began experimenting with colored glass, leading to his first public exhibition of lampshades in 1899. The available piece features nasturtium flowers on the shade.
Also available in the auction are ironworks from Samuel Yellin, including a fire screen and a cupboard. A 22-section black leather sofa by Swiss designer Ueli Berger, Italian designer Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva, and German designer Heinz Ulrich is highlighted as well. Visit Freeman’s to register to bid for the above items and to view the complete catalog.
Lot Categories:20th Century Design (91)
# of Lots:91
Price Range:$500 - $250,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Wharton Esherick (American, 1887-1970) The Important "Thunder Table" for Hedgerow Theatre, Paoli, Pennsylvania, 1929|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany Studios A Nasturtium Table Lamp, New York, circa 1905|| Estimate: |
|Samuel Yellin (American, b. Russia, 1884-1940) Fire Screen for the Abraham T. Malmed Residence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1930|| Estimate: |
|Ueli Berger (Swiss, 1937-2008), Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva (Italian, b. 1936), and Heinz Ulrich (German, b. 1942) A DS600 Organic Sofa, De Sede, Switzerland, designed 1972|| Estimate: |
|With Ironwork by Samuel Yellin (American, b. Russia, 1884-1940) A Cupboard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1930|| Estimate: |
|Henry van de Velde (Dutch, 1863-1957) A Group of three Saucers, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, 1903-1904|| Estimate: |