Louis Comfort Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany Studios, started his career as a trained painter. However, he would be best known for his contributions to glasswork and the Art Nouveau movement. After he traveled through Europe and Morocco, Tiffany began to explore the medium of glasswork and lamps. An example of Tiffany’s abstract designs will be presented on the second day of the upcoming Millea Bros. Select auction, offered by Millea Bros. Ltd. Decorated with an apple blossom design, the shade on this lamp is colored in green, yellow, and pastel pink. It is signed at the base.
An oil painting from Konstantin Andreyevich Somov is also featured in the sale. The son of a leading art historian, Somov became interested in 18th-century art and music at an early age. The Russian painter drew inspiration from the Old Masters in the Hermitage and the works of contemporary English and German artists. The available piece is the earliest example of a recurring subject in Somov’s later career: a humorous take on traditional ballet. Other lots of interest include a Lavar Kerman carpet and a pair of Louis XVI giltwood chairs. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and register to bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (76), Decorative Arts (100), Furniture (93), American Indian & Ethnographic (68), Collectibles (22)
# of Lots:373
Price Range:$200 - $100,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Konstantin Somov, oil on canvas, 1923|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany Studios, 'Apple Blossom' table lamp|| Estimate: |
|Paul Troubetzkoy, lifesize portrait bronze, 1911|| Estimate: |
|Lavar Kerman carpet|| Estimate: |
|Nice pair Louis XVI carved giltwood bergeres|| Estimate: |