When the seeds of modernism were planted in the early 20th century, few could have predicted the lasting influence of this radical new movement. The pieces available in the upcoming Modern Design Auction offered by Rago have withstood decades of social movements and artistic fads to continue making waves today.
With a strong emphasis on bold furniture pieces, this auction enjoys a mix of fine and decorative arts from the 20th century. Some leading modernist designers are featured, including Phil Powell, Paul Evans, and George Nakashima, with fascinating cabinets, tables, and more. The leading lot is a large carved cabinet, expertly crafted from sculpted walnut and ebony in the 1960s. Its sleek elegance sets a definitive tone for the auction, one carried on by a delicate eggshell vase made in France forty years before.
The simple forms and unusual constructions that launched modern art continue to capture both our imaginations and curiosity. The front end of a 1962 Chrysler Newport has been transformed into a console table. A sleek grey unicorn chair contrasts fine leather with polished, upscale bronze. The timelessness of these pieces and many more sets this Rago auction apart, well worth discerning consideration. To view the full catalog and register to bid, visit Bidsquare .
Lot Categories:Fine Art (20), 20th Century (196), Decorative Arts (16), Furniture (30), Collectibles (1), Sculptures & Carvings (15), Works on Paper (1), Chairs, Sofas & Lounges (63), Tables & Consoles (42), Lighting & Sconces (17), Rugs & Carpets (11), Cabinets, Armoires & Cupboards (20)
# of Lots:263
Price Range:$1,200 to $60,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|PHIL POWELL Exceptional cabinet||
|JEAN DUNAND Fine eggshell vase||
|VLADIMIR KAGAN Unicorn chair||
|D LISA CREAGER Hanging sculpture||
|THOMAS MOSER Astral Bench||
|AUTOMOTIVE DECOR Car bar-console table||
- 20th Century
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Modern Art
- Modern Design
- Modern Furniture
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