As the lead designer for the Herman Miller furniture company, George Nelson prompted the creation of many Modernist pieces. One Nelson-designed desk will be available in the upcoming Art / Design from Estates and Collections sale, offered by Vallot Auctioneers. A founder and champion of American Modernist design, Nelson’s work is recognizable throughout the Herman Miller catalog, both past and present. Other furniture lots in this auction include a lounge chair by Pierre Paulin, several antique carpets, a selection of lighting and ceramics, and more.
Beyond design and furnishings, several works of fine art will be available. One of the featured lots is a study of Lenora Robbins by Ashcan artist and teacher Robert Henri. The study was likely a portrait used as a demonstration piece used primarily in the classroom and later re-stretched as a display piece in its own right. The painting appears at auction from the estate of the sitter, Ms. Robbins, who was Henri’s student and class manager. Other fine art in the sale includes an abstract landscape by Howard Rackliffe, an abstract depiction of a studio interior by Timothy Welsh, and more. To view any of these lots and register to bid, visit Bidsquare.
# of Lots:187
Price Range:$100 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|George Nelson, Desk 4658||
|Robert Henri, Demonstration Study||
|Howard Rackliffe, Abstract Landscape with Buildings and Sky||
|Pierre Paulin, Powder Blue Slice Lounge Chair||
|Timothy Welsh, Studio Interior with Floor Lamp||
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