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Category: Chairs, Sofas & Lounges

  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Immediate Release: Exceptional And Interesting Finds At Billings’ Fall Modern Art & Design Sale

    BILLINGS presents our Fall 2022 Modern Art & Design auction at our location in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, starting at 10am PT on Saturday, September 24th, 2022. The sale is comprised of over 300 lots of curated 20th century and contemporary art and design, representing a wide range of…

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    Claude Monet Painting and Michael Simon Pottery Lead Marvelous Mid Century, Pottery & Paintings Sale

    A train from Normandy with a large bellow of smoke and steam rising in the air is depicted in an oil painting attributed to Claude Monet. A large crowd of people surround the train. A closer look shows the colorful details of the street and people. Monet’s signature verifies that…

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    Freeman’s Design Sale Spotlights Father of the American Craft Movement, George Nakashima

    This June, Freeman’s will offer 19 lots of 20th-century furniture and decorative objects in its Select Design sale. Among them are 11 lots of furniture by Japanese-American woodworker George Nakashima (1905 – 1990). An architect and furniture maker, Nakashima produced some of the most influential furniture designs of the post-war…

    George Nakashima Exceptional "Conoid" Desk, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1961
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    Hindman’s Springborn Collection: An Ode to Contemporary Crafts

    Hindman’s upcoming Springborn Collection sale features a wide variety of contemporary crafts. The auction offers Wendell Castle’s ‘Seven Days of the Week’ dining set, crafted in 1997. The dining table is made of ebonized mahogany wood; it showcases Castle’s signature stack lamination technique. The ten biomorphic chairs have ash legs…

    Wendell Castle (1932-2018) Seven Days of the Week Dining Table and Ten Chairs, 1997
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    Emporium Auctions

    Though Vincent Van Gogh was little known during his lifetime, his contributions to Post-Impressionism were appreciated and recognized long after his death. Admired for his swirled landscapes and portraits, he is today known as one of the most dominant artists in history. A painting in Van Gogh’s style, titled Exterior…

    Continental School Painting
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    Creating Space: Design Online

    Acclaimed for his surreal animal sculptures, François-Xavier Lalanne tried his hand at painting before focusing on sculpture. He and his wife, Claude Lalanne, became one of the most creative art duos of the 20th century. For his sculptures, Lalanne drew inspiration from animals, which soon sparked interest in collectors such…

    Peony Table Lamp
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    Italian Design and Decorative Arts of 20th Century

    A man of many hats, Gio Ponti (1891 – 1979) was an Italian architect, furniture designer, industrial designer, artist, writer, publisher, and teacher. He made several significant contributions to the modernization of Italian decorative art. A silver metal pot set by Ponti is among the highlights of the upcoming Italian…

    Pietro Chiesa - Fazzoletto vase
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    Online: Art & Antiques - Day 2

    Tiffany Studio’s Art Nouveau lamps were first made in 1893 by Tiffany designer Clara Driscoll. These leaded glass lamps were handmade by the company’s skilled artisans through the copper foil method. The upcoming Art & Antiques sale, presented by Cottone Auctions, highlights a leaded glass and patinated bronze pomegranate table…

    French 10K Gold and Enameled Ladies Watch
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    Auction 77 – 20th Century Decorative Arts

    When Gio Ponti designed a building, he paid special attention to the furniture and decorative art that filled it. An architect, designer, and artist, Ponti was known to stay up for days on end to ensure every interior was to his liking. Several of his earthenware works lead the upcoming…

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    20th Century & Contemporary Art + Design

    John Millei’s work titled Peace / Fear Of Emptiness is featured in the upcoming 20th Century & Contemporary Art + Design Auction, presented by John Moran Auctioneers. Millei’s signature style, characterized by gestural brushstrokes and use of thick paint, can be seen in this piece. The Los Angeles artist mainly…

    Untitled D86-75, 1986 (Micheltorena Avenue)
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    Modern Design

    Hindman’s upcoming sale will feature furniture from several modern and contemporary designers, from Paul Evans and Edward Wormley to Frank Lloyd Wright and Gio Ponti. Highlighted in this auction is a pair of sculptured metal lounge chairs by Evans. A leading figure of the American Studio Furniture movement of the…

    Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891-1979) Coffee Table, Singer & Sons, Italy c. 1950
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    Launched in 1935, the S.S. Normandie ocean liner was an extravagant symbol of French nationalism. When the ship arrived in New York three years later, the escalating conflict in Europe prevented its return to France. The Normandie was indefinitely docked in Manhattan as a result. Several reverse-glass panels depicting the…

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    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…

    A DS600 Organic Sofa, De Sede, Switzerland, designed 1972
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    Spring Discovery Sale, Day 2

    Japanese binoculars represented the cutting-edge of optics during the early 20th century. Many Japanese naval binoculars could absorb more than 980 times more light than the human eye, allowing for visuals up to 20 miles away. A pair of mounted Japanese binoculars issued between 1939 and 1949 will be offered…

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    Special Auction of French Furniture

    Morton Subastas will present the upcoming Special Auction of French Furniture event in March. Many of the available lots were designed and created in France. Highlighted is a 20th-century French buffet. This Enrique II-style buffet features walnut carvings with three drawers and six swing doors. The six doors and the…

    Pair of armchairs France. Twentieth century. In oak wood carving. With closed backrests and padded seats in mint upholstery
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    Early Spring Estates & Collections Auction

    Pablo Picasso, a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramics artist, was an influential figure in 20th-century art. Picasso was among the pioneers of Cubism, in which he broke apart his subjects and reassembled them in an abstracted form. One of Picasso’s portraits of his wife Jacqueline is highlighted in the upcoming…

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    The Joseph Pytka Collection of New Mexico Art & Artifacts

    This February, the upcoming Joseph Pytka Collection of New Mexico Art & Artifacts sale, presented by Santa Fe Art Auction, offers a variety of fine art, decorative art, and furniture. The auction compiles items from several recognized artists and brands, including Tiffany Studios and Antonio Molleno, as well as from…

    Zia, Large Polychrome Storage Jar, ca. 1930
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    Vienna and the Modern Movement

    The Vienna Secession art movement was formed at the end of the 19th century by a group of Austrian painters, architects, and sculptors who wanted to modernize Austrian art. Stair presents the works of prominent architects and furniture makers from the Vienna Secessionist and Modern Design movements in their upcoming…

    Thonet Bentwood Cradle
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    Premier Auctions

    "I paint many paintings that tell me slowly that I have something inside of me that is just bursting, twisting, sticking, spilling over to get out,” Bob Thompson is quoted by the Minneapolis Museum of Art. The African-American figurative painter applied unnatural shades to form distorted human, animal, and phantom…

    Monumental Dave Edgefield Stoneware Jar
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    20th Century Design

    The 20th Century Design auction, offered by Skinner, presents nearly 600 lots. These pieces range from New York hotel decorations to Art Deco tables once owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The Barbizon-Plaza Hotel in New York City was designed specifically for musicians and artists. The hard work paid…

    20th Century Design