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Category: Lighting & Sconces

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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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    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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    Style: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

    This April, Sotheby's offers a variety of vintage furniture, silver collectibles, and ceramics from as early as the 16th century. One highlighted piece of furniture is a pair of kingwood and Chinese lacquer bookcases. The pair was created through the combined effort of father-son duo Jean-Charles and Claude-Charles Saunier around…

    A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN RABBIT TUREEN AND COVER, 19TH CENTURY
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    Design

    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…

    TIFFANY FURNACES DAMASCENE DESK LAMP
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    Design

    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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    Emporium Auctions

    From French sculptor Eugène Delaplanche, who created works such as Eve After the Fall (1869) and Maternal Instruction (1875), comes a patinated bronze sculpture titled La Violoniste. The detailed piece shows a musician playing her instrument. Signed by the artist, the item is featured in the upcoming Emporium Auctions sale, presented…

    Large Lidded Decorative Majolica Water Cooler
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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…

    ROBERT THIEN, ORCHID II STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPH
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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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    Fine Art & Antiques Session II

    Alan Bean was the fourth astronaut to walk on the moon on the Apollo 12 mission. He resigned after 18 years as an astronaut to paint the sights he had seen beyond Earth. Painting his experiences on canvas, the artist created textures in his work using lunar tools. In the…

    A PAINTING, Dairy Cows in Pasture with Farmhouse
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    Watches, Jewelry, Fine Art, Antiques And Midcentury Modern

    In 1976, Patek Philippe, one of the most esteemed luxury wristwatch brands, introduced the Nautilus to the market. The shape of the watch was unprecedented, using an octagon bezel and curved edges. The name, Nautilus, comes from the submarine described in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. An…

    Breguet 18kt Le Reveil du Tsar, 5707
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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
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    A Mid Summer Buy Now Sale Event of 20th Century French and Italian design 1950s to1970s

    Maison Cedric's team presents their eclectic selection of 20th - century pieces, mainly from France and Italy, in the upcoming A Mid-Summer Buy Now Sale Event of 20th Century French and Italian design 1950s to 1970. A rare set of 15 dining chairs by interior designers Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia…

    A Mid-Summer Buy Now Sale Event of 20th Century French and Italian design 1950s to 1970/auctiondaily
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    20th Century Design

    The upcoming 20th Century Design auction by Skinner offers furniture and decorative arts dating from the turn of the 20th century to more modern pieces. Among the most noteworthy offerings are Tiffany Studios bronze table lamp with a dragonfly shade, mid-century furniture by Hunter Studios; works by George Nakashima; designs…

    PR-222 20th Century Design by Skinner
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    Modern Art and Design

    This ongoing Modern Art and Design auction offered by Palm Beach Modern Auctions, which began on May 29th and will conclude on June 9th, includes a diverse collection of work representing the 20th century. Both decorative and fine arts, as well as furniture, are represented in this auction. Among the…

    PR-205 Modern Art & Design