Toomey & Co. Auctioneers to hold ‘Interiors’ sale on October 6

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Roy Lichtenstein, As I Opened Fire (triptych), circa 1966. Color lithograph. Estimate $300-500.
Roy Lichtenstein, As I Opened Fire (triptych), circa 1966. Color lithograph. Estimate $300-500.

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will hold its fall Interiors auction with almost 700 lots of fine and decorative artworks, sculpture, early 20th century and modern furniture, art pottery, lighting, and more. While the range of material available will be similar to Toomey & Co.’s signature Art & Design auction, Interiors is distinguished by generally lower estimate ranges, which allow collectors and decorators of any experience level greater access to desirable items.

During the Interiors auction, some of the notable works up for bid in Fine Art will be (with estimates): an Aaron Bohrod gouache ($1,500-2,500); a Bert Stern photograph of Marilyn Monroe ($700-900); a LeRoy Neiman drawing ($300-500); an After Alexander Calder lithograph ($200-300); a Roy Lichtenstein triptych panel ($300-500); an After Andy Warhol color screenprint ($2,000-3,000); a Fernand Léger lithograph ($100-200); a Rembrandt etching on laid paper ($200-300); five lots with After John James Audubon engravings ($100-200); a Marc Chagall etching ($300-500); and an Attributed to James McNeill Whistler lithograph ($200-300).

Highlights in the Early 20th Century Design session will include: American Arts & Crafts pottery by makers such as Teco, Grueby, Paul Revere, Saturday Evening Girls, Hampshire, Newcomb, Rookwood, Van Briggle and others (all estimates under $1,000); a Gustav Stickley library table ($300-500), set of four ladder back chairs ($700-900), and desk ($300-500); an L. & J.G. Stickley rocker ($600-800) and bookcase ($300-500); a Charles P. Limbert Co. magazine stand ($300-500); a Little Journey stand by The Roycrofters ($400-600); a Tiffany Studios picture frame ($1,000-2,000); Lalique glass items (all estimates under $500); a Daum table lamp ($800-1,200); and a Frank Lloyd Wright Wasmuth Portfolio ($500-700).

Modern Design will feature: an Alexander Girard textile for Herman Miller ($300-500); a Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller ESU 200-C storage unit ($700-900), three iconic Eames for Herman Miller 670 / 671 lounge chair and ottoman lots ($2,000-3,000); a George Nelson Spike clock ($200-300); an Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates swivel stool ($300-500); a Harvey Probber wall cabinet ($300-500); a Milo Baughman for Directional lounge chair and ottoman ($300-500); a Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller clock ($200-300); an Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler dining table and set of six chairs ($1,000-2,000); a Marco Zanuso for Arflex Lady chair ($1,500-2,500); and two lots with After Mies van der Rohe chairs ($500-700).

Later this fall, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will hold a Silver, Jewelry & Objects of Vertu auction on Sunday, November 17. This sale will consist of American Arts & Crafts metalwork and jewelry as well as Modernist examples and assorted objects of vertu. Material will be drawn from various sources, including The Paul and Terry Somerson Collection of 20th & 21st Century Metalwork & Jewelry and The Collection of Governor Jim Thompson.

To close out the year, Toomey & Co. will present two auctions on Sunday, December 8: (1) Tradition & Innovation, showcasing a limited offering of important works from the 19th century through the present; and (2) Art & Design, featuring a diverse selection of fine art and design by influential artists and makers. Last year’s inaugural Tradition & Innovation sale had a 94% sell-through rate and fewer than 70 lots brought a combined $1.3 million.

The Interiors auction scheduled for October 6 will be open to the public and held at Toomey & Co. Auctioneers, 818 North Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois. Preview will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT starting September 30 through October 5, with extended hours on October 3 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.).

Consignments are currently invited for upcoming auctions.

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