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Summer furniture auctions worth a bid

auctions | June 23, 2017
From Louis XVI fauteuils to American contemporary tailored works, the home goods auction scene this season spans eras and styles. Bidders, be ready for these five auctions to watch. Pieces from designer Paul McCobb’s (1917–1969) Planner Group and Pavilion Collection; courtesy Wright's ... By Melissa Studach

Vintage IKEA furniture selling for tens of thousands

auctions | May 31, 2017
Certain pieces from the world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, don't necessarily have to call to mind one's first apartment. Auction search engine Barnebys revealed that select vintage IKEA pieces are now fetching up to $65,000 on the auction block.  Vilbert Chairs by Verner Panton  ... By Taylor Barker

Carlos Scarpa auction at Christie’s draws impressive results

auctions | May 22, 2017
The Christie’s New York auction “Carlo Scarpa: Visions in Glass 1926–1962” brought in $2,427,750, with 80 percent sold by lot and 92 percent sold by value. The May 4 event followed a lecture, “The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa: Recomposing Place, Intertwining Time, Transforming Reality,” presente...

$400 Chinese vase reels in over $810,000 on iGavel

auctions | May 11, 2017
In an April 20 sale themed “Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art,” a Chinese cloisonné bottle vase offered by the Falls Church, Virginia–based Quinn’s Auction Galleries sold for a surprising $812,500. The piece was projected to sell for $400 to $600, and, consigned by a Washington, D.C....

Josh Flagg of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ sells art on Viyet

auctions | May 2, 2017
Million Dollar Listing’s Josh Flagg is selling art on Viyet, with prices ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. Among the pieces going on sale are Andy Warhol, “Marilyn,” 1967, and “Liz #6 (Early Colored Liz),” 1963; Ed Ruscha “Presto”; Slim Aarons, “Poolside Gossip,” 1970; David Hockney, “Big Celia ...

Chairish and Emily Henderson team up on sale

auctions | April 6, 2017
Thirty vintage, antique and other decor items chosen by Emily Henderson from the Round Top Antiques Fair, as well as an additional 125 Round Top–inspired picks from Chairish are debuting in the designer’s sale today. Among the picks: a Paul McCobb for O’Hearn Predictor Arm Chair; a vintage Persi...

Collective's design auction supports progressive causes

auctions | March 29, 2017
The newly formed organization Design for Progress, founded by the editors of Sight Unseen, is hosting a benefit auction, offering some 40-plus high-end furnishings and objects via Paddle8. The sale will run until April 7. Design for Progress was founded the day after the 2016 presidential ele...

Sotheby’s presents midcentury modernist exhibit in Hong Kong

auctions | March 23, 2017
Sotheby’s is now presenting “Masters of Design,” the inaugural selling exhibition of midcentury modern furniture at its Hong Kong Gallery. The auction, which coincides with Art Basel Hong Kong, will run until March 26. Louis Majorelle, set of six Chicoree chairs “Sotheby’s is pleased to ...

Richard Schultz design auction to come to Wright

auctions | February 2, 2017
“The Design Archive of Richard Schultz” auction will debut at Wright in Chicago on February 16, spanning 60 lots that include models, prototypes and furnishings created for the artist’s own design company.  Richard Schultz Prototype Leisure Collection armchair “I began by studying archit...

Americana Week returns to Sotheby's

auctions | December 23, 2016
Next month, Sotheby’s will present Americana Week, a series of six sales that will feature more than 750 works spanning American furniture and decorative arts, silver, folk art, manuscripts and other pieces dating from the colonial era to the 21st century. David Korins, Tony-nominated set design...

Sotheby’s Bertoia exhibit and auction

auctions | November 18, 2016
This month, Sotheby’s exhibited “Bertoia—Featuring Masterworks from the Kaare Berntsen Collection” in its New York galleries and hosted an auction on Wednesday. Among the 22 offerings: the “Sonambient” sculpture, which is one of three commissioned works by architect Minoru Yamasaki for the Color...

Chairish and Kate Spade New York team up on sale

auctions | October 18, 2016
Kate Spade New York’s president and creative director, Deborah Lloyd, has edited a vintage sale, appearing on Chairish today. More than 150 items have been chosen for the auction, each reflecting the brand’s playful aesthetic. Deborah Lloyd Among the highlights of today’s sale: a Bergere...

Designer Kirill Istomin creates vignettes for Christie’s sale

auctions | October 5, 2016
On October 13 and 14, the Christie’s Living With Art sale will showcase 18th- and early-19th-century English and European furniture and decoration, in addition to English and European silver and Chinese-export porcelain, with pieces across 400 lots and ranging in price estimate from $1,000 to $5...

Designers build seats to fight homelessness

auctions | October 4, 2016
This Saturday, October 8, Illumination Foundation will host Art of Design: Create a Seat to End Homelessness, in Newport Beach, California. The event will feature an auction of chairs created by Orange County designers, including Audra Interiors, Dejager Design, Famosa—The Surface Studio, K Smit...

WestEdge event will support Ronald McDonald House

auctions | October 3, 2016
WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR’s November 3 opening-night party will benefit the LOS ANGELES RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE. The event will invite guests to shop top brands and will auction off 30 custom Schwinn bicycles redesigned by design industry pros to benefit the renovation of the 75-room Ronald McDonald Ho...

Designjunction, Modus partner on auction to help refugees

collaborations | September 21, 2016
Designers, architects and artists are joining Who’s Casper?, an  online auction to raise funds for refugees. The auction, which runs today until September 25, is a collaboration between the Designjunction fair (September 22 to 25) and British furniture company Modus and will benefit the charity ...

Record-busting Four Seasons auction brings in over $4 mil

auctions | August 2, 2016
The Four Seasons held an auction at its historic New York locale on July 26, and took in $4,105,873—more than four times its original estimate. Every single lot in the 650-lot sale was purchased, with thousands of bidders participating in an auction that began at 10 a.m. and didn’t conclude unti...

David Bowie’s art collection to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

show & tell | July 19, 2016
This fall, Sotheby’s will stage an exhibit and auction of David Bowie’s personal art collection. Bowie/Collector, a three-part sale, reveals 400 items from the icon’s collection, such as the Casablanca Sideboard from Ettore Sottsass, as well as 200-plus pieces of modern and contemporary British ...

Four Seasons restaurant closes, items to debut in Wright auction

auctions | June 27, 2016
A landmark sale will take place in the interior of New York’s landmarked Seagram Building on July 26. Wright’s special sale, showcasing furniture, decorative objects and tableware from The Four Seasons Restaurant, will number about 500 lots, replete with work by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Hans...

Lalanne sheep ottomans earn top dollar at Christie’s

auctions | June 16, 2016
The Christie’s Design Sale, held June 8 at the auction house’s New York location, tallied a number of important sales. Among them? “A Sheep and Two Ottomans,” from François-Xavier Lalanne’s “Moutons de Laine” set. The group of three pieces was estimated at $500,000 to $800,000 but sold for $1,08...

WYETH furniture and design sale heads to Sotheby’s

auctions | May 18, 2016
About 200 design objects and furniture from the WYETH gallery collection, starting at $1,000, will be showcased in a June 7 sale at Sotheby’s New York. Up for bid are works from Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Poul Kjaerholm, Paavo Tynell, Gino Sarfatti, George Nakashima, Edward Wormley, Charles and Ray...

Chairish partners with designer Emily Henderson on auction

auctions | April 18, 2016
In a special auction partnership with Chairish, designer and blogger Emily Henderson will be auctioning off items from her personal collection of vintage paintings, textiles, rugs, decor and furniture, all priced at a starting bid of $1. Selected items for sale will be available to preview today...

“Take a Seat” returns to New England

show & tell | February 29, 2016
The fourth annual “Take a Seat” international design exhibition and auction is returning to New England on May 1. Produced by the New England Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA-NE), the event features local designers’ “up-cycled” chair designs, and benefits the...

Christie’s premieres new type of cross-category auction

auctions | February 18, 2016
Christie’s will soon launch First Open | New York, a cross-category auction meets digital sale with “accessible price points.” The categories are Post-War and Contemporary Art, Editions, Photographs, and Design. The sale started a decade ago as a single sale called First Open, due to the fact th...

Bailey House Gala premieres designer auction

auctions | January 27, 2016
On March 10 at Chelsea Piers, 20 of New York’s top interior designers will be spotlighted at the first-ever Design for Living Designer Auction, introduced by Bailey House Gala and Auction. The gala honors those individuals and organizations that help transform the lives of those with or at risk ...

January auctions feature furniture, decor, art

auctions | January 18, 2016
Paintings, furniture, collectibles and decor: This month’s yield of auctions spans centuries and styles, with Christie’s, Bruun Rasmussen, Sotheby’s, Wright and Doyle New York leading the way. First on tap is the Modern Art and Design sale at Bruun Rasmussen, beginning tomorrow at 8 p.m. Amon...

December auctions feature furniture and art

auctions | December 9, 2015
Decorative objects and furniture from both renowned masters and contemporary artisans take the auction floor by storm this month. Browse EAL’s roundup of the latest auctions at the leading auction houses. Vasa, by Velizar Mihich, at Wright Wright presents the Design auction, featuring wo...

November auctions illuminate craftsmanship and art

auctions | November 10, 2015
Art and craftsmanship are two of the main themes in this month’s series of auctions. Find work from assorted luminaries, among them French artist Sonia Delaunay-Terk and renowned designer Marcel Breuer, whose work appears alongside pieces from George Nakashima, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright an...

GHTA auction to benefit Gift for Life charity

charity | October 26, 2015
Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, will benefit from the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) auction held during the organization’s yearly Bridgeway Collaborative Conference, November 10 to 12, in Austin, Texas. Gift for Life raises funds supporting HIV/AI...

Sotheby’s New York Decorative Arts Week runs until Oct. 17

auctions | October 13, 2015
Sotheby’s New York Decorative Arts Week Fall 2015 is underway. Running until October 17, the event encompasses four auctions (see below). Sotheby’s will also host a curated preview in tandem with designer Sara Story and Brunschwig & Fils, on view until October 14. Vignettes curated by Story ...
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