Important Design

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Important Design

New York

Important Design
Auction: Thu 10 Dec 2020
Exhibition: to Wed 9 Dec 2020
By Appointment

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Sotheby’s Important Design sale presents a curated survey of Design from the last century, from notable examples of American Arts & Crafts and French Art Deco to outstanding pieces of Contemporary Design. The auction is anchored by masterworks of mid-century and postwar decorative arts from the collection of Mike and Renée Silverstein. The couple’s commitment to quality and connoisseurship for over four decades prompted them to acquire superlative works by Jean Royère, Georges Jouve, Maria Pergay and George Nakashima, among others. Highlights from the sale also include an exceptional selection of sculptures and functional pieces by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, led by a rare and delicate “Iolas” flatware service, a Table au Requin and a Grand Mouton de Peter. An exceptional “Structure Végétale” chandelier by Claude, which brings together the rare combination of both birds and butterflies, further distinguishes this chapter. In addition to superb pieces from the Lalannes’ floral and animalier world, the auction also features works by European design masters that include Louis Majorelle, Jean Dupas, Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Prouvé. Mid-century American design is represented through important and rare forms by Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Isamu Noguchi and Wendell Castle, each of which embody key aspects of their celebrated practice. Complementing this American chapter is a selection of Western vernacular furniture by Thomas Molesworth.

Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. The exhibition for this sale will open on 5 December and will close on 9 December at 5PM. To schedule an appointment please click here or contact appointmentsNY@sothebys.com or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

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For all enquiries please contact:

Jodi Pollack

Senior Vice President

Co-Worldwide Head of 20th Century Design

+1 212 606 7170

JODI.POLLACK@SOTHEBYS.COM

 

Marine Hartogs

Vice President

Senior Specialist

20th Century Design

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Katherine Wallace

Assistant Vice PresidentSpecialist 

20th Century Design

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Louis Soulard

Associate Specialist 

20th Century Design

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Taryn Clary

Associate Cataloguer

20th Century Design

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Antonia Klabin

Sale Manager

20th Century Design

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Lacey Thurmond

Client Liaison

20th Century Design

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Hannah Poss

Administrator

20th Century Design

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Adelle Bortz

Administrator

20th Century Design

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ADELLE.BORTZ@SOTHEBYS.COM

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