A Closer Look at the Dillof Collection
Last week we promised a closer look at the Dillof Collection, which is headed to auction Saturday, December 6th with Treadway-Toomey Auctions. But we’ve run into a snag: how do you give a “closer look” of a collection that is so fantastic? At 267 lots of pure, unadulterated, incredibly curated Arts and Crafts, it’s sure to be a busy weekend. We’ve done our very best to narrow the collection down to a few of the stand-out lots. But it’s funny, we couldn’t help but imagine all of this amazing pieces inside a wonderful home — it’s just so complete. From bedroom furniture to sets of silver, art pottery to textiles, lighting to blockprints, and truly everything in between, this collection is absolutely worth, at the very least, a quick browse. Here then are a few of the pieces included in this upcoming auction, but please be sure to visit our Facebook page for photos of all of the following lots as we can only include a few here.
Lot #3 A large Gustav Stickley table lamp, model #541. Comprised of oak, willow, silk and hand-hammered copper estimated at $15,000-$20,000.
Lot #20 A Gustav Stickley oak dining table, model #622, signed with paper label and branded signature, featuring a rectangular top over a lower vertical stretcher with heavy key and tenon construction estimated at $6,000-$8,000.
Lot #40 Complete Mulholland Brothers hand-hammered sterling silver tea and coffee service, model #536. Comprised of a coffee pot, teapot, creamer, covered sugar and a waste bowl set on a rectangular tray with rounded corners and heavy applied wire rim estimated at $6,000-$8,000 (middle photo).
Lot #64 Set of 4 Wende Cragg (b. 1948), contemporary linen appliqued pillows, each with stylized floral decoration estimated at $500-$700.
Lot #94 Pair of Robert Riddle Jarvie (1865-1941), bronze candlesticks made in the Art Nouveau style with removable bobeches and original patina estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
Lot #96 Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936), carved oak bridal chest featuring original finish, wrought iron, green finish to interior and chain and strapwork estimated at $8,000-$12,000 (top photo).
Lot #99 Grueby Faience Company vase, decorated by Ruth Erickson (1883-after 1932), featuring suspended matte green glaze and carved and applied vertical leaves. Elaine Dillof says of this piece, “My most exciting find was a monumental Grueby vase that Bob and I discovered in the lobby of a hotel in Southwest Harbor, Maine.” Estimated at $18,000-$22,000 (bottom photo).
Lot #124 Gustave Baumann, (American, 1881-1971), “Sequoia Forest”, color wood block print estimated at $7,000-$9,000.
Lot #145 The Roycrofters tall, oak magazine pedestal, model #80, a dramatic form with a thick square top over tapered sides with double key and tenon construction, carved oak leaf decoration to each side, and five graduated shelves estimated at $12,000-$15,000.
Lot #153 Dirk van Erp (1860-1933), large table lamp, featuring hand-hammered copper and original mica and patina estimated at $70,000-$90,000.
Lot #195 Van Briggle, “Water Lilies” tile, model #116E, featuring polychrome glaze and pond motif with water lilies and lily pads, set in an oak frame estimated at $1,200-$1,700.
Lot #224 an impressive eight-piece Stickley Brothers oak, inlaid bedroom suite featuring original brass, ebony and pewter. The set is comprised of a tall chest of drawers, dresser with swivel beveled mirror, mahogany sewing rocker, side chair, somno, desk with letter holder, vanity with swivel beveled mirror, and full size bedstead, estimated at $15,000-$20,000.
Lot #257 Elizabeth Eaton Burton, (1869-1937), suede picture frame with repousse copper and turquoise detailing estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
Please visit www.treadwaygallery.com for the full catalog (please note, the first 267 Lots are the Dillof Collection).