Art & Design at Toomey & Co: The Results

by Kate Nixon

This article has been updated at 4:29 EST to reflect up-to-date realized prices of highlighted items below.


On Sunday, March 10th, Toomey & Co Auctioneers held their Art & Design auction, which featured treasures from L. & J.G. Stickley, Gustav Stickley, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Teco Pottery, Charles P. Limbert Co, The Kalo Shop, Prairie School style furniture, Rookwood Pottery and others of the Arts and Crafts Movement as well as art and home design from more modern eras.

Furniture from Stickley, Limbert, and Prairie School sold quite well, many items sold well and beyond the high estimate. An unsigned library table out of Eastwood, New York – its high estimate at $800 – sold for $2,125. In some cases, lighting and pottery fared well additionally selling past their high estimate. A Tiffany Studios Acorn table lamp sold for $16,250, $7,250 more than its high estimate. A George Ohr vase sold for $3,250 – $1,250 more than its high estimate – and the same happened for an American Beauty vase by the Roycrofters. A Stickley Table Lamp sold at $4,225 – $1,225 past its high estimate and a lamp base from the Weller Pottery Company sold for $1,820 — more than $1,200 past the high estimate of $600.

The Art & Design auction serves as the first Toomey & Co. Auctioneers auction of the new year. Previously, they held a dual auction last year on December 2nd – both an Art & Design auction and the Tradition & Innovation auction, in which a Greene & Greene table from Pasadena, California sold at $100,000.00.

Toomey & Co Auctioneer’s next Art & Design Auction will take place on June 9th.


How did the items we highlighted hold up?


Lot 182

L. & J.G. Stickley from the Onondaga Shops china cabinet, #629
Fayetteville, New York
oak, glass, copper
measures 49″w x 17″d x 70″h

Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for: $6,250





Lot 211

Teco, Design Attributed to W.B. Mundie (1863-1939) vase, #286
Property from an Important Chicago Collector
matte green glazed ceramic, impressed twice
measures 6 1/2″dia x 12 1/2″h

Estimate $5,000-7,000

Sold for: $3,750




Lot 230

Duffner & Kimberly Nasturtium hanging light fixture or chandelier
New York, New York
leaded glass, patinated bronze
measures 28″dia x 47 1/2″h

Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for: $5,000




Lot 231

Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) Morris chair, #369
Eastwood, New York
oak, leather, signed with red decal
measures 33″w x 37 1/2″d x 38 1/2″h

Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sold for: $4,062




Lot 269 

Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) dressing table with mirror, #907
Eastwood, New York
oak, brass, silvered glass, signed with branded mark
measures 48″w x 22″d x 55 1/2″h

Estimate $1,000-1,500

Sold for: $2,125




Lot 304

Prairie School desk organizer
designed for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Avery Coonley House, Riverside, Illinois
oak, glass
contemporary light fixtures have been added
measures 61″w x 24″d x 31″h

Estimate $700-900

Sold for: $1,625


Lot 388 – The Kalo Shop water pitcher with matching undertray
Park Ridge, Illinois, 1908-1911
sterling silver, stamped marks
applied R monograms, engraved family crests
pitcher measures 9″w x 7″d x 6 5/8″h; tray measures 10″dia x 5/8″h

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Sold for: 1,750



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