Lights, Camera, AUCTION!

All of the snow has melted here in Asheville and we’re gearing up for a productive Spring. On our list of things to do: highlight some of the finest Arts and Crafts auctions in the country for you, our lovely readers!

First up, Treadway/Toomey’s 20th Century Art & Design Auction in Oak Park, Illinois this coming Saturday, March 7th. Check out some of the lots we’re highlighting below!

Lighting is taking center stage with some fine examples from Handel, van Erp and more. Featured lighting lots include:

Lot #6 The Roycrofters Dard Hunter table lamp, East Aurora, NY, copper, glass, signed with an orb, 18.5″dia x 22″h $12,000-$15,000 (top photo).

Lot #199 Dirk van Erp (1860-1933), table lamp, San Francisco, CA, hand-hammered copper, mica, closed box mark, shade: 20″dia; overall:21″h $8,000 – $12,000.

Lot #251 The Handel Lamp Company, Mosserine desk lamp, Meriden, CT, bronze, painted glass, signed with cloth label, 12.5″w x 11″d x 14″h $1,000 – $1,500 (bottom photo).

There are also some fantastic Art Pottery lots including:

Lot #14 Walrath Pottery vase, Rochester, NY, polychrome glazed ceramic, incised logo, 4.5″dia x 8″h $5,000 – $7,000.

Lot #29 Albert Valentien (1862-1925) for Rookwood Pottery, Snow Geese vase, #925A, Cincinnati, OH, 1902, Iris glazed ceramic, marked, uncrazed and beautiful, 7.5″w x 15″h $8,000 – $10,000.

Lot #105 Newcomb College, Orchid cylindrical vase, #OG14, New Orleans, LA, 1924, polychrome glazed ceramic, marked, illegible signature, 3.5″dia x 7.75″h $1,200 – $1,700.

And, of course, a wonderful selection of Arts and Crafts furniture. Firms include Gustav Stickley, Limbert, Stickley Brothers, The Roycrofters and more! Highlighted lots include:

Lot #1 The Roycrofters tall magazine pedestal, #80, East Aurora, NY, oak, carved orb signature, carved oak leaf decoration, 20″w x 18″d x 64″h $9,000 – $12,000.

Lot #63 Gustav Stickley, armchair, #2639, Eastwood, NY, oak, leather, brass, signed with early box mark, 25″w x 20″d x 36.5″h $1,200 – $1,500.

Lot #217 Limbert, rocker, #848, Grand Rapids, MI, oak, original leatherette, branded signature, 32″w x 38″d x 31″h $2,000 – $3,000.

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