Metalwork, Pottery, Furniture and More at Treadway Summer Auction

by Kate Nixon


Summer Decorative Arts Auction

Sunday, July 23rd starting at 11:00 AM

Treadway Gallery

See the catalog here.


A GPI Collectible Chair is offered during the Summer Decorative Arts Auction at Treadway Gallery.


Special examples of Marblehead pottery, another GPI chair, a Tiffany Wisteria lamp, and a small grouping of George Ohr pots: just a few lots of the special Summer decorative arts auction on Sunday, July 23rd hosted by Treadway Gallery.

The 275 lot seasonal decorative arts auction put on by the Cincinnati auctionhouse shows a number of works from important collections, starting with a number of European art glass vases by Daum, Galle and Loetz and the linotypes of Gustav Klimt before going into the valuable offerings of Tiffany Studios, mainstays of the decorative arts auctions, including a Tiffany Wisteria lamp in original condition ($12,000-$15,000) and a Lily lamp ($2,000-3,000). Additional lighting includes: two Handel lamps (1,200-1,700 and 3,000-4,000), a separate Handel lamp base ($400-600), and a table lamp in the style of Dirk Van Erp ($1,000-1,500).

The ceramic offerings in this auction include two Marblehead works – one vase ($1,700-$2,200) and a pair of bookends with a ship design ($900-1,200), three iridescent glazed vases by Pewabic Pottery, a small collection of six George Ohr works, multiple works by Artus Van Briggle, a vase from Byrdcliffe Art Colony, and many examples of high quality Rookwood vases and Charles Walter Clewell vases.

Grove Park Inn chair collectors will be interested to know the collectible Roycroft-made “GPI Chair” is up for bid this weekend ($600-700) and an additional Roycroft chair with a dark finish ($400-600) along with the Stickley chair and furniture offerings including: a Gustav Stickley arm chair ($600-800), a Morris Chair ($550-750), a v-back rocker ($250-350), and a Harvey Ellis-designed Stickley by Audi side chair with inlays ($200-300).

Metalware options include: a Dirk Van Erp handled vessel ($500-700) and copper bowl ($550-750) along with a pair of Heintz Art Metal vases ($250-350), and a copper and enameled vessel from Boston School.

The auction will start Sunday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM EST.

See a few of our picks for the auction below. See the whole catalog here.





Dirk van Erp handled vessel
San Francisco, CA
impressed mark
7.75″h x 11.5″w

Estimate: $500 – $700



Onondaga Metal Shop
Syracuse, NY
copper-impressed mark

Estimate: $450 – $650





Marblehead Pottery bookends

Marblehead, MA
glazed ceramic
impressed mark, original paper label
each: 5.5″h x 5.5″w x 3″d

Estimate: $900 – $1,200



Rookwood Pottery vase by Carl Schmidt
Cincinnati, OH, 1913
glazed ceramic
artist signed, dated, numbered
9.75″h x 7″dia

Estimate: $800 – $1,100




Marblehead vase
glazed ceramic
5.25″h x 3.25″dia

Estimate: $1,700 – $2,200








Limbert octagon table
Grand Rapids, Michigan
31″h x 50″d

Estimate: $1,000 – $2,000



Gustav Stickley spindled arm chair
Syracuse, N Y
mahogany, cloth
signed with red decal
49″ h x 27″w x 22″d

Estimate: $600 – $800





Roycroft GPI chair

East Aurora, NY

41″ h x 26″ w x 16″d

Estimate: $500 – $700







Tiffany Wisteria  lamp
New York
leaded glass, bronzed metal
30″h x 18.5″dia

Estimate: $12,000-$15,000





Tiffany Studios  Zodiac desk lamp
New York, NY
glass, bronze
shade and base signed15.5″h x 11.25″dia

Estimate: $2,500 – $3,500




Arts and Crafts table lamp in the style of Dirk van Erp
copper, mica
22″h x 21″dia

Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500





Like what you see and want to see more? Click here to see the whole online catalog from Treadway Gallery.