Rare Stickley Pieces Up For Bid, AC Stickley Arts and Crafts Auction Results, and Sothebys Auctions Bring In Big Spenders
Rare Stickley Pieces Up For Bid, AC Stickley Arts and Crafts Auction Results, and Sothebys Auctions Bring In Big SpendersDecember 16, 2020
by Kate Nixon
New York City Estate Auction
Sunday, December 20 2020 at 12 Noon
Previews at Showplace December 12 through December 19
On December 20, Auctions at Showplace will highlight a suite of rare Gustave Stickley (American 1858-1952) Arts and Crafts pieces along with choice selections of fine art, furniture, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts fresh to the market from New York City estates.
A standout in the sale is an Arts and Crafts Gustav Stickley Hall Seat, model number 182 (Estimate $10,000-$20,000). The hall seat, circa 1901-1903, has a lift top seat opening to reveal storage and the maker’s mark stenciled in red underside. The piece is cited by Samuel Howe in “A Visit to the Workshops of the United Crafts at Eastwood, N.Y.” It is also mentioned in The Craftsman 3 (October 1902) and documented by The Stickley Project Furniture Database. A similar example was recently sold at Sotheby’s in “Important Design,” December 10, 2020, Lot 316.
The sale continues with a Gustav Stickley Mission form oak bar cabinet with a pull-out copper clad surface, a single drawer, a swing door cabinet with compartmentalized storage and a stenciled maker’s mark in red on reverse. Next is a Gustav Stickley Arts and Crafts oak library with a single drawer bearing Craftsman Workshops label inside drawer. Finally, the sale includes a Gustav Stickley Mission oak round side table bearing Craftsman Workshops label. The sale also includes an early 20th century Bradley & Hubbard bronze and glass table lamp. The eight sided glass shade features floral motifs above a tapered base with naturalistic motifs. The base is stamped with applied tri-corner oval “Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.”
Buyers can preview the items on the major internet auction platforms along with auctions.nyshowplace.com For telephone or absentee bidding contact: 212-633-6063 x 808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Results of Important Design, Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany’s, and AC Stickley’s Arts and Crafts Auction
AC Stickley’s Arts and Crafts Auction
- Lot 43, a signed and branded Limbert Long Corbel Mirrored Sideboard c1910, sold for $3,500
- Lot 112, a Boston Arts & Crafts Hammered Pewter & Enamel Moth Covered Bowl c1905, sold for $1,800
- Lot 113, a Overbeck Pottery Carved Bowl c1920s. Signed with impressed OBK mark and “EF” for Elizabeth and Mary F. Overbeck, sold for $3,500
- Lot 143, a Navajo Rug Two Grey Hills c1920s, sold for $2,300 past the high estimate of $2,200.
- Lot 240, a L&JG Stickley Sideboard c1905-1907 with its original finish, sold for $4,500, past the high estimate of $4,000.
- Lot 264, a Dirk van Erp Hammered Copper & Mica Lamp c1911-1912 with its original patina and mica, sold for $10,000, past the high estimate of $9,500.
- Lot 270, a pair of Joseph Heinrichs Hammered Copper & Silver Candlesticks c1905, marked “Spaulding & Co” and “Copper and Silver,” sold for $5,000.
Lot 53: Early Arequipa Pottery Hand-Carved Mirror Black Vase
Early Arequipa Pottery – Fairfax, CA
Hand-Carved Vase with Fredrick Rhead influenced mirror black glazed.
Rhead was the first director of Arequipa when they opened in 1912 and experimented with this rare glaze.
Pictured in the Paul Evans book Art Pottery of the United States.
Dated Nov 29, 1912.
Measures 4 7/8″h x 3.5″d.
Estimate: $1,800 – $2,200
Sold for $1,400
Lot 673: Grueby Pottery Matte Pink Vase c1905
Grueby Pottery Matte Pink Vase c1905.
A very crisp example of a very rare color.
Signed. Invisible professional restoration to rim chips.
Measures 7.5″h x 4.5″d.
Sold for $1,500
Lot 716: L&JG Stickley Slatted Armchair c1908-1912
L&JG Stickley Slatted Armchair c1908-1912.
Signed. Excellent original finish.
42.25″h x 31″w x 30″d.
Sold for $1,000
To check out the items up for bid and to register, click here to visit AC Stickley’s auction page.
Furniture and Ceramics Sell During Sotheby’s Important Design
Arts and Crafts offerings:
Lot 316: An oaken Gustav Stickley hall seat, executed by the Craftsman Workshops of Gustav Stickley, Eastwood, New York. ($30,000-$50,000) – sold for $32,760
Lot 318: A Rare rose Marblehead Pottery vase designed by Arthur Irwin Hennessey and executed by Sarah Tutt. ($40,000-$60,000) – sold for $32,760
Lot 320: A four-light Gustav Stickley electrolier ($30,000-$50,000) – sold for $35,280
Lot 323: A rare Teco Pottery jardiniere ($50,000-$70,000) – sold for $56,700
Lot 324: A rare Gustav Stickley “Poppy” table ($30,000-$50,000) from the collection of Robert Kaplan – sold for $60,480
Lot 326: An oaken Charles Rohlfs Coal Hod also from the collection of Robert Kaplan ($100,000-$150,000) carved with the maker’s “sign of the saw” cipher – sold for $113,400
Lot 329: A Harvey Ellis Side Chair from the collection of Robert Kaplan ($60,000-$80,000) – sold for $69,300
Lot 330: Elizabeth Eaton Burton Two-light Table Lamp made of copper and abalone shell ($20,000-$30,000) – sold for $21,420
Lot 331: Dirk Van Erp “cratered” vase ($120,000-$180,000) – sold for $138,600
Lot 332: Charles Frederick Eaton Casket made of leather, wood, brass, abalone ($25,000-$35,000) – sold for $25,200
Lot 334: Elizabeth Copeland lidded box made of silver and enamel ($20,000-$30,000) – sold for $21,600
For images of the sold lots, visit the auction page on Sotheby’s website: https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/important-design-6?locale=en
Dreaming in Glass: Tiffany Works Sell in the Hundreds of Thousands
Sotheby’s annual dedicated auction Tiffany: Dreaming in Glass featured a broad survey of works by Tiffany Studios, including leaded glass lighting, fancy goods, and blown favrile glass. Highlighted within the 39-lot sale among a selection of naturalistic lamps included iconic examples like a “Wisteria” table lamp model, a rare “Butterfly” table lamp, and a “Woodbine” chandelier.
The sale are early works by Tiffany was a balustrade section from the historic Havemeyer House and a rare twisted wire and blown favrile glass table base paired with a “Tyler” shade, which sold for $576,600, more than four times the high estimate of $120,000! Additionally, an early, award-winning “Morning Glory” vase from the collection of Leslie Nash, which was exhibited in the 1910 Paris Salon, sold for $44,100.
- Lot 505 – A “Tulip” Table Lamp sold for $56,700, high estimate was $35,000.
- Lot 509 – The “Wild Rose” Plaffonier sold for $88,200, high estimate was $60,000.
- Lot 512 – A Rare “Butterfly” Table Lamp sold for $226,800, past the high estimate of $120,000
- Lot 514 – A “Dogwood” Table Lamp sold for $107,100, past the high estimate of $60,000.
- Lot 516 – Another “Tulip” Table Lamp sold for $176,400, past the high estimate of $120,000.
- Lot 530 – A “Wisteria” Table Lamp sold for $302,400, just over its high estimate of $300,000.
- Lot 535 – A Balustrade from the H.O Hovemayer House in New York from Louis Comfort Tiffany sold for $576,600, more than four times the high estimate of $120,000!
- A pair of Tiffany decorated goblets sold in the 30,000 price range, while both had a high estimate of $8,000!
To see the final selling prices and images of the auction lots, visit Sotheby’s website at: