Auction Preview: 20th Century Design at Skinner and AcStickley Arts & Crafts
20th Century Design Auction
Skinner Auction, 63 Park Plaza, Boston
December 11, 12PM – 8PM
December 12, 12PM – 7PM
This sale features furniture and decorative objects spanning the 20th century. Skinner will be auctioning the collection of Corey Warn and Mark Feldman, the late proprietors of Antiquers III in Brookline, Massachusetts which specialized in Art Deco furniture and decorative arts. Offerings from this collection include an extensive collection of Charles Schneider Le Verre Francais cameo art glass and furniture with provenance from John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Walter P. Chrysler. Other exciting lots include an Art Deco frieze panel depicting art and music motifs which adorned New York City’s Barbizon Hotel and a rare Rene Lalique butterscotch “Perruches” vase. Furniture to be sold includes works designed by Hans J. Wegner, Ray & Charles Eames, George Nelson, Harry Bertoia, Warren Platner, Bill Stephens, Vladimir Kagan, Paul Evans and Philip & Kelvin Laverne. We are also pleased to be offering UK studio craft from potter Dame Lucie Rie and jeweler Wendy Ramshaw. American studio furniture maker Jere Osgood and glass blower Dale Chihuly will also be represented. Lastly, we are proud to bring a rare Judy Kensley McKie “Ibis Ascending” bronze maquette to market.
Here are some lots we will be keeping our eyes on:
Lot 146: Two George Ohr “The Mad Potter of Biloxi” (American, 1857-1918) Art Pottery Bowls from the Collection of Andy Warhol
Biloxi, Mississippi, c. 1900, bowl with inverted mouth in mottled green glaze, ht. 2 1/2, dia. 4, the other in mottled browns
ht. 2, dia. 4 in.
Note: Sotheby’s, The Warhol Collection, April-May, 1988, Lot 1156.
No visible damage or repairs.
Lot 147: Anna Frances Simpson (1880-1930) Newcomb College Landscape Vase
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1918, depiction of moss draped oaks under a full moon, impressed NC cipher, “JM” (Joseph Meyer), and “CY 76,” incised “AFS,”
ht. 5 3/4 in.
No visible damage or repairs.
Lot 152: Five Motawi Tileworks Tiles
Michigan, early 21st century, a diptych depicting a river landscape, impressed “Motawi Tileworks Ann Arbor MI,” sight size 6 x 12, framed 17 x 21 1/2; an abstract floral, sight size 6 x 6, frame 20 x 14 1/4; and a pair depicting abstract tulips, sight size 4 x 4, frame 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in., in custom oak frames.
Lot 157: Dirk Van Erp (American, 1860-1933) Hammered Copper Lamp with Mica Shade
Out of San Francisco, California
conical shade with rolled rim, riveted ribs holding three sections of patinated mica, shade rests on three arms attached to a conical body, stamped windmill mark with “Dirk Van Erp” in a box with one open edge, stamped “San Francisco,” three sockets
ht. 19, shade dia. 18 1/4 in.
Limbert Model No. 358 Oak Arts and Crafts Two-door Bookcase, Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan.
overhanging splined jointed top with backsplash, curved corbels, splayed legs, arched stretcher and two doors with single center mullions, branded mark ‘Limbert’s Arts & Crafts Furniture, Grand Rapids and Holland, Mich.,” ht. 57, wd. 48, dp. 14 in.
Provenance: The property of Carolyn and Tom Porter.
Original finish. Comes with five shelves. Veneer on the back of the pieces is cracked and loose with some loss.
To see other lots from this auction, please visit Skinner Auctions’ website at https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3325B
AcStickley Arts & Crafts Auction
December 14th at 11:00 AM PST
This weekend, the AcStickley Arts & Crafts Auction will start this Saturday,December 14th 11am PST at California Historical Design in Alameda, CA. This auction will feature works by Gustav Stickley and Newcomb College, Limbert, Mathews Furniture Shop, Bernard Maybeck, Roycroft, the Stickley Brothers, Fulper Pottery and more.
Interested bidders can bid in person or online at liveauctioneers.com.
The auction, put on by Gus Bostrom and California Historical Design, will offer free shipping within the lower 48 states on orders of $5,000 or more.
California Historical Design
Alameda, CA 94501
tel: (510) 647-3621
Please click here to see the complete catalog of items