Auction Preview: 20th Century Design at Skinner and AcStickley Arts & Crafts

20th Century Design Auction

Skinner Auction, 63 Park Plaza, Boston

Preview Times
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.
Estimate $400-600

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.

Estimate $2,000-3,000

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.
Estimate $300-500

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.

Estimate $5,000-7,000


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.

Estimate $400-600

Original finish. Comes with five shelves. Veneer on the back of the pieces is cracked and loose with some loss.


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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

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
1901 Broadway
Alameda, CA 94501

tel: (510) 647-3621

Please click here to see the complete catalog of items