Auction Watch: 20th Century Art & Design at Treadway

by Kate Nixon


A signed Dragonfly lamp from Tiffany Studios could bring in its high estimate of $80,000 or more and a Charles Rohlfs chair with its original finish could bring in its high estimate of $35,000 in Treadway’s 20th Century Art + Design auction this Sunday.

Starting at noon on the 24th, the first of the two part auction (one part dedicated to Art + Design and the other to African American fine art) features furniture, american ceramics and glass arts. A Southern collection features an Oriental Poppy and a Dragonfly table lamp, both by the iconic Tiffany Studios. The sale will also feature examples of American ceramics in excellent condition, particularly a Pewabic vase with a metallic glaze, and examples by William J. Walley. Rookwood, Newcomb, Marblehead, Van Briggle, and Grueby. A collection from Cleveland, Ohio is also featured with a number of bronzes and works of fine art featuring cowboys and American Indians and an L. & J.G. Stickley mantel clock and the aforementioned Charles Rohlfs chair.

Interested buyers can bid in person at Treadway Gallery or may bid via phone, absentee, or online. Please complete and submit an absentee or telephone bid form as included in the catalog, on Treadway’s website, or at the auction house.

Treadway Gallery is open for previews from Monday, November 18th through Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.


Here are a few items that we’re keeping our eyes on:


#76 – Tiffany Studios Dragonfly lamp

New York, NY
leaded glass, bronze, shade and base signed
measures: 26.5″h x 20″dia

Provenance: A Southern gentleman.

Condition: Shade and base both signed. Shade has a few cracked segments, bronze base with an excellent patina.

Estimate: $60,000 – $80,000



#96 — Marblehead vase

Marblehead, MA
glazed ceramic, signed
mesaures: 6.25″h x 5.25″dia

Provenance: A California collection

Condition: Excellent original condition with a beautiful glaze and unusual decoration. A very fine example of Marblehead.

Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000



#113 — Newcomb College vase

New Orleans, LA
carved and glazed ceramic, signed
measures: 5″h x 6.25″dia

Provenance: A California collection

Condition: Nicely carved and painted, minor crazing, very good original condition.

Estimate: $3,000 – $4,000



#131 — L. & J.G. Stickley mantel clock

Fayetteville, NY
oak, signed with red clamp decal
measures: 22″h x 8″d x 16″w

Provenance: A West coast collection.

Condition: Excellent original condition, a bit of color added to finish, original finish, key and pendulum included

Estimate: $8,000 – $11,000



#132 — Gustav Stickley Morris chair

Syracuse, NY
oak, signed
measures: 38″h x 32″d x 26″w

Provenance: An Indiana collection.

Condition: Very good original condition. Recent cushions, one back support peg replaced, very good original finish.

Estimate: $2,200 – $3,200



#136 — Charles Rohlfs chair

Buffalo, NY
oak, signed
measures: 35″h x 29″d x 26″w

Provenance: A California collection.

Condition: Excellent original finish, cushion of recent vintage. A very rare chair in excellent original condition.

Estimate: $25,000 – $35,000



Treadway Gallery is located at 2029 Madison Road in Cincinnati. The auction begins at noon Sunday, November 24th

For more information, phone (513) 321-6742 or email: [email protected]

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