GPI Furniture, Rare Kalo Shop Silverware, Large Roseville Vase and More Up For Bid March 8th

by Kate Nixon


Furniture from the Grove Park Inn, a rare set of silverware from the Kalo Shop, and the largest vase in the Rozane catalog by Roseville Pottery: all three examples and many more lots will go to the highest bidder on March 8th.

Toomey & Co Auctioneers’ Art & Design auction starts Sunday, March 8th at 10:00 AM CDT. Featuring properties from the estates and collections of the Collection of Rich and Patty Thumann of Tacoma, WA, The Paul and Terry Somerson Collection of 20th and 21st Century Metalwork and Jewelry, The Scott Stahr Collection of Barrington, IL and others from important California and Illinois collections, the quarterly auction from Toomey & Co. Auctioneers features works from the well-known names of the Arts and Crafts Movement and its modern revival.

Furniture offered in the March 8th auction includes works by The Roycrofters, a large collection of Gustav Stickley pieces, and Charles P. Limbert Co. The Ceramic works offered will include Newcomb College, Marblehead Pottery, Saturday Evening Girls, Rookwood Pottery and Roseville Pottery to name a few. Additional works by Robert Riddle Jarvie, The Kalo Shop, Heintz Art Metal Shop, Edward Sheriff Curtis, The Handel Lamp Co., Steuben Glass Works, Tiffany Studios will also be well represented in the Art & Design auction.

Previews begin Monday, March 2nd and last through the week, starting at 10am at the Toomey Gallery at 818 North Boulevard in Oak Park, Illinois. Alternatively, special appointments can be set by calling the gallery at (708) 383-5234 or contacting through email at [email protected]

With the large selection of Arts & Crafts style lots in store, Toomey & Co. continues to include icons of the early movement to the delight of American collectors. “We have always had a strong representation of fine furniture and decorative arts from the Arts & Crafts movement and will continue to do so,” said John Walcher, Toomey & Co Vice President and Senior Specialist for Early 20th Century Design. “Our intent is to show the changes of design over time, while shifting some earlier periods outside of their chronological order, potentially cross-pollinating ideas of aesthetics. It’s an opportunity to introduce and educate new buyers to all periods of design without any breaks or gaps.”

Here are 10 lots that caught our eye. For additional information on the lots you see here and the many other lots offered, please visit Toomey & Co Auctioneers’ website at


Lot #105

The Roycrofters at the Grove Park Inn: Pair of bed frames

East Aurora, NY

Made of oak, carved orb and cross

44.5”w and 78”d and 50”h

Estimate: $600-$800

Literature: For a period photograph of these beds shown at the Grove Park Inn (Asheville, North Carolina) see Johnson, Bruce E. Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Furniture, Popular Woodworking Books, 2009. P. 30.



Lot #110

Teco, M.P. White-designed Vase/lamp base #262

Chicago, IL

Matte green glazed ceramic

Impressed twice

7”sq by 18”h


Provenance from an important Chicago collector.


Lot #137

Saturday Evening Girls Milk Pitcher

Boston, MA, 1913

Blue and White glazed ceramic marked

4.5”w by 3”d by 3 3/8”h




Lot #154

Roseville Pottery Co. Rozane Crystalis floor vase #27

Zanesville, OH

Yellow crystalline glazed ceramic

Inscribed number

12” dia x 29.5”h


This particular form is the largest vase in the Rozane catalog produced by Roseville Pottery Co. in the early 20th century. The Crystalis glaze was developed by Frederick Hurten Rhead during his brief tenure with the company between 1904 and 1908.


Lots #166 and #167

Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) Dining table #634 and set of six chairs

Eastwood, NY


Marked with red decals and paper labels (table with six 11” quartersawn leaves

Chairs – $800-$1,200

Table – $2,000-$3,000

Provenance: The Collection of Rich and Patty Thuman, in Tacoma, WA


Lot #180

Heintz Art Metal Shop Cylinder vase

Buffalo, NY

Bronze, silver silver with stamped marks

3 7/8” dia by 12 1/8”h





Lot #259

Edward Sheriff Curtis Chief of the Desert, 1904 orotone in original frame

signed lower right

13 ¾” by 10 ½”






Lot #323

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) Tel El Amarna tall vase #3893P

New York, NY

Favrile Glass and etched signature

4 ½” dia by 11 ¾”h




Lot #342

The Kalo Shop Individual place setting with chess-piece finials: knife, fork and spoon

Chicago, IL

Sterling silver, stainless steel with stamped marks

This rare pattern is the only example of this set we have seen outside of the round cocktail spoons with the same finial knife: 9 5/8” l




For additional information on the lots you see here and the many other lots offered and to view the condition reports of all lots in the auction, please visit Toomey & Co Auctioneers’ website at

All photos shown courtesy of Toomey & Co Auctioneers.


About Toomey & Co. Auctioneers

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers holds several carefully curated auctions each year. Departments include: Fine Art, Early 20th Century Design, Modern Design, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Silver & Objects of Vertu, and Fine Jewelry & Timepieces. Located on the western border of Chicago in Oak Park, Illinois, Toomey & Co. is surrounded by a vibrant arts community as well as Prairie School architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, William Eugene Drummond, George Washington Maher, and Marion Mahony Griffin.