In what will be their first major Arts and Crafts auction since dissolving their partnership with the Treadway Gallery, Toomey & Co. will hold their inaugural Art and Design sale at their Oak Park, Illinois, headquarters on April 8.
While the first third of the sale will consist of works of art, and the final third will feature Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern, the middle portion of the auction promises to present a balanced portfolio of Arts and Crafts pieces, with Stickley, Grueby, Teco, Kalo, Dirk van Erp, Jarvie, and others being represented.
“We are all excited about the first auction under the new brand,” said Lucy Toomey, CEO. “Clients will notice some cosmetic changes, including our exciting new website and active social media designed to reach the next generation of collectors. We still have the same infrastructure here in Oak Park and we are still dedicated to providing superior customer service. We look forward to guiding new buyers and advising seasoned clients for many years to come.”
Here, then, is a sampling of the items in their sale:
An 11-inch Grueby two-color vase with yellow flower buds (est. $6000-$8000).A signed Gustav Stickley model #625 hexagon table with original leather and restored finish (est. $7000-$9000).
A signed pair of Rookwood garden jardinieres, 14.5″ diameter, 11.5″ high (est. $1500-$2000).
An unusual signed Dirk van Erp lamp with copper cutout peacock overlay, 24″ h. (est. $20,000-$25,000).
A signed L. & J.G. Stickley mantle clock #85 designed by Peter Hansen, 22″ h. (est. $3000-$5000).
A signed Teco vase designed by Fritz Albert with minor restoration, 16.5″ h. (est. $4000-$6000).
To see the complete online catalog, please go to http://www.Toomeyco.com.