Marc Lalique cactus table will lead September 21 sale with $35,000 valuation

Gallery 95 Auction's September 21 anniversary sale in South Carolina will feature a Marc Lalique cactus table with an estimate of $25,000-35,000. The table, created in the 1950s, is one of the most important and influential pieces by the French designer.

Originally designed for a window display, the table has become Lalique's signature work and features in a number of high profile museums.

Lalique cactus table
The table was designed by Marc Lalique in the 1950s

In September 2012 an identical model sold for $48,000 in Atlanta, while an amber model made $117,000 in Los Angeles in March of this year.

Marc is son of the famous Rene Lalique - whose work recently acheived a record price when a circa 1922 vase titled Deux Figures Femme Aillee sold for £280,000 ($451,248) in London.

An oak Victorian sideboard attributed to RJ Horner is another highlight, with a high valuation of $6,000.

Horner was a Victorian era furniture builder based in New York. He was well known for his ornately carved furniture and examples of his work have sold for impressive figures at auction.

In 2007, a Horner grandfather clock made $92,500 against a $60,000-80,000 estimate, while an enormous mahogany table realised $80,000 in 2011.

Mark Thibodeau, a spokesperson for Gallery 95 Auction, commented: "Collectors and buyers are out there, they only want the very best, and we think that's what they'll be getting in this auction.

"What we're seeing is the gradual downsizing by the baby boom generation, and wonderful pieces and estates are presenting themselves as a result. That is the way moving forward for us."

We have this set of antique library steps made for Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge circa 1840 - a beautiful example of secular craftsmanship. Please sign up our free weekly newsletter for more news and information on antiques.

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