Christie's has announced a major sale of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design to take place on Friday, March 11. With 122 lots, the 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale is expected to generate upwards of $1m, with styles that include: Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Modernist and Contemporary.
The auction's top lot is Tiffany Studios' remarkable Peony Leaded Glass Bronze Table Lamp, circa 1905 (estimated at $100,000-150,000). With vibrant orange and red peonies and intricate verdant foliage, the work epitomizes Tiffany Studio's supreme design and technique.
This spectacular Tiffany lamp comes on the heels of Christie's Important Tiffany auction in December 2010, which realized a stunning $5,538,375 in 47 lots.
Another highlight is Martino Gamper's Unique Plastic Laminated-Covered Wood and Metal Chest of Drawers, 2007 (estimate: $18,000-24,000) pictured above left. An amalgam of shapes and materials, the work is reflective of the Italian designer's oeuvre.
Joshua Holdeman Senior Vice President International Director, 20th Century Art at Christie's comments: "This auction kicks off 2011 for Christie's 20th Century Decorative Art & Design season.
"The market is ripe for top works by venerable artists and our sale includes prime works from Tiffany Studios, George Nakashima, Edgar Brandt, Judy Kensley Mckie and Martino Gamper, whose influential works have been shown at museums such as the London Design Museum and Triennale Design Museum."