Two great collections including studio furniture auction in New Jersey

More than 900 lots of exceptional property, from Susan Frackelton's heir and John Dickinson's San Francisco home, are auctioning at Rago.

The sale will offer studio furniture by Nakashima, Phil Powell and Paul Evans; contemporary design by Johnny Swing; contemporary glass from Chihuly, Zinsky, Lewis. Previews begin September 24.

At Lambertville, NJ on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2011 at noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its third auction of 20th Century Design for the year.

Included among the more than 950 lots are rare vessels and art works descended from Susan Frackelton's family


Get comfy: weird and wonderful 20th Century Design furniture is for sale

Among these is a fine and extensive collection of American Art Pottery from the Litchfield Historical Society; a good grouping of orotone photographs, including work by Edward S. Curtis; and a fine collection of hand-painted porcelain and earthenware vessels by Rozenburg.

Also for sale is sculptural glass by some of the best American contemporary craftspeople, such as Harvey Littleton, Mary Ann "Toots" Zinsky, Dale Chihuly, Michael Pavlik, John Lewis and Jon Kuhn; and contemporary Italian glass by Michele Burato and Massimo Micheluzzi.

"The October 1st and 2nd auctions have been tightly curated," said David Rago. "Clients will find select property that we are really proud to be offering, with work from 1890 to 2005, including fine decorative ceramics, contemporary glass, and high end studio and designer furniture."

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