Popularity of Modern Design Still High as Clarke Offers 100+ Lots in April

  • Vladimir Kagan Trisymmetric Coffee Table

    Vladimir Kagan Trisymmetric Coffee Table

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  • Georg Jensen Showroom Sculpture

    Georg Jensen Showroom Sculpture

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  • George Nelson Thin Edge Dresser

    George Nelson Thin Edge Dresser

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The modern design offering of nearly 100 lots for April 23rd follows a wildly successful March auction in which a pair of Gio Ponti commodes realized $40,000.

The success of a collection of Paul Evans pieces in last month’s sale also helped the auction house secure additional pieces by Paul Evans from a local estate, including a large Cityscape Dining Table that will be sold at an estimate of $4,000/$6,000 this Sunday.

The large selection of midcentury modern design will also include a variety of French midcentury and Deco works that have not been exposed to auction as much at the Larchmont, NY gallery.  There will be a set of eight transitional and decorative Guillerme et Chambron dining chairs estimated $1,500/$2,000, a finely sized stamped sideboard attributed to Jules Leleu ($1,000/$1,500), and a custom oak dining table with a top of fine Colette Gueden ceramic tiles ($2,000/$3,000). Of both historical and decorative value is an offering of a set of 6 French / Chinese Art Deco chairs and a desk that came from the Chinese embassy in Paris during the period. The unique style reflects several possible stylistic influences but have a punctuating effect nonetheless.

In more traditional midcentury styles, Danish and American designers are featured in full. There will be a Finn Juhl lounge chair with Jack Lenor Larsen upholstered cushions ($800/$1,000), a large pair of tambour front Sibast Mobler cabinets ($1,000/$1,500), a pair of suede and rosewood paneled sofas by Selig ($1,000/$1,500), and more.

The American designs include a rare trisymmetric steel table with glass top by Vladimir Kagan ($5,000/$7,000), a number of Eero Saarinen Tulip table and chair lots for Knoll, a number of Eames for Herman Miller shell and wire chairs, a Harry Bertoia Bench ($1,000/$1,500), a Philip and Kelvin Laverne coffee table with classical figures ($1,000/$1,500), several lots of Paul McCobb for Planner Group, a fine George Nelson for Herman Miller Thin Edge Chest ($1,000/$1,500), an early Isamu Noguchi Horn Lamp ($1,500/$2,500), and a set of 10 John Keal for Brown Saltman open armchairs ($3,000/$4,000).

Other unique items will also be shown and brought to market on Sunday, April 23rd. One item showing considerable pre-sale interest is a symmetrical geometric iron sculpture that was purchased from the Georg Jensen Showroom in New York City in the mid-1960s. The conservative estimate of $400/$600 indicated the ready-to-sell attitude of the consignor, but moreover offers an opportunity to set a market price for a previously unseen item.

For more information, and to view the wide range of quality items in the April 23rd sale, visit Clarke Auction’s website at ClarkeNY.com.

In-house previews for the sale will be held on Friday & Saturday, March 21st and 22nd from 12pm to 6pm EST. Sale day previews are held 10am to 12pm (start of sale) on Sunday, April 23rd.

To sell items at auction or for condition reports, contact the gallery directly at 914.833.8336.


Clarke Auction
2372 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, New York
Press Contact:
Keane Ryan
Clarke Auction Gallery
P: 914.833.8336

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