Total Steals: Auction Bargains at Wright Mass Modern

Total Steals: Auction Bargains at Wright Mass Modern

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Janel Laban
Jul 1, 2009

Once a year, the wonderful Wright Auction House holds "Mass Modern", their auction with no minimums (just held this past Saturday) . No minimums means that some lucky bidders walk away with really good deals. And, while plenty of the items go for much MORE than the estimates, it's lots of fun to see the ones which go for LESS...

Top row, left to right:
1. Set of Six Lacquered Model 3107 Chairs: Arne Jacobsen, 1955/95. Estimate $2000 - 3000. Result: $383
2. Pair of Cesca Armchairs: Marcel Breuer, 1985. Estimate $400 - 600. Result: $63
3. Set of 4 L Leg Stools: Alvar Aalto, 1945. Estimate $1000 - 1500. Result: $188
4. Ebonized Mahogany Tables: circa 1955. Estimate $300 - 500. Result: $63
5. Birdseye Maple Dining Table: Milo Baughman, 1975. Estimate $2000 -3000. Result: $688.

Bottom row, left to right:
6. Italian Wall Mirror: In the Manner of Jacques Adnet, 1965. Estimate $2000 - 3000. Result: $125
7. Dining Set: Richard Fahnkow, 1930. Estimate $1500 - 2000. Result $188.
8. Teak Credenza: H.P. Hansen, 1960. Estimate $2000 - 3000. Result: $510
9. Teacart: Thorald Madsen, 1965. Estimate $1000 - 1500. Result $31.
10. Walnut Buffet: Gilbert Rohde, 1940. Estimate $3000 - 4000. Result: $625.

Related Link:

  • Auction Recap: Mass Modern 2008

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