Wright Important Design Auction Preview: Decades

Wright Important Design Auction Preview: Decades

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Janel Laban
May 15, 2008

Wright Auction House is holding the Important Design auction, Session 1, Sunday, May 18 at noon. We've checked out the lots and chose a interesting piece from each decade, starting in the 40's, right up through today...Jump below for our picks:

1940's: Pair of 45 Chairs by Finn Juhl, 1945. Teak, upholstery. Estimate 15 - 20,000.

1950's: Sconces by Serge Mouille, 1954. Aluminum. Estimate 8-12,000.

1960's: Armchair by John Nyquist, 1965. Carved walnut. Estimate 7 - 9,000.

1970's: Nesting Tables by Michel LeFevre. 1978. Macassar. Estimate 5-7000.

1980's: Bed by Tom Dixon, 1987, Galvanized Steel. Estimate 40,000.

1990's: Chandelier by Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti, 1995, Gilt wrought iron and frosted blown glass, Estimate 20 - 30,000.

Today: Quasi Cabinet Prototype by Benjamin Aranda and Christopher Lasch, 2007, Lacquered MDF. Estimate 25 - 30,000.

The Important Design Auction, Session 1 takes place this Sunday, May 18 at 1:30. Wright Auction House is located at 1440 West Hubbard Street in Chicago. Viewing is open now from 10am-5pm daily. All info is here.

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