RAGO ANNOUNCES 20TH DESIGN AUCTION ON FEBRUARY 25th
Lambertville, NJ: On Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11 a.m., the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its first auction of 20th C. Design for the year, with over 1350 lots of exceptional property from private collections, museums and directly from the artists and their families. Previews begin February 18th.
The auction kicks off on Saturday with Early 20th C. Design. Featured is the collection of Mr. Peter Renzetti, master blacksmith, which includes some of the finest Philadelphia Arts and Crafts ironwork to come to market in recent years. Also featured are forty-four lots of property from a private Delaware collector. The last 100 lots of Saturday's sale is a collection of 20th century art pottery. The sale continues on Sunday with more Modern Design, including a large and impressive collection of rare pieces of sculpture and art glass, fine studio and designer furniture, lighting and contemporary art.
Each auction has its own personality, dictated by what is offered and accepted, said David Rago, In the past months we have been asked to sell the best selection of Philadelphia Arts and Crafts wrought-iron we've ever seen on the market. There are, of course, works by Samuel Yellin and his workshop, but also many pieces from the utopian communities of Arden (featuring pieces by Finnegan and Janson, Parke Edwards, and J. Barton Benson); a rare table and chair from Rose Valley; and a stunning selection of furniture, artwork and ceramics from Byrdcliffe.