Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Chicago, IL, United States
DoneThu, Oct 17, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
Wright's Design sale features works by renowned designers of the 20th century. This October Wright presents more than twenty designs by George Nakashima from an important private collection that have never before been to market. Highlights from the collection include an exceptional Minguren I coffee table made of Carpathian Elm, a Conoid bench with an expressive seat as well as many lamps, stools, chairs and bookcases each expertly crafted. The works, most ordered in the 1970s, are accompanied by drawings from Nakashima as well as correspondence between the artist and the collector. Other sale highlights include works from Chandigarh, India by Pierre Jeanneret, as well as American mid-century designs by George Nelson & Associates, Charles and Ray Eames and Greta Magnusson Grossman. Works by Paul Evans, Piero Fornasetti, Gio Ponti, Edward Wormley, Serge Mouille and many others also feature prominently in this sale.