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Chicago, IL, United States
DoneTue, Oct 7, 2014 5:00 PM GMT

Design & Decoration: The Alan Moss Collection

Wright is pleased to present Design and Decoration: The Alan Moss Collection at auction. With more than forty years of experience in the field of Modern design, Alan Moss has become a highly respected fixture of New York City. This unique auction, a wide-ranging and diverse selection of nearly 300 lots, attests to Moss's deep appreciation for quality, workmanship, material, finish and ultimately, decoration. Moss's focus on early modern design, including Art Nouveau, Art deco and Modernism from America, France, Germany and Italy has long complemented his presentation of mid-century and postwar designs. This sale includes early works by the influential Paul Poiret alongside modernist forms by Georges Jouve and Jacques and Dani Ruelland. Stylish works by decorator-designers such as Karl Springer and Jean Royére, significant designs by Ilonka Karasz and Maison Desny and Surreal pieces by Richard Blow, Eyre de Lanux and Piero Fornasetti also feature prominently in this single-owner sale. The thoughtful selection offered in this sale provides a comprehensive view of design and decoration of the 20th century.