NEW YORK – Capo Auction Fine Art and Antiques enjoyed brisk sales at their Feb. 27 auction, with select pieces of modern art taking the spotlight, along with unusual Mid-Century Modern furniture, which has become a specialty at the Long Island City auction house in recent years.
There was much interest in the Janos Mattis-Teutsch (Hungarian, 1884-1960) abstract landscape. The oil on unstretched canvas, mid-20th century, signed “MT” and inscribed ‘Mattis Teutsch’ on verso sold for $54,000.
A desirable Moses Soyer (American, 1899-1974) oil on canvas titled Blue Dancers sold for $6,000.
Various items in the mid-century modern furniture category also did well. An unusual De Sede DS600 Non Stop leather sofa (below) by Swiss designers Ueli Berger, Eleonore Peduzzi-Riva, and Heinz Ulrich and distributed by Stendig sold for $9,060. Twenty-two articulated 10-inch sections comprised the blue leather sofa, making it nearly 19 feet long.
A Timothy Oulton chrome coffee table (below) having a square top on a geometric base sold for $1,200, while a Timothy Oulton Mars chair of chrome and black leather a sold for $840.
An Andre Arbus-style wrought iron fire screen, circa 1930, made by metalworker Raymond Subes, sold for $2,280.
Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.com
For details contact Capo Auction at 718-433-3710.