LOS ANGELES – On April 24, Cain Modern Auctions will host its spring sale of furniture, art, decor, and lighting. The lineup of more than 600 lots will include several pieces by well-known and sought-after mid-century designers. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Standout lots include a circa 1970s chrome curved sectional sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. The visually striking three-piece serpentine sofa sits on a sleek brass base and is all-original, down to the fabric and the brass. The Baughman sofa measures 156 inches wide by 115 inches deep by 32 1/2 inches high, with a seat height of 16 1/2 inches. It carries an estimate of $15,000-$20,000.
Also of note is a Vladimir Kagan Cloud Sofa that dates to the 1980s and measures 96 inches wide by 42 1/2 inches deep by 33 inches high. It is likely to float away for a sum estimated in the range of $6,000-$8,000.
Other furniture lots include a pair of undated club chairs on walnut plinths by Harvey Probber. The furnishings were designed and manufacture in the United States and measure 33.5 inches wide, 32 inches deep, and 26 inches high to the top of the frame (if you count from the back pillow, the chairs stand five inches higher). The Harvey Probber club chairs are estimated at $3,500-$4,500.
Those in need of an executive desk might want to consider a Midcentury Modern rosewood and stainless steel four-drawer model designed by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar. It measures 72 inches wide by 32 inches deep by 29 1/4 inches high and is estimated at $8,000-$10,000.
The lighting section features a pair of twisted rope-style Murano glass sconces created in the 1940s by Archimede Seguso. Described as being in excellent condition, they come with the shipping crate in which they departed Seguso’s shop decades ago. Each measures 17 1/2 inches high by 18 inches wide by 6 1/2 deep, and together, they carry an estimate of $8,000-$12,000. Other lighting offerings include four undated glass cylinder sconces by Alison Burger Studio. Three of the four are individually estimated at $2,500-$3,500, while the fourth is estimated at $3,000-$4,500.
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