Chicago-based Modern design specialists Wright announce Oct. 7 auction

Charles and Ray Eames DCWs, pair Herman Miller USA, 1946/c. 1950 19 w x 20 d x 29 h inches Estimate: $5,000–7,000

Charles and Ray Eames DCWs, pair Herman Miller USA, 1946/c. 1950 19 w x 20 d x 29 h inches Estimate: $5,000–7,000

CHICAGO – Wright’s Oct. 7 Modern Design auction will feature select works from such 20th-century legends as Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, Gio Ponti, George Nakashima and George Nelson, as well as many others. In keeping with current buying trends, the 517-lot Wright sale will also include designs from fast-rising stars in the Contemporary field, like Marc Newson, Tom Dixon, Martin Szekely and Tjep.

Among the event’s top lots are two important works by Shiro Kuramata. Lot 264, a curiosity cabinet of multicolored acrylic, numbered 13 of 40 and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, is expected to make $70,000-$90,000. Lot 265, a Kuramata Glass Chair, number 15 of 40, may realize $40,000-$60,000.

A unique piece, Isamu Noguchi’s softly twisted maquette made to be used as a pylon at the Detroit Civic Center Plaza, is entered as lot 158. It is estimated at $50,000-$70,000.

Formerly in the Benjamin Mangel Gallery in Philadelphia, an untitled 1965 construction of brass-coated steel designed by Harry Bertoia, is entered in the sale as lot 203. It carries a $40,000-$50,000 estimate.

The incomporable furniture design ethic of master craftsman George Nakashima is represented at its finest in lot 173 – a circa-1960 conoid dining table of black walnut and rosewood, with six butterflies. The table is expected to fetch in the vicinity of $40,000-$50,000.

Wright is located 1440 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60642. They can be reached by phone at 312-563-0020. The Oct. 7 sale will commence at 12 noon Central Time (1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific Time), with all forms of bidding available including live via the Internet. Wright recently signed an agreement with LiveAuctioneers in which the latter company will feature Wright catalogs on its Web site and provide Internet live-bidding services for those sales.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Harry Bertoia untitled (Wire Construction) USA, c. 1965 brass-coated steel 13 w x 12 d x 40 h inches Estimate: $40,000–50,000

Harry Bertoia untitled (Wire Construction) USA, c. 1965 brass-coated steel 13 w x 12 d x 40 h inches Estimate: $40,000–50,000

Tjep. Chair of Textures Droog The Netherlands, 2005 laser cut stainless steel, acrylic 28 w x 20 d x 41 h inches Estimate: $18,000–22,000

Tjep. Chair of Textures Droog The Netherlands, 2005 laser cut stainless steel, acrylic 28 w x 20 d x 41 h inches Estimate: $18,000–22,000

Shiro Kuramata Plastic Wagon Ishimaru Co., Ltd. Japan, 1968 acrylic, chrome-plated metal 27 w x 15 d x 28 h inches Estimate: $20,000–30,000

Shiro Kuramata Plastic Wagon Ishimaru Co., Ltd. Japan, 1968 acrylic, chrome-plated metal 27 w x 15 d x 28 h inches Estimate: $20,000–30,000