NEW YORK – On Wednesday, July 5, starting at 2 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Furniture, Home Decor, and Collectibles. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The July 5 edition of this popular auction contains 212 lots, and as always, it includes a gratifying array of mid-century furnishings. Among the choices are a 1950s Asian-style seven-piece modular sectional sofa set by John Wiser for Ficks Reed; a Mario Bellini for Cassina Modern 405 Duc sofa from the 1970s; a two-piece Togo sofa set by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, also dating to the 1970s; a 1950s Dunbar Sheaf of Wheat marble coffee table; a 1970s Adrian Pearsall chrome flat bar sofa and lounge chair; a pair of Rockwell Unscripted by Knoll Club chairs in Mandarin orange wool upholstery; a 1970s Arthur Umanoff sled base chrome lounge chair; and a striking 1970s Milo Baughman chrome-frame tufted cube lounge chair.
Other notable pieces on offer are a bookcase or storage unit made to resemble the coffin of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tut; a 19th-century Dutch corner display cabinet with inlaid marquetry; a 1920s Chinese 18-drawer apothecary cabinet; a 1970s copper fire pit with lid; a Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, dating to 1945; a Philco 1940s tube radio; an Erik Magnussen for Stelton four-piece Space Age coffee set with tray; and a 1937 Johnson Sea Horse outboard engine, model 2 HD15.
The first highlight of the July 5 sale is a circa-1950 crystal and brass flush-mount ballroom chandelier. It measures 72in wide by 12in high and 72in deep, and is one of two available for bidding. The elegant light fixture carries an estimate of $14,000-$17,000.
Another strong offering is a circa-1900 French bronze waterfall fountain sculpture dubbed Fontaine Des Nymphes. It measures 47in wide by 80in high and 25in deep, and it is attributed to Maurice Guiraud-Riviere (French, 1881-1947). Its estimate is $13,000-$16,000.
Completing the highlights is a circa-1970 Asian-style Raymond Sobota for Century Furniture Tomei sofa, estimated at $5,500-$7,000. Its overall dimensions are 88in wide by 27in tall by 34in deep, it is in good vintage condition, and it has retained its original yellow-on-yellow striped fabric upholstery.
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