CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct its bi-annual Modern Design auction on May 7, followed by an online-only auction of Classic Glass on May 8. The Modern Design sale features a strong selection of early 20th century decorative arts, Scandinavian furniture and glass by Lalique, Daum and Chihuly, to name a few. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the top lots of the sale, Tiffany Studios is well represented. Examples include an early 20th century nautilus lamp with a presale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000; an early 20th century Abalone pattern desk set and table lap with an estimate of $8,000 to $12,000; and an early 20th century Acorn pattern leaded glass lamp, also with an estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.
Early 20th century decorative bronzes feature prominently in this sale. Francois Pompon’s Grand Duc, designed in 1928, carries an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000. Katarzyna Korbo’s Standing Female Nude bronze circa 1948 is also estimated at $15,000 to $25,000. Additionally, Demétre Chiparus’ Egyptian Dancer from the 1920s carries an estimate of $10,000 to $20,000.
Rene Lalique is among top lots of the sale, such as a Perruches pattern vase circa 1919, which carries a presale estimate of $10,000 to $15,000 and a Rene Lalique a Penthievre pattern vase circa 1926 also carries a presale estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.
Furniture by important American designers is included in the sale, in addition to several Scandinavian examples and furniture by Italian designers such as Osvaldo Borsani, Fontana Arte, Gino Sarfatti and Piero Fornasetti. Highlights from American designers include a pair of Janus Group lounge chairs for Dunbar designed by Edward Wormley. They carry an estimate of $4,000 to 6,000. From Paul Evans Studio for Directional, a 1967 coffee table will be offered with an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000; and two Philip & Kelvin LaVerne low tables from 1965 will be offered, each with an estimate of $3,000 to $5,000.
Dale Chihuly’s Opaline Spined and White Sea Form Set from 1987 is one example of Chihuly glass that will be offered in the sale with an estimate of $8,000 to $10,000.
In addition to the glass selections in the Modern Design sale, nearly 400 additional glass items will be offered in the Classic Glass online only sale on May 8. The sale includes a large paperweight collection in addition to other decorative items.