EDINBURGH, U.K.- Lyon & Turnbull’s two-day Design Since 1860 sale will showcase almost 600 lots of furniture, fittings, artworks, and objects from leading artisans, studios, and manufacturers. It will take place April 21-22, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the leading lots is a pair of Charles Rennie Mackintosh oak dining chairs estimated at £15,000-£20,000. They derive from a set of six commissioned by William Douglas around 1910. In March 2015, Lyon & Turnbull sold another pair of chairs from the same set for £12,500.
Also of note is an Emile Galle Corolla lamp dating to 1902 or 1903, personally created by the French glass master toward the end of his life. The term “corolla” does not refer to a particular flower; it describes the petals as a collective group. This example is based on a snowdrop and features two separately-blown colors of glass, one milky white and the other violet. It should command £10,000-£15,000.
Other standouts in the Lyon & Turnbull sale include a Charles Passenger for William de Morgan triple lustre dish from the Moonlight and Sunset Suite series. The image on the glazed earthenware dish depicts an elegant white bird against a backdrop of red reeds. It is estimated at £4,000-£6,000.
An eye-pleasing circa-1900 English school Arts & Crafts embroidered and appliqued textile bearing the legend, “Gather Ye Rose Buds While Ye May/Old Time Is Still A Flying,” carries an estimate of £1,500-£2,000.
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