Rago’s June 18-19 Discovery and Estate auctions a bidder’s delight

Steinway grand piano with walnut case and cabriole legs, matching bench, late 19th century. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Rago Auctions’ June 19 Estate sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.

Steinway grand piano with walnut case and cabriole legs, matching bench, late 19th century. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Rago Auctions’ June 19 Estate sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.

On Friday, June 18, Rago’s will present collectors with an exciting opportunity to bid, without reserve, on outstanding furniture, fine art, jewelry, textiles and decorative art in a 900-lot Discovery sale. Each of the items offered will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of the amount. Internet live bidding will be available from anywhere in the world through LiveAuctioneers.com.

The auction features an abundance of smart, functional and affordable property and includes a 300+ lot selection of classic 20th-century furniture and decorative art from American, European and Scandinavian makers, jewelry and silver, art, tableware, a large collection of Chase metal, Asian, Tribal, Americana and 18th/19th century decorative arts and furnishings.

On Saturday, June 19, the company will host an Estate Auction highlighted by estate property from the Brooklyn, New York brownstone of an avid collector. The more than 150 lots include architectural elements, decorative Asian items, English furnishings, 19th-century lighting, paintings and American art pottery. The sale also includes an additional 300 lots from private consigners in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania: furniture, a Steinway piano, Asian art and artifacts, rugs and textiles, silver, porcelains, ceramics, clocks, Native American artifacts, lighting, glass, paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints and drawings.

“Our Estate and Discovery departments are being offered more and more interesting property all the time. This is probably the most diverse two-day sale yet,” said Miriam Tucker, the partner-in-charge of the Estates and Fine Art departments. “We have property that will appeal to serious collectors. We have a three-century selection of great mid-market furnishings and art. We have classic flea market finds.”

The auction dates and times are:

• Discovery Auction: Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time

• Estate Auction: Saturday, June 19 at Noon Eastern Time

• Absentee and live Internet bidding will be available in both sales through LiveAuctioneers.com.

 

For additional information on any lot to be auctioned, contact:

• Estate Auction: Tom Martin, Specialist-in-Charge, 609-397-9374 or tom@ragoarts.com.

• Discovery Auction: Kristina Wilson, 609-397-9374 or kristina@ragoarts.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin; large pod chair on wood base. Estimate $1,200-$1,800. Rago Auctions’ June 18 Discovery sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.

Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin; large pod chair on wood base. Estimate $1,200-$1,800. Rago Auctions’ June 18 Discovery sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.


Le Corbusier, Cassina; chromed and enameled steel chaise lounge with cowhide upholstery, Cassina mark. Estimate $800-$1,200. Rago Auctions’ June 18 Discovery sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.

Le Corbusier, Cassina; chromed and enameled steel chaise lounge with cowhide upholstery, Cassina mark. Estimate $800-$1,200. Rago Auctions’ June 18 Discovery sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.


Mont Joye tall vase with gold-enameled relief irises on etched ground, 16 1/4 inches. Estimate $300-$500. Rago Auctions’ June 18 Discovery sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.

Mont Joye tall vase with gold-enameled relief irises on etched ground, 16 1/4 inches. Estimate $300-$500. Rago Auctions’ June 18 Discovery sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.


Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824-1887), Tiffany & Co., dore bronze sculpture of a female lute player, late 19th century, marked, 27 inches tall. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Rago Auctions’ June 19 Estate sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824-1887), Tiffany & Co., dore bronze sculpture of a female lute player, late 19th century, marked, 27 inches tall. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Rago Auctions’ June 19 Estate sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.


Stained-glass double-hung window with cattails in Moorish setting, 19th/20th century. Some losses to glass. Estimate  $500-$700. Rago Auctions’ June 19 Estate sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.

Stained-glass double-hung window with cattails in Moorish setting, 19th/20th century. Some losses to glass. Estimate $500-$700. Rago Auctions’ June 19 Estate sale. Image courtesy Rago’s.