Scores of discoveries to be realized at Rago’s auction Jan. 14

Eero Saarinen Knoll early Womb chair and ottoman. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Eero Saarinen Knoll early Womb chair and ottoman. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Stylish, useful and fresh property at affordable prices is what Rago’s Discovery Auctions are all about. Rago’s next Discovery Auction will be Friday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding for the 1,000-lot auction.

Rago’s Discovery Auctions are for discerning buyers scouting out priced-to-sell furnishings for a home or office, adding to a collection or seeking saleable property for a shop. Rago’s Discovery Auctions sell property from high-end homes and estates or Rago’s Walk-In Appraisal Days. There’s something for everyone: traditional and modern furniture, Americana, art, rugs, couture, tribal, ceramics; 19th century to 21st century. Nothing is reserved, so the high bid always takes the prize.

“The Discovery sales are the way great country auctions used to be – but with a far cooler selection of anything, from Roy Lichtenstein artwork to Tiffany silver, George Ohr pottery to Philippe Starck furniture,” said David Rago.

Telephone, absentee and online bidding available for those unable to attend.

Previews are being conducted daily through Thursday, Jan. 13, from noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the sale.

Modern furnishing famous makers include Alvar Aalto for Artek, Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Arne Vodder, Baker, Borge Mogensen, Cassina, Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, Danish Modern, Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Eric Buck, Erno Fabry, Florence Knoll, Frank Pollaro, Georg Jensen, George Nakashima, Widdicomb, George Nelson for Herman Miller, Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, Gio Ponti, Hans Wegner, Harry Bertoia, Harvey Probber (Attr.), Jean Gillon, Jean Prouve for Vitra, Jens Risom, Josef Hoffman, Kai Kristiansen, Le Corbusier, Maison Jansen, Marcel Breuer, Michael Thonet, Mies Van De Rohe for Knoll, Milo Baughman, Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Pace, Paul Evans, Paul Frankl, Paul McCobb for Calvin, Peter Hvidt for France & Sons, Phillip Powell, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, Thonet, Tommi Parzinger, Toshiyuki for Cassina, Vladimir Kagan, Warren Platner for Knoll, Willy Rizzo and much more.

The sale contains modern lighting by famous makers: Fantoni, Flavio Poli, Fontana Arte, Lightolier, Laurel, Maison Jansen,Raak, Style of Jacques Adnet, Style of James Mont, Style of Pierre Cardin, Style of Stilnovo, Varbier and much more.

Famous maker pottery and ceramic makers in the sale include Arne Bang, Bernard Moore, Bjorn Windblad, Charles Catteau for Boch Freres, Charlotte Walker, Gunnar Nylund for Rorstrand, Gustavsberg, Gwen Lux, Joel Mesnikoff, Keramis, Leon Delfant for Boch Freres, Marguerite Wildenhain for Pond Farm (Attr.), Maxime Ewertz, Nancy Meeker, Picasso for Madoura, Pillin, Rosenthal, Russell Wright for Bauer, Scheier, Studio Pottery, Toshiko Takaezu and many more.

Silver and other metal ware includes barware, couture accessories, coffee and tea services, trinket boxes, candlesticks, flatware sets and serving pieces, salvers, tazzas and bowls and more. Famous silver makers include Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Charles Haleux, Cooper Brothers & Sons, Georg Jensen, Gorham, Jakob Grimminger, Joseph Heinrichs, Mikhail Grachev, Wallace and much more.

Famous Arts and Crafts furniture makers include Gustav Stickley, J.M. Young, L. & J.G. Stickley, Limbert, Skandia, Stickley Bros. and more.

The sale contains lighting by famous makers: Handel, Jefferson, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Pairpont, Pittsburgh, Prairie School, Royal Art Class Co, Roycroft, Sabino and more.

The selection of pottery and ceramics includes famous makers: Rookwood, Fulper, Clifton, Villeroy & Boch, Weller, Roseville and Owens.

Asian items include Japanese porcelain and bronze, cloisonné, Chinese ginger jars and Asian textiles including a Chinese painting on silk.

Traditional furnishings includes Chippendale style dining chairs, Windsor chairs, a drop-front desk, a French work table, oak pieces, bookshelves, and more.

Art glass makers include: B. Mason, Baccarat Crystal, Daum, Durand, Fostoria, Higgins, Kosta, Lalique, Mark Peiser, Orrefors, Steuben, Tiffany Studios, William Morris and more.

The selection of fine art includes paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, sculpture and works on paper by artists such as Maxim Kopf, Man Ray, Charles Wells, Charles Child, Yvonne Kelly, Seymour Remenick, Dean F. Thomas, Bernard Joseph Steffen, Alvin Carl Hollingsworth, Louis William Wain, Al Capp, Andrew Wyeth, Harry Gottlieb, Roy Lichtenstein, Ben Strasser, Wolfgang Roth, Steve Kaufman and many more.

For details contact Rago’s Michael Ingham at 609-397-9374 ext. 115 or michael@ragoarts.com. Or visit Rago’s websote at 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


Susan Shapiro; Avon Place Glass, large glass vase, ‘Kate's Haori,’ 1987. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Susan Shapiro; Avon Place Glass, large glass vase, ‘Kate’s Haori,’ 1987. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Roy Lichtenstein, three offset lithographs in colors, ‘As I Opened Fire,’ 1966. Estimate: $500-700. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Roy Lichtenstein, three offset lithographs in colors, ‘As I Opened Fire,’ 1966. Estimate: $500-700. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Florence Knoll wool loveseat on chrome steel base. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Florence Knoll wool loveseat on chrome steel base. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Torino (Italy), chrome policeman table lamp. Estimate: $400-$600. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.

Torino (Italy), chrome policeman table lamp. Estimate: $400-$600. Image courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center.