“This is a sale of work by top Modern designers at reasonable prices,” said John Sollo, who is directing the auction. “We’re selling high style furnishings for home or office that are comfortable and not particularly expensive.”
American studio furniture is an important focus for Sollo Rago. An example is lot 243, an Ibram Lassaw cocktail table with smoke plate glass top over a sculptural steel base. This striking table has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.
Production furniture by American designers is both iconic and a great value in the current market, said Sollo. Included in this category is a Charles and Ray Eames sofa designed for Herman Miller that has a polished aluminum frame and original orange hopsack upholstery. The 71-inch-long sofa has a $2,000-$4,000 estimate.
European production furniture highlights include a Mario Bellini for Cassina set of 10 Cab chairs upholstered in stitched white leather. The chairs are marked “Cassina” with Atelier International labels. The set has a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.
The sale will also feature more than 80 lots of lighting. Among the highlights is a stylish Venini chandelier with clear triangular crystal drops on a five-tier frame.
Additional designers’ furnishings in the auction will include Nakashima, Noguchi, Bertoia, Evans, Wegner, Ponti and Bugatti.
For details call 609-397-9374.
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