Wright to auction intriguing Blackman Cruz collection April 21

The rustic chairs came from gangster Al Capone's retreat called The Hideout in northern Wisconsin. The tramp art chest is adorned with chip-carved decoration and glass pulls. Wright image

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, April 21, Wright will present Blackman Cruz, an auction organized in collaboration with the renowned Los Angeles dealers Adam Blackman and David Cruz. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Coposed of furniture, design and objects selected specifically for this event, Blackman Cruz will include alluring and exquisite works characteristic of their selective and inquisitive eye. Designers from around the world such as Josef Hoffmann, Carlo Bugatti, Andre Sornay, Paolo de Poli and Arturo Pani are represented in this outstanding collection.

The locking mechanisms still function on this 18th century Italian iron-clad safe, which has a $30,000-$50,000 estimate.

Legendary Italian designer Bugatti is represented in the Blackman Cruz collection by these early 1900s chairs and mirror.

Additional highlights include a Blackman Cruz Workshop Snake chair 
(USA, 2003) of bronze and leather, a 17th century carved limestone archangel from Mexico and a 19th century Independent Order of Odd Fellows papier-mache skeleton.

For details contact Wright at 312-235-4181.

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.