Quinn’s June 9 Fine & Decorative Arts auction led by marine painting with intriguing provenance

Montague Dawson (British, 1895-1973), untitled oil-on-board painting of ships in a harbor. Signed at lower left. Label on verso from Frost & Reed, London. Size: 19½ x 23½in (sight). Reputedly, the work was originally commissioned for The White House. Estimate $15,000-$25,000

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – On Friday, June 9, 2023, Quinn’s Auction Galleries will conduct a beautifully curated Fine & Decorative Arts sale featuring American, European, Asian and modern art. All bidding will be online through LiveAuctioneers; no in-person gallery bidding.

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Joe Colombo’s Midcentury designs shaped the future

Colombo’s colorful 1967 armchair for Sormani sold for $7,467 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2020 at Viscontea Casa d’Aste srl.
Colombo’s colorful 1967 armchair for Sormani sold for $7,467 plus the buyer’s premium in July 2020 at Viscontea Casa d’Aste srl.

NEW YORK — Though his career was tragically cut short when he suffered a fatal heart attack on the day he turned 41, Joe Colombo’s passion for design lives on. Born Cesare Colombo and later embracing the nickname “Joe,” the Italian industrial designer created many items, but is best known for his futuristic, modular pieces of furniture.

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