Robsjohn-Gibbings Furniture Auction, Charlie Brown & MetLife Part Ways, and More Fresh News

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings custom-made sofa/daybed consisting of three sectional pieces plus a bolster pillow. The ensemble is depicted in situ in the book ‘Mr. Tom Davis, White Shadows, Palm Springs,’ page 17. Est. $5,000-$10,000

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976) was the most celebrated interior designer of the late 1930s/1940s. His custom-made furniture graced some of America’s finest mid-century homes, like White Shadow, in Rancho Mirage, California. Robsjohn-Gibbings furniture from White Shadow is being auctioned on Feb. 5. [Read more from Art Daily]
  • After 30 memorable years, MetLife is parting ways with the Peanuts characters that have been such a highly visible part of their marketing. But never fear, Peanuts fans, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy have plenty of places to land. [Read more from Fortune]
  • Screen-worn costumes, handwritten lyrics and personal property of top celebrities will be auctioned by Guernsey’s on March 11-12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. [Read more from KFVS-TV]
  • A 48-star U.S. flag from one of the first naval vessels to land on Utah Beach in Normandy has sold for $90,000, inclusive of buyer’s premium. Milestone Auctions in Ohio conducted the sale of the precious WWII relic. [Read more from LiveAuctioneers]

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