Tiffany Dragonfly lamp and Nakashima furniture are in Uniques and Antiques' Aug. 3-5 online auction
The three-day, online-only Modern Design auction is packed with more than 1,500 quality lots, with Wednesday, August 4th being dedicated to an Artisan Studio auction. Internet bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidspirit.com.
By: Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales
The marquis lot of the Artisan Studio sale is undoubtedly the Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp, which has an estimate of $250,000-$375,000 (although similar examples have sold for $500,000-$800,000)
"We've been holding Modern Design auctions since 1995, and this three-day auction is a continuation of our series of early August 'Season kickoff' auctions that so many buyers look forward to," said Kent Jackson, a General Manager of Uniques and Antiques and a licensed auctioneer in the state of Pennsylvania. "The quality is very strong throughout all three days."
Timothy Aikens, Director of Acquisitions for Uniques and Antiques, remarked, "It was exciting walking into an untouched home with over 50 pieces of original Nakashima furnishings, virtually untouched since the 1960's. There was another piece around every corner. You often dream of finding a collection like this. You never see this much, all in one home, with the original owner."
The Katherine Mezger collection of Nakashima furniture promises to be a Day 2 highlight. Katherine worked at the Nakashima studio until she retired in 1969. She amassed a collection of over 50 pieces of Nakashima furniture. This is the first time these items have been seen on the market. All items from this collection will receive a letter of provenance from the Mezger estate.
Internet bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidspirit.com.
Live, in-gallery previews will be held on Sunday, August 1st, from 12 noon to 5 pm; Monday, August 2nd, from 10 am-6 pm; and Tuesday, August 3rd, by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (610) 485-7400, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The gallery is located at 2500 Market Street in Upper Chichester, Pa., just 10 miles outside of Philadelphia.
To learn more, visit www.UniquesandAntiques.com.