Large-Scale pair of Polyhedri Sconces by Paolo Venini for Venini

Large-Scale pair of Polyhedri Sconces by Paolo Venini for Venini
Italy
c. 1958

Beautiful and large fixtures with textured blown glass. Abstract diamond forms with faceted sides hanging from multi-armed interior frame, with 9 standard size Edison sockets per sconce.  The Polyhedri series was designed by Paolo Venini and originally introduced in 1957.
h. 37.5"  w. 24"  d. 14"

Very good original condition.  All sockets and wires have recently been replaced.  Some small cracks and chips to a few glass pieces.  Nothing that detracts from the overall look.

$19,500.

Ref: 65 VE 04

 

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"My Soul," Bronze Sculpture by Gabriella Crespi

"My Soul," Bronze Sculpture by Gabriella Crespi
Italy
c. 1975

Abstract cast-bronze form created in an edition.  Signed and numbered.
h. 17.5"  w. 11"  d.13.5"

Excellent original condition.

$17,500.

08 GC 01

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"Miss Benjamin of Jamaica," by Ruth Nickerson

"Miss Benjamin of Jamaica," by Ruth Nickerson
USA
1946

Bust sculpted from Tennessee marble with newly made oak pedestal.
*Illustrated in "Sculpture in Modern America."  J. Schnier, 1948.  Plate #7.
Sculpture: h. 12.5"  w. 7"  d. 10"  Base: h. 4"  w. 9"  d. 9"  Overall:  h. 16.5"

Excellent condition.

$19,500.

Ref: 08 RNS 01

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Plaster Bust of a Man

Plaster Bust of a Man
Italy
c. 1932

Plaster head of a man.  Artist signed, but not legible.  Most likely a Sicilian artist.
h. 19.5"  w. 15"  d. 12"

Excellent condition.

$5,500.

Ref: 08 IT 02

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#1781 Side Table by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb

#1781 Side Table by TH Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
USA
c. 1951

Square table of walnut and birch with bull-nose edging around top and lower table surfaces. Tapering legs, mitered corners and strong walnut grain pattern to top surface.  
h.  22"  2nd h. 16.5"   w.  30"    d.  30"

Excellent condition.  Recently refinished.

$4,800.

Ref: 84 TH 29

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Pair of Low Benches by Frances Elkins

Pair of Low Benches by Frances Elkins
USA
c. 1950

These iconic forms were created after a design by Jean Michel Frank, with whom Elkins shared a close friendship.  Cerused oak x-form bases with dark green slung leather seats.
h. 16.25"  w. 23"  d. 18"

Excellent condition.  Wood has recently been refinished and leather has recently been replaced.

$18,500. pair

Ref: 76 FE 01

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Hand Built Sculptures by Giovanni Barbera

Hand-built Sculptures by Giovanni Barbera
Italy
1930

Studio-built, earthenware sculptures depicting a young man & woman. Roughly textured and beautifully stylized. Signed and dated by the artist. Barbera lived and worked in Palermo and was very active in the anti-fascist artist movement in Sicily.  Each sculpture is signed "Barbera XI." This Roman numeral references the 11th year of the fascist government, dating these sculptures at 1930.  *Publication references available.

Very good condition, with some chips and nicks to surface.  Also, discoloration and one visible repair. 

$38,000. pair

Ref:  08 GBB 01

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Rare Floor Lamp by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce

Rare Floor Lamp by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce
Italy
c. 1947

Green & white painted metal structure with polished brass mounts & circular stone base. 3 up-lights inside brass cups with standard Edison sockets. 6 down-lights with candelabra sockets inside frosted glass shades. Original brass floor switch.  
h. 83"  diam 24"    base diam. 14"

Excellent original condition.  All wiring and sockets have been recently changed.  2 very small chips to stone base, and some flaking to paint.

$29,000.

Ref: 61 AD 06

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Rare Daybed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar

Rare Daybed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
USA
c. 1956

Dark stained ash daybed with newly upholstered cushions.  A rare model in great condition.
h. 23.5"  w. 28"  d. 76.5"  Seat: h. 16"

Excellent condition, wood has been recently refinished and the seating reupholstered.

$9,500.

Ref: 20 EW 02 

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Rare 4-Light Floor Lamp by Stilnovo

Rare 4-Light Floor Lamp by Stilnovo
Italy
c. 1952

Unusual model with oxidized brass and black painted metal elements.  4 frosted glass globes set at alternating heights.  Each globe conceals 1 standard sized Edison socket.  White marble base.
h. 66"  w. 23"  d. 23"    base diameter 10"

Very good original condition.  Oxidation to brass and some loss to black paint.  Some chipping to marble base at outer edges.  All sockets, plug and wiring have recently been replaced.

$8,500.

Ref: 61 ST 16 

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Rare pair of Open Arm Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani

Rare pair of Open Arm Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani
Italy
c. 1952

Elegant pair of chairs with dark mahogany arms and legs.  Sculptural forms with great detailing to arms and feet.  
h.  34.25"   w.  22.25"  d. 21.5"    seat h. 20"     arm h. 27"

Excellent condition, recently refinished and reupholstered.

$9,500.  pair.

Ref: 73 OB 01

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5- Light Floor Lamp by Roberto Giulio Rida

5- Light Floor Lamp by Roberto Giulio Rida
Italy
2017

Tall pole lamp with 5 articulating gray cone shades with cut-outs.
Thick circular marble base with floor switch.  Lacquered & nickeled metal structure.  Each cone conceals one Edison socket.
h. 76"  diam. 24"

$15,000.

Ref:  61 RR 05

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Standing Floor Mirror

Standing Floor Mirror
Italy
c. 1934

Macassar ebony frame with dome top and architectural footed base. The styling and heft of this piece strongly represents the design work born out of the Fascist movement happening in Italy at this time.  Wood has recently been refinished, mirror is original.
h. 69.5"  w. 24"  d. 15"  Base: h. 6.25"  w. 24"  d. 15"    

Wood has recently been refinished and mirror is in excellent original condition.

$8,500.

Ref: 03 IT 06

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"Sweet Corn" Table Lamp by Charles et Fils

"Sweet Corn" Table Lamp by Charles et Fils
France
c. 1967

Sculptural lamp of silvered bronze in the form of a corn husk.  Raised on a pedestal base, with 3 candelabra sockets and original metal shade.  Stamped on the lower rear.
h. 33"  /  base 4.5" x 4.5" /   shade diam 13.5"

Excellent original condition.  Wiring and sockets have been recently replaced.

$5,500.

Ref: 63 CEF 01

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Tessere Ambra Vase by Barovier & Toso

Tessere Ambra Vase by Barovier & Toso
Italy
c. 1957

Beautiful, hand-blown glass vase of deep amethyst and amber colors formed to resemble woven material.  Great oval shape, and signed on the underside.
h. 10"  w. 4.25"  d. 2.5"

Excellent original condition

$5,800.

Ref: 10 BA 02

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Rare Pair of 831 Lounge Chairs by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina

Rare Pair of 831 Lounge Chairs by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina
Italy
c. 1955

Bentwood forms with brass mounts and pale chenille upholstery.  A rare model, and a great architectural design.
*Provenance: Piccolo Hotel, Savona, Italy
h. 30"  w. 29.5"  d. 30"  Arm: h. 20"  Seat: h. 16"  

Excellent condition.  The wood has recently been refinished and seating reupholstered.

$45,000.  pair

Ref: 72 GF 06

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Rare Globe Pendant by Carlo Scarpa for Venini

Rare Globe Pendant by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
Italy
c. 1935

Beautiful filigrana glass globe with a pale pink hue.  Oxidized brass mounts and cone, & one standard sized socket.  The chain was added later and can be removed to decrease the overall drop.
h. 42"  diam. 9"

Excellent original condition.  Wiring and socket have been recently replaced.

$11,500.

Ref: 62 CSC 02

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"Cuore" Vase attributed to Aureliano Toso

"Cuore" Vase attributed to Aureliano Toso
Italy
c. 1968

Studio made green glass vase with two spouts, splashes of gold and additional colors and decoration in relief.

h. 12.75"  w. 6.5"  d. 5"

Excellent original condition.

$4,500.

Ref: 10 AT 03

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Pair of Sconces, Model #1944, by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Pair of Sconces, Model #1944, by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1962

Ovoid crystal shield with irregular bevel to outer edge and chiselled center section. Painted and polished brass structure that holds one candelabra socket. A rare model by Max Ingrand. Socket and wiring have all been recently replaced, and metal cleaned and repainted where needed.
h. 8"  w. 8"  d. 3"

Excellent condition.

$9,500.  pair

Ref:  65 MI 17

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Rare "The Kiss" Table by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne

Rare "The Kiss" Table by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne
USA
c. 1964

Cast bronze sculpture in homage to Brancusi.  Signature plate on lower rear.  The LaVernes never produced more than 6 examples of any of their cast pieces.
h. 20.5"  w. 18"  d. 11"

Excellent original condition.

$26,000.

Ref: 84 PKL 13

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