Results: 20th Century Decorative Art & Design and Henry Africa's Collection of Magnificent Tiffany Lamps - New York, 14 June 2012

New York


Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

New York – Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sale no: 2569 – Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]











Lots Sold: 108

Lots Offered: 130

Sold by Lot: 83%

Sold by $: 97%

Exchange Rate: £0.64= $1 / €0.8= $1




Estimate ($)

Purchase Price



Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)


The Dretzin Table,WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A WORK OF FURNITURE BY THE ARTIST, 1948-1949, fossil marble

800,000 - 1,200,000






Charles (1907-1978) And Ray (1912-1988) Eames



, A Highly Important And Unique Sculpture, 1943

400,000 - 600,000




European Institution


Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)


a rare chess table, 1944, WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE FORM

60,000 - 80,000






René Lalique (1860-1945)

Ronde D'enfants,

a cire perdue vase, 1930

200,000 - 300,000






Jean Royere (1902-1981)

Boule sofa, 1947

100,000 - 150,000




U.S. Private


Armand Albert Rateau (1889-1938)

A pair of andirons,

circa 1929

120,000 - 180,000






Armand Albert Rateau (1882-1938)

A pair of

Palmes torchères, circa 1934-1937, lost wax cast by Valsuani, green-patinated bronze

300,000 - 500,000




U.S. Private


Tiffany Studios

Dragonfly table lamp with Crab base, circa 1910

100,000 - 150,000




U.S. Private


Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)

Guéridon abre au hibou,

table, circa 1980

100,000 - 150,000




European Private


Tiffany Studios

A Pony wisteria table lamp, circa 1910

80,000 - 120,000




U.S. Private


Carina Villinger, Head of Department, comments: "Enthusiastic bidding and strong international participation proved the market is vibrant for 20th Century decorative art and design. We are delighted by the world auction record for a work of furniture by Isamu Noguchi for The Dretzin Table at $2.9 million – the third highest price for the artist – as well as the world auction record for a collaborative work by Charles and Ray Eames for the exquisite plywood sculpture, which sold for $458,500. The Tiffany market remains solid and top prices were achieved for rare examples, led by the Wisteria lamp from the Collection of Henry Africa, which sold for $602,500."

Press Contact

Sara Fox, 212 636 2680

Date and Location of Next Sale

London, 23 October 2012


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