New York

20/21 Design including

Masterpieces of Art Deco: The Marsha Miro Collection

Tiffany Studios

 New York, 9 December 2014, Sales #3406 and 3492

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


174 lots sold

Total: $7,192,000/£4,602,880/€5,825,520

 67% sold by lot

258 lots offered

£0.64= $1 / €0.81=$1

74% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Eugene Printz (1889-1948), A Unique Asymmetrical Sideboard, circa 1928.

300,000 - 500,000




UK Private


Ivan Da Silva-Bruhns (1881-1980), A Carpet From The Palace Of The Maharaja Of Indore, circa 1930.


300,000 - 500,000




European Private


Pierre Chareau (1883-1950), A Pair Of Bergeres, circa 1920.

150,000 - 250,000






Jean Dunand (1877-1942), 'La Chasse', circa 1935.

120,000 - 180,000




UK Private


Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), 'Moutons De Pierre', A Pair Of Sheep, Designed circa 1979.

150,000 - 200,000




US Private


Tiffany Studios, A 'Drophead Dragonfly' Table Lamp, circa 1910.

150,000 - 200,000




US Private


Paul Jouve (1880-1973), 'Moine Bouddhiste Meditant', circa 1922.

40,000 - 60,000




UK Private


Eugene Printz (1889-1948), A Unique Dining Table, circa 1928.

120,000 - 180,000




US Private


Jean Dunand (1877-1942), An Important Coffret, circa 1922.

100,000 - 150,000




UK Private


Johnny Swing (B.1961), 'All The King's Men' A Sofa, Designed 2010.

70,000 - 90,000




UK Trade

Philippe Garner, Deputy Chairman and the sale’s auctioneer, remarked: “The 20/21 Design auction demonstrated the great strength of the market for Art Deco, as proven by the excellent results achieved by the Marsha Miro Collection, which realized a total of $2,415,875. The exceptional pieces that Mrs. Miro acquired around 30 years ago attracted a wide international audience, led by a unique commission dining room by Eugène Printz comprising a sideboard, dining room table, and dining chairs, which sold for a combined total of $1,194,250. Also among the highlights was the carpet commissioned by the Maharaja of Indore for his legendary Modernist palace, which set a world auction record for the artist when it realized $437,000. Choice works by Jean Dunand commanded solid prices, notably, a small box and cover formerly in the collection of Andy Warhol, which greatly exceeded its estimate of $8,000-12,000 when it sold for $52,500.”

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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