• Press release
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  • New York
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  • For immediate release
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  • 7 June 2017

RESULTS: Design Sale totals $7.1 million, June 7, New York

80% BY LOT | 90% BY VALUE

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTIONFRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008), ‘GRAND WAPITI,’ 2000.ESTIMATE: $300,000-500,000.PRICE REALIZED: $907,500

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTION

FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008), ‘GRAND WAPITI,’ 2000.

ESTIMATE: $300,000-500,000. PRICE REALIZED: $907,500

MARC NEWSON (B. 1963), POD OF DRAWERSDESIGNED 1987, EXECUTED PRIOR TO 1990.ESTIMATE: $700,000-1,000,000.PRICE REALIZED: $763,500

MARC NEWSON (B. 1963), POD OF DRAWERS

DESIGNED 1987, EXECUTED PRIOR TO 1990.

ESTIMATE: $700,000-1,000,000. PRICE REALIZED: $763,500

The New York Design sale totaled $7,162,375 with active in-room, phone, and online participation from established collectors to new buyers with registered bidders from 23 countries.

The top lots of the sale were Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), ‘Grand Wapiti,’ 2000, which realized$907,500, more than tripling its low estimate, and Marc Newson (B. 1963), Pod of Drawers, which sold for$763,500

Notably, 100% of works offered from The Tuttleman Collection were sold with lots greatly exceeding estimates and strong results were realized for works by François-Xavier Lalanne, with all works offered sold totaling $1,663,250.

Impressive prices were realized for works by Gallé included in The Joel Schur Collection of Important Works by Gallé, with results from the sale setting the new records for the top-three prices of Gallé lamps, led by A Rare and Important ‘Wisteria’ Table Lamp, which sold for $331,500, establishing the world auction record for the artist in the medium.

Earlier this spring, the dedicated sale Carlo Scarpa: Visions in Glass 1926-1962. A Private European Collection, on May 4 in New York, totaled $2,427,750 with 80% sold by lot and 92% sold by value.

Together, both sales totaled $9,590,125.

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