This December, Christie’s Design Department is proud to present a suite of live auctions in New York. The whimsical La Ménagerie sale during 20th Century Week meets the single-owner sale of Important Tiffany from the Collection of Mary M. and Robert M. Montgomery, Jr., and the various owner sale that features important works from the 20th and 21st century’s leading innovators of French Art Deco, American Craft, Danish Modernism and Austrian Wiener Werkstätte.
Highlights include a survey of rare objects and designs by Isamu Noguchi; compelling pieces executed by exceptional architects such as Marcel Breuer, Jean Prouvé, Frank Lloyd Wright and Donald Judd; an important dining table and set of ten chairs by Wendell Castle — from a special private commission; a dynamic group of works by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne and an early and rare masterpiece by Eileen Gray.
About the lot
Virtually preview a selection of highlights in advance of our upcoming auctions
Important Tiffany from the Collection of Mary M. and Robert M. Montgomery, Jr.
Designs by Pierre Chareau
360 view | 20th Century Design at Christie’s New York
Digitally dive through the Rockefeller Center galleries and discover highlights from our Design sale featuring rare objects and imaginings by Isamu Noguchi, a specially commissioned dining table and set of ten chairs by Wendell Castle, a dynamic group of works by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne and an early masterpiece by Eileen Gray.
360 view | Important Tiffany from The Collection of Mary M. and Robert M. Montgomery, Jr., at Christie’s New York
Explore the Rockefeller Center galleries and enter a world of light and artistry with the whimsical creations from Tiffany Studios. From the dazzling ‘Wisteria Lamp’ to the unique ‘Pebble Lamp,’ the upcoming single owner sale curates stunning examples of the master craftsman’s studio.
From our walls to yours in Augmented Reality
For your enhanced viewing this season, we invite you to explore artworks from the sales in augmented reality. From the palm of your hand, you can envision designs by Isamu Noguchi, Marcel Breuer, Jean Prouvé, Frank Lloyd Wright and Donald Judd in the context of your own home. The cutting-edge technology provides an immersive visual experience and a hyper-real view of every brushstroke and intimate detail of masterpieces offered in our sale.
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An introduction to the multidisciplinary Japanese-American sculptor-designer, illustrated with some of the 11 works coming to Christie’s in December
The senior curator of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum on Noguchi’s work in relation to light, physics and Futurism
A guide to the husband-and-wife team François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne  — illustrated with works offered at Christie’s
The elder brother of Ettore Bugatti, the auto pioneer, spent his days at Antwerp Zoo sculpting its inhabitants. Ten of his works are offered in December
Christie’s Design specialists illuminate the origins of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s masterpiece, illustrated with upcoming lots at Christie’s
New York & Online | Through April 2021
A guide to bidding online or by telephone with Christie’s
All of Christie’s auctions are fully accessible for online browsing and bidding, meaning you can easily place a bid from the comfort of your home through Christie’s LIVE™, or alternatively by telephone. In 2019, over half of all bids placed were online, and for live auctions, telephone bids made up 41 per cent of winning bids versus 18 per cent within the saleroom — so you’re in good company.