François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), Les Oies, designed circa 1992. Hors commerce numbers 4 A, 4 B and 4 C from 4 hors commerce A to C, an edition of eight A to C and four artists proofs A to C.

First look: Highlights from the Design Sale

Outstanding works by Shiro Kuramata, Harry Bertoia, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne are among the highlights of the New York auction on 4 June. Viewing begins 31 May at Rockefeller Center galleries

Christie’s New York Design  auction on 4 June features outstanding works by Lalanne from the Collection of Sheila W. and Richard J. Schwartz, including a Grand Mouflon de Pauline bar cabinet and a Grandes Berces bench. Additional sale highlights showcase an extraordinary cabinet by Eugène Printz and Jean Dunand — initially in the collection of Eugène Printz — a spectacular Dandelion by Harry Bertoia from the Collection of Mary and Bruce Goodman, a unique dining suite by Wendell Castle, an iconic Miss Blanche chair by Shiro Kuramata and a Torsade table by Diego Giacometti. The sale also presents a curated selection of works by Tiffany Studios, and remarkable creations by René Lalique, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Line Vautrin and more. The viewing begins 31 May at our Rockefeller Center galleries.

Shiro Kuramata (1934–1991), ‘Miss Blanche’ chair, 1988. executed by Ishimaru Company Ltd., Tokyo, from the edition of 56. acrylic, artificial roses, epoxy-coated aluminum. 35 ¼ in. (89.5 cm.) high, 24 ½ in. (62.5 cm.) wide, 24 in. (61 cm.) deep. Estimate $250,000–350,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Shiro Kuramata (1934–1991), ‘Miss Blanche’ chair, 1988. executed by Ishimaru Company Ltd., Tokyo, from the edition of 56. acrylic, artificial roses, epoxy-coated aluminum. 35 ¼ in. (89.5 cm.) high, 24 ½ in. (62.5 cm.) wide, 24 in. (61 cm.) deep. Estimate: $250,000–350,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Harry Bertoia (1915–1978), Untitled, (Dandelion), circa 1970. gilt stainless steel, bronze, granite  78 in. (198.1 cm.) high including base, 38 in. (96.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate $120,000–180,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Harry Bertoia (1915–1978), Untitled, (Dandelion), circa 1970. gilt stainless steel, bronze, granite 78 in. (198.1 cm.) high including base, 38 in. (96.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate: $120,000–180,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Eugene Printz (1889–1948) and Jean Dunand (1877–1942), Important cabinet, c. 1937. palmwood, dinanderie, oxidized brass, sycamore. 36 ½ in. (92.7 cm.) high, 78 ¾ in. (200 cm.) wide, 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) deep. Estimate $300,000–500,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Eugene Printz (1889–1948) and Jean Dunand (1877–1942), Important cabinet, c. 1937. palmwood, dinanderie, oxidized brass, sycamore. 36 ½ in. (92.7 cm.) high, 78 ¾ in. (200 cm.) wide, 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) deep. Estimate: $300,000–500,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Claude Lalanne (1925-2019) Les Grandes Berces Bench,  2009. Number 5 B from an edition of 8 A and 8 B plus 4 artists proofs A and 4 artists proofs B. gilt bronze. 71 in. (180.3 cm.) high, 70 in. (177.8 cm.) wide, 26 ½ in. (67.3 cm.) deep. Estimate $400,000 – 600,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Claude Lalanne (1925-2019) 'Les Grandes Berces' Bench, 2009. Number 5 B from an edition of 8 A and 8 B plus 4 artist's proofs A and 4 artist's proofs B. gilt bronze. 71 in. (180.3 cm.) high, 70 in. (177.8 cm.) wide, 26 ½ in. (67.3 cm.) deep. Estimate: $400,000 – 600,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Wendell Castle (1932–2018), Unique Extending Dining Table and Set of Eight Apollo Chairs, 1980. Stack laminated cherry wood, leather upholstery. The table 29 ¼ in. (74.3 cm.) high, 97 in. (246.4 cm.) wide, 64 ½ in. (163.8 cm.) deep (fully extended) 73 in. (185.4 cm.) closed. Each chair 29 ¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high, 23 in. (58.4 cm.) wide, 24 in. (60.9 cm.) deep. Estimate $250,000

Wendell Castle (1932–2018), Unique Extending Dining Table and Set of Eight 'Apollo' Chairs, 1980. Stack laminated cherry wood, leather upholstery. The table: 29 ¼ in. (74.3 cm.) high, 97 in. (246.4 cm.) wide, 64 ½ in. (163.8 cm.) deep (fully extended) 73 in. (185.4 cm.) closed. Each chair: 29 ¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high, 23 in. (58.4 cm.) wide, 24 in. (60.9 cm.) deep. Estimate: $250,000 – 350,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), Les Oies, designed circa 1992. Hors commerce numbers 4 A, 4 B and 4 C from 4 hors commerce A to C, an edition of eight A to C and four artists proofs A to C. patinated bronze, 38 ½ in. (98 cm.) high, the tallest. Estimate $300,000-500,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), Les Oies, designed circa 1992. Hors commerce numbers 4 A, 4 B and 4 C from 4 hors commerce A to C, an edition of eight A to C and four artist's proofs A to C. patinated bronze, 38 ½ in. (98 cm.) high, the tallest. Estimate: $300,000-500,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008)Grand Mouflon de Pauline Bar Cabinet, 2007. number four from an edition of eight plus four artists proofs. gilt bronze, maillechort, with red painted interior. 50 ½ in. (128.2 cm.) high, 46 in. (116.8 cm.) wide, 17 in. (43.1 cm.) deep. Estimate $1,000,000 – 1,500,000.  This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.

Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008)'Grand Mouflon de Pauline' Bar Cabinet, 2007. number four from an edition of eight plus four artist's proofs. gilt bronze, maillechort, with red painted interior. 50 ½ in. (128.2 cm.) high, 46 in. (116.8 cm.) wide, 17 in. (43.1 cm.) deep. Estimate: $1,000,000 – 1,500,000. This work is offered in the Design Sale on 4 June at Christie’s in New York.