A DESIGNER'S VISION FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
THE DECORATIVE ARTS AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Mica Ertegun of MAC II has had a long and distinguished career in interior design. We are honored that Mica has agreed to inaugurate our Designer's Vision series for the 2000-2001 auction season. Ms. Ertegun has selected several items from this Continental Furniture, Tapestries, Works of Art and Ceramics sale, which she finds especially noteworthy from an interior design perspective. A showcase room incorporating selected lots from the sale will be created for the presale exhibition.
Romanian born, Mica Ertegun made her way to New York by way of Paris, Sitzerland, and Canada. MAC II was created in 1967 with a friend, Chessy Rayner. Mica has an especially strong architectural sense; an intelligent use of space is tantamount to her work. Her designs demonstrate a sophisticated, uncluttered mix of modern and antique pieces. Mica prefers individual items which exhibit a unique inner strength and character. The fruits of her efforts have been published in House & Garden, Elle Décor, and Architectural Digest. In addition, Mica has found time to serve on the Boards of The New York City Ballet, The Archives of American Art, and The World Monuments Fund.
This Italian marquetry commode (Lot 474) is of the highest quality, the marquetry and depth of color are wonderful. One doesn't see a commode like this everday. The straight, clean lines of the piece mix well with just about anything.
A painted piece such as this Italian side cabinet (Lot 365) provide great contrast with other types of furniture. The size and form make it particularly suitable for an entrance hall or dining room. This piece has great patina and character, not to mention its original hardware.
This Russian desk (Lot 282) is different from the more typical French neoclassic bureau-plat. The simplicity of the design and unusual decoration with verre eglomise make it quite a rare find. It has a solidity which is not heavy which would work well in a woman's room.
Once cleaned and polished and then electrified or lit by the candles, these wall lights (Lot 446) would be spectacular. They would look well if hung at a high level and would undoubtedly make a strong statement.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. DONALD BAUCHNER