NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips de Pury & Company
announced its highest total for a Design auction, demonstrating its continued strength selling French, Italian, American and Scandinavian 20th-century design. Results totaled $7,101,812 (including premium).
Simon de Pury, Chairman: The outcome of these sales demonstrates that our pioneering belief in design is paying off. Our new flagship space on 450 Park allowed us to show the outstanding works, painstakingly selected by Alexander Payne and his great team, in optimal conditions.
Alexander Payne, Worldwide Director of Design: This is an extraordinarily busy week of design and decorative arts auctions in New York and in Europe. Todays robust results were realized by aggressive bidding from international clients, both in the saleroom and on the telephone. We were thrilled to inaugurate our new galleries at 450 Park with a tightly curated auction highlighting important works from the last 120 years.
The Design auction comprised of 214 lots offered, selling 74% by value and 73% by lot. Price including premium: $7,101,812.
Top Ten Lots:
Lot 57 Flavio Poli Important and monumental chandelier, from the Hotel Bristol, Merano, Italy, $434,500
Lot 14 Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann Rare Elephant armchair, $290,500
Lot 43 Charlotte Perriand Unique monumental Bahut sideboard, $266,500
Lot 44 Harry Bertoia Important unique monumental Bush form, $266,500
Lot 7 Serge Mouille Unique and important six-arm ceiling light, $230,500
Lot 38 Robert Mallet-Stevens, Unique desk, for Roger Gompel, Director of the Paris-France Society, $218,500
Lot 4 Poul Henningsen Exceptional large wall light, for the Scala cinema and concert hall, Árhus Theater, Árhus Denmark, $212,500
Lot 34 Line Vautrin Rare Solaire mirror, $194,500
Lot 25 Harry Bertoia Large Bush sculpture with integrated welded fountain form interior, $170,500
Lot 3 Jean Royére Rare armchair, $178,500
Lot 4 Poul Henningsen Wall light, $212,500
Lot 7 Serge Mouille Ceiling light, $230,500
Lot 23 Paul Hankar Tabouret, $21,250
Lot 33, Jacques Biny, Table Lamp $12,500
Lot 34 Line Vautrin Solaire mirror, $194,500
Lot 52 Shoji Hamada Hakeme jar, $60,000
Lot 57 Flavio Poli Chandelier, $434,500
Lot 90, Raymond Fernand Loewry, Discovery flatware service (set of 77), $20,000
Lot 96 Pozzi and Verga Side chairs (pair), $6,250
Lot 97 Pozzi and Verga Side chairs (pair), $6,250
Lot 109 Ernesto Radaelli Lounge chairs (pair), $11,250
Lot 110 Piero Fornasetti and Studio Ponti Fornaroli Rosselli Cittá di carte modular bookcase, $60,000
Lot 111 Pier Luigi Colli Sideboard, $21,250
Lot 125 Cesare Lacca Coffee table $43,750
Lot 129 Barnaba and Piero Fornasetti Black and white trumeau 47,500
Lot 131 Christophe Gevers Chandelier (from The Crédit Communal de Belgique Auditorium Bressels, Belgium), $40,000