Download PDF PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY DESIGN AUCTION TOTALS $3,831,750 BUILDING ON AN ENERGETIC SPRING SEASON
OUTSTANDING RESULTS ACHIEVED FOR FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE’S SET OF FOUR SHEEP
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New York – 15 June 2012 - Phillips de Pury & Company’s New York Design auction
sold 86% by value and 77% by lot, totaling $3,831,750.
Strong results were achieved for Contemporary Design, Art Deco and Mid-Century French works, as well as Nordic Design and Contemporary Ceramics. The focused sale brought international bidders to the phone banks and to the room reflecting the growing strength of the Design Market.
The sale’s top lot, François-Xavier Lalanne’s, Set of four sheep, sold well above the high estimate at $726,500. There was lively bidding for Jean Royére’s, Rare ‘Ambassador’ sofa, which sold for $212,500 and Ken Price’s, ceramic sculpture ‘Steeps’ which sold at $98,500, both selling well above their high estimates.
In the Nordic section of the sale, a world record was achieved for Swedish Designer Axel Einar Hjorth for his ‘Utö’ dining table, ca. 1932, selling nearly five times its estimate for $74,500 after extensive competition between several phone bidders.
“We’re thrilled with today’s strong results. This sale built on the outstanding results achieved in our London spring sale in April. We look forward to continuing to champion the finest design and decorative arts from the 20th & 21st Centuries and look forward to an excellent fall season,” says Alexander Payne, Worldwide Director of Design, Phillips de Pury & Company.
Top Ten Lots:
Lot 66 FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE, Set of four sheep
Lot 33 JEAN-MICHEL FRANK, Rare ‘Aragon’ low table, with ‘pineapple’ legs
Lot 50 RON ARAD, ‘London Papardelle’
Lot 3 JEAN ROYÈRE, Rare ‘Ambassador’ sofa
Lot 86 POUL HENNINGSEN, Monumental ‘double-spiral’ wall light, for the Scala Cinema and Concert Hall, Århus Theater, Århus, Denmark
Lot 19 CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Rare free-form desk
Lot 32 PAUL DUPRÉ-LAFON, Sofa
Lot 70 KEN PRICE, ‘Steeps’
Lot 22 GEORGES JOUVE, Low table
Lot 81 AXEL EINAR HJORTH, ‘Utö’ dining table
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