Judy Kensley McKie - Design New York Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pritam & Eames, East Hampton
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2000

  • Literature

    The Furniture Art of Judy Kensley McKie, exh. cat., Pritam & Eames, East Hampton, 2000, illustrated n.p.

  • Artist Biography

    Judy Kensley McKie

    American • 1944

    Jusy Kensley McKie is an American designer best known for her whimsical furniture, which often features animal forms and a combination of woodworking and bronze casting. As McKie’s woodworking career progressed, she moved from carving animals in relief onto the surfaces of cabinets and tables, to carving animals out of the body of the form itself, becoming the arms, legs and back structural supports of her designs, to fully realized animal sculptures incorporated into her designs that appear to be in movement, simultaneously living within the object and among its users.

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Property from a Private Collection, Washington, D.C.


Unique wall-mounted "Ribbon" cabinet

Carved Honduran mahogany.
50 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (128.3 x 49.5 x 14 cm)
Case executed by cabinetmaker Donna Najarian and carving executed by Judy Kensley McKie, Boston, Massachusetts. Reverse incised © JKM/2000/W./D.N.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $17,640

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New York Auction 9 June 2021