06 June 2019

Phillips’ Design Sale Achieves  Over $4 Million

 

New World Auction Records Set for

Ingrid Donat, Marcel Wanders, and Pierre Chapo,

as well as for an Isamu Noguchi Chess Table

 

New York, 6 June 2019

Sale Total: $4,254,250 / £3,345,117 / €3,767,989

Lots Sold: 124 | Lots Offered: 150

Sold by Lot: 83% | Sold by Value: 89%

 

 

Cordelia Lembo, Head of Design, New York, said, “The June sale confirms a strong, discerning market with collectors of all interests participating from twenty-six countries, vying for high quality and rare-to-market works of twentieth and twenty-first century design. Alberto Giacometti’s “Tête de femme” table lamp led the sale after nearly tripling its low estimate at $375,000 and we were pleased to set new auction records for Ingrid Donat, Marcel Wanders, and Pierre Chapo, as well as introduce Chris Schanck to the secondary market to a great result. Works by 20th century American designers performed exceptionally well, as Isamu Noguchi’s Rare chess table, model no. IN-61 more-than-doubled its estimate at $325,000, setting a new world auction record for this design by the artist, and Wendell Castle’s unique “Butterfly Love Seat” reached $106,250. We also saw enthusiasm among collectors for British and American ceramics from the collection of Diane and Marc Grainer, which set several new artist records, and for works of French postwar furniture from the collection of Raf Simons.”  

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

126

Alberto Giacometti, “Tête de femme” table lamp,  designed circa 1933, later cast

$130,000 - 150,000

$375,000

£294,863/€332,138

94

Isamu Noguchi, Rare chess table, model no. IN-61,  circa 1947

World Auction Record for this Design by the Artist

$150,000 - 250,000

$325,000

£255,547/€287,853

133

Ingrid Donat, “Commode Galuchat,”  2014

World Auction Record for the Artist

$100,000 - 150,000

$275,000

£216,233/€243,568

125

Eckart Muthesius, Important sideboard, from the Maharaja of Indore's Banquet Hall, Manik Bagh Palace, Indore,  circa 1931

$200,000 - 300,000

$225,000

£176,917/€199,283

61

Judy Kensley McKie, “Monkey Settee,”  1994

$70,000 - 90,000

$187,500

£147,431/€166,068

85

Wendell Castle, Unique “Butterfly Love Seat,”  1967

$60,000 - 80,000

$106,250

£83,544/€94,105

1

Max Ingrand, Ceiling light, model no. 2077/1, circa 1958

$40,000 - 60,000

$106,250

£83,544/€94,105

119

Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of armchairs, model no. LC/PJ-SI-42-A, designed for the High Court and Assembly, Chandigarh, 1955-1956

$40,000 - 60,000

$100,000

£78,630/€88,570

134

Marcel Wanders, “Bon Bon Gold” chair, from the “Personal Editions” series, 2010

World Auction Record for the Artist

$20,000 - 30,000

$81,250

£63,887/€71,963

108

Pierre Chapo, Table, model T20, circa 1965

World Auction Record for the Artist

$30,000 - 40,000

$75,000

£58,950/€66,428

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

54

Martin Eisler, “Reversível” armchair, circa 1956

$15,000 - 20,000

$18,750

£14,743 /€16,606

 

*previous record price: $7,800 set in 2007

72

Ryoji Koie, “Oribe Tsubo,”  2000

$2,000 - 3,000

$5,000

£3,931/€4,428

 

*previous record price: $3,238 set in 2017

77

Lawson Oyekan, “Passage Pot (Afi Ika Afi Eke) Saworo,” 1993

$2,000 - 3,000

$3,500

£2,752/€3,100

 

*previous record price: $2,160 set in 2007

79

Richard Slee, “Boy in Field,”  1997

$3,000 - 5,000

$8,125

£6,388/€7,196

 

*previous record price: $5,441 set in 2008

89

Sakiyama Takayuki, “Listening to the Waves” vessel, 2007

$10,000 - 15,000

$25,000

£19,658/€22,143

 

*previous record price: $14,248 set in 2008

94

Isamu Noguchi, Rare chess table, model no. IN-61,  circa 1947

World Auction Record for this Design by the Artist

$150,000 - 250,000

$325,000

£255,547/€287,853

 

*previous record price: $302,500 set in 2012

108

Pierre Chapo, Table, model T20, circa 1965

$30,000 - 40,000

$75,000

£58,950/€66,428

 

*previous record price: $42,726 set in 2012

133

Ingrid Donat, “Commode Galuchat,”  2014

$100,000 - 150,000

$275,000

£216,233/€243,568

 

*previous record price: $246,297 set in 2016

134

Marcel Wanders, “Bon Bon Gold” chair, from the “Personal Editions” series, 2010

$20,000 - 30,000

$81,250

£63,887/€71,963

 

*previous record price: $66,000 set in 2010