17 December 2019

SALE RESULTS

 

Phillips’ December Design Auction Realizes $3.5 Million,

Led by Jean Royère’s “Ours Polaire” Sofa

New York, 17 December 2019

Sale Total: $3,461,438/ £2,637,962/ €3,103,871

Lots Sold: 142 | Lots Offered: 177

Sold by Lot: 80% | Sold by Value: 89%

 

 

 

Cordelia Lembo, Phillips’ Head of Design, New York, said, “Strong international demand for exceptional examples of French Post-War Design prevailed at the December Design sale, Phillips’ final auction of the year. There was a great deal of enthusiasm for works by Jean Royère, with five of his works figuring in the top ten lots, led by the red “Ours Polaire” sofa at $487,500, as well as for Jean-Michel Frank, whose pair of floor lamps soared to nearly five times their low estimate. Italian post-war lighting also performed exceptionally well, as collectors vied for important works by Carlo Scarpa and Gino Sarfatti and with a new record set for Elio Monesi. We were also delighted to set new records for works by Claggett Wilson and Max Lamb. This season, we had the privilege of working with several exceptional private collections, including those of Ann and Robert Fromer, as well as Florence Knoll Bassett, whose nineteenth century weathervanes brought a new group of collectors to our saleroom.”

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

10

Jean Royère, “Ours Polaire” sofa,  1950s

$300,000 - 500,000

$487,500

£371,524/€437,141

1

Jean Royère, Pair of "Mirabeau" stools, circa 1957

$30,000 - 40,000

$287,500

£219,104/€257,801

4

Jean Royère, Rare “Œuf” chest of drawers,  circa 1956

$100,000 - 150,000

$187,500

£142,894/€168,131

66

Jeroen Verhoeven, "Lectori Salutem",  2010

$120,000 - 180,000

$150,000

£114,315/€134,505

9

Jean Royère, “Persane” floor lamp, circa 1954

$60,000 - 80,000

$150,000

£114,315/€134,505

8

Jean Royère, “Boule" armchair,  circa 1957

$120,000 - 180,000

$125,000

£95,263/€112,088

159

Jean-Michel Frank, Pair of floor lamps, circa 1940

$20,000 - 30,000

$93,750

£71,447/€84,066

29

Gino Sarfatti, Rare ceiling light, model no. 2041, circa 1946

$30,000 - 40,000

$75,000

£57,158/€67,253

163

Carlo Scarpa, Monumental chandelier, circa 1927

$30,000 - 40,000

$67,500

£51,442/€60,527

152

Claggett Wilson, Set of twelve dining chairs,  circa 1930

$40,000 - 60,000

$67,500

£51,442/€60,527

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

43

Carlo Ratti, Daybed, circa 1955

$5,000 - 7,000

$11,250

£8,574/€10,088

 

*previous record price: $2,631 set in 2014

54

Elio Monesi, Ceiling light, model no. 12859, circa 1961

$8,000 - 12,000

$16,250

£12,384/€14,571

 

*previous record price: $7,348 set in 2019

68

Max Lamb, “Bronze Poly Chair”, designed 2006

$8,000 - 12,000

$37,500

£28,579/€33,626

 

*previous record price: $27,777 set in 2008

136

Alexandre Bigot, Dish, circa 1900

$3,000 - 5,000

$8,125

£6,192/€7,286

 

*previous record price: $6,250 set in 2017

152

Claggett Wilson, Set of twelve dining chairs,  circa 1930

$40,000 - 60,000

$67,500

£51,442/€60,527

 

*previous record price: $5,750 set in 2018

 

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Prices Achieved include the buyer's premium and are reported net of applicable fees. 

 Phillips is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

 

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