Some good results at Toomey & Co.’s Art & Design sale, March 8, 2020 and Freeman’s Design sale, March 31, 2020

Some good results at Toomey & Co.’s Art & Design sale, March 8, 2020 and Freeman’s Design sale, March 31, 2020

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Toomey & Co., Chicago, IL, held an Art & Design sale on March 8, 2020. The diverse sale included furniture, ceramics, glass and lamps. Following are a couple of interesting results.

Grueby 5-handled vase, Toomey lot #109

Lot # 109 was a nice Grueby 9″ vase with 5 handles. Estimated to sell for $4,000 – $6,000, it realized $10,625, including buyer’s premium.

Handel 18″ diameter Venice table lamp, Toomey lot #286

The sale included several Handel table lamps. Lot #286, a Venice scenic, was the best of the group. It sold near its low estimate, realizing $5,000, including buyer’s premium, against an estimate of $4,000 – $6,000. The Handel lamp market has been in a prolonged slump. This particular lamp would have sold for closer to $15,000 at the peak of the market more than a decade ago.

For the complete results of the sale, click here.

Tiffany 21″ diameter Nasturtium table lamp, Freeman lot #27

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, PA, held a Design sale on March 31, 2020, mostly with Meissen porcelain, furniture and four Tiffany lamps. The top result of the lamps was lot #27, a 21″ diameter Nasturtium on a rare root and Favrile ball base. Its final price of $206,250, including buyer’s premium, approximately quadrupled its low estimate of $50,000. Nice!

For the complete results of the sale, click here.


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Published at Mon, 27 Apr 2020 07:00:00 +0000

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