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September 4th Influential Modern Design Auction. Sterling, Virginia VA

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Fair Auction Company, LLC


45681 Oakbrook CtSuite 110, Sterling, Virginia, 20166. USA. tel: 703.347.5088

14th Aug, 2019
Ended: 4th Sep, 2019
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Join us September 4th online for our Influential Modern Design Auction. Our catalog will sell hundreds of treasures from the mid-20th century including furniture, decor, art and lighting. All pieces have been curated over the past several months to bring you a special catalog to sell pieces from many important designers, originating from significant collections all across the eastern US. Bidding will open August 14th and all bidding will conclude Wednesday, September 4th at 8:30pm. Sterling, VA pickup is available Friday, Sept. 5th from 10am-4pm and Saturday Sept. 7th from 9am-noon. World wide shipping is available- please contact us with your zip code before bidding for a quote.

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Lot 1

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Lot 6

Our Vintage Furniture Condition Guide

Check out our vintage furniture condition guide, which we reference when describing the condition of furniture while cataloging.

Lot 7

Metal Flowering Plant Sculpture with Rock Base

Unmarked. Stands roughly 11 inches tall.

Lot 8

Large Italian Pottery Umbrella Stand

Attrb. to Alvino Bagni for Raymor. Having cast iron ring side handles. Marked Italy on the underside. 16.5 inches tall.

Lot 9

Curtis Jere Metal and Wood Bicycle Wall Sculpture

Signed and dated, but signature is difficult to read. 29.5 inches tall, 33 wide.

Lot 10

Teak Waste Bin with Swing Lid

11 inches tall and a diameter of 8. Showing some glue on the underside of the lid.

Lot 11

Metal Brutalist Tree Sculpture with Live Edge Wood

No signature found. 20 inches tall, 11 wide and 2.5 deep.

Lot 12

Set of 3 Sooner Glass Swans

2 multicolored and 1 red.

Lot 13

Hand Blown Green Glass Pitcher

Could also be used as a vase. 10 inches tall.

Lot 14

Abstract Metal Tree Wall Sculpture

Unmarked. 35 inches wide and 17.5 tall.

Lot 15

Large Staved Teak Bowl

Marked Siamese Teak Hong Kong Atapco. 5 inches tall, 12 in diameter.

Lot 16

Gonder for Bradley #2076 Mule Lamp

Gonder Ceramic Arts for Bradley Manufacturing #2076 in Victorian Wine. Marked with sticker on the side. 26 inches tall to top...

Lot 17

Vintage Horse Show Trophy Lamp

Marked 1914, silver tone. Having two light fixtures; one is functional and one is not. 25 inches tall.

Lot 18

Blenko Clear Crackle Glass Decanter / Stopper

10 inches tall. Marked Blenko Handmade.

Lot 19

Clear and Silver-Fade Ombre Glass and Pitcher Set

Attributed to Dorothy Thorpe, but unmarked. Pitcher is 10.5 inches tall.

Lot 20

Tall Studio Pottery Lamp

Green striped glaze over abstract design and a metal base. Has a crack running down one side. 43 inches tall to top of finial.

Lot 23

Mirror Retracted

Will be repaired and re-listed next auction.

Lot 24

Teak Tray w/ Cord-Wrapped Handles

No makers mark. Adequate condition.

Lot 25

Set of Cork Drink Coaster w/ Wooden Box

No maker's mark. Good condition.

Lot 29

Set of Floral Couroc Dishes

Set includes 2 floral plates designed for Western Airlines, 1 single flower plate and a single flower bowl.

Lot 30

Woven Lion Wall Tapestry

In very good condition. The consignor says this piece came from the estate of Ambassador John Burroughs. He was ambassador to...

Lot 31

Turquoise Fiestaware Pitcher

Made in USA. Having the earliest Homer Laughlin Fiesta mark, circa 1938-1969 .

Lot 32

Hand Painted Mexican Pottery Bowl and Pot

Hand painted clay pottery, both pieces signed and marked Mexico.

Lot 33

Hand Painted Mexican Pottery Owl Lot

Small pitcher/vase with owl painted on the side and a ceramic/pottery painted owl. Bird marked Tonala Jal and the vase marked,...

Lot 34

Hand Painted Ceramic Cat

Most likely made in Mexico.

Lot 35

2 Mexican Hand Painted Pottery Birds

One marked made in Mexico.

Lot 36

Lot of 3 Hand Painted Mexican Pottery Birds

Two are marked "Mexico"

Lot 37

Set of 3 Zodiac Pottery Mugs by Mara of Mexico

Zodiac signed features are Libra, Pisces and Leo. Each much is signed at the bottom with the sculptor's name.

Lot 38

Mexican Hand Painted Pitchers and Vase

Two are labeled "Mexico."

Lot 39

Pair of Large Hand Painted Pottery Birds

One bird is marked "Mexico" and initialed by the maker.

Lot 40

Set of 4 Belgian Glass Jars with Stoppers

Green and blue containers are labeled "Belgium." Clear container is unmarked.

Lot 41

Pair of Pablo Zabal Chilean Ceramic Birds

Birds are signed at the bottom.

Lot 42

Pair of Mexican Hand Painted Pottery Birds

Both birds marked "RS Mexico" and signed. Appear to be some kind of peacock or pheasant.

Lot 43

Brass and Hand Painted Ceramic Bird

Brass covering forms stylized feathers. No mark indicating origin. Damage to brass on chest as seen in picture.

Lot 44

Pink Glass Pitcher with Gold Ribbon Design

No indication of origin, but possibly Italian.

Lot 45

Set of Dansk Teak Coasters

Comes with burlap drawstring bag storage bag.

Lot 46

Set of 4 Mexican Pottery Animals

Two, the donkey and the hen, are marked "Mexico." The rest are presumably also from Mexico but not marked.

Lot 47

Small Black and Gold Ceramic Lamp

Lamp is functional. 19 inches tall to top of finial.

Lot 48

2 Danish Teak Cutting/Serving Boards

Includes a Digsmed board with metal handle and a teak tray by Erik S. Angelo, made by ESA Mobler Denmark.

Lot 49

Set of 3 Small Scandinavian Style Wood Figurines

Viking missing horns, unmarked. Woman marking faded, possibly "made in Germany". Man with hat labeled "Made in Taiwan, Republic...

Lot 50

Pair of Painted Wood Owl Art Pieces

Both are signed by their creators; one is signed "Chris De Ford" and the other is signed "Weir". Both from the 1970s.

Lot 51

2 Glass Vases

Includes a Boda rectangular vase and smoked glass vase (label is faded but "Denmark" can be vaguely made out).

Lot 52

Morgan Cutting Board and Walnut Box

Box labeled "handcrafted by Edward Gerard" and tray is labeled "Morgan designs"

Lot 53

Lot of Las Vegas Plate and Alessi Stainless Server

Includes vintage commemorative Las Vegas plate and stainless steel Alessi tray.

Lot 54

Dansk Vase, Kosta Boda Votive & Candle Holder

Includes a Dansk glass vase, a Kosta Boda swirl candle holder and an orange ceramic candle holder made in Finland.

Lot 55

Stylized Wooden Nude Bust

No signature from maker.

Lot 56

Dutch Tea Kettle and Japanese Bar Ware Set

Bar Ware set is made in Japan, metal kettle is made in Holland.

Lot 57

Pair of Crochet Needle Caddies

Could be used to transport wine bottles. Each is 14.5 inches tall with a diameter of 6.

Lot 58

Double Spout Studio Pottery Vessel

Handmade and signed by the artist on the underside (Becca). 12 inches tall.

Lot 59

Denis Vibert Vase and Studio Pottery Vase

Smaller bud vase with multiple small holes is marked Vibert. Taller piece with blue glaze is unmarked.

Lot 60

2 Sets of 4 Dansk JHQ Iron Candle Holders

Both sets of 4 marked Denmark, set with curved feet also marked JHQ.

Lot 61

Teak Cubist-Style Three Seat Sofa

In near mint condition. Made of solid wood with original upholstery. Only makers mark is in the form of a stamped "20" along the...

Lot 62

Teak Three Door Danish Credenza

No maker's mark. Near perfect condition. Features felt lined drawers an adjustable shelving. 71" wide 18" deep31" tall

Lot 63

Danish Bent Silberg End Table

Good condition aside from stain on top. Labeled on the bottom. 23. 5" wide16" deep 19" tall

Lot 64

Teak End Table with Solid Wood Legs

No maker's mark. Good condition.23" wide13" deep17" tall

Lot 65

Danker Furniture Armchair

Has some wear throughout, cushions are in very good condition. 27" wide28" deep23" tall

Lot 66

Rosewood Side Chair by Svegards

Made in Sweden. Has a beautiful brilliant blue upholstery. Very good condition.17" wide 17" deep31" tall

Lot 67

Petite Storage Cabinet on Wheels

Good condition. Top drawer is both a drawer and tray. 16" wide15.5" deep20" tall

Lot 68

Wall Mounted Wooden Wine Rack

Good condition. Designed to be mounted with screws. 6" wide9.75" deep34. 5" tall

Lot 69

Vintage Walnut Wall Mounted Shelf

Comes with a pair of supports designed to be screwed into the wall for mounting.30" wide12" deep6" tall

Lot 70

Plaid Upholstered Buch Style Chair

No maker's mark. Great condition. Fabric on the back of the back rest is stapled on and may need further securing. The wood is...

Lot 71

Beige-Upholstered Armchair

Has maker's mark printed on. Good condition. 26" wide 21" deep33" tall

Lot 72

Pair of Orange Upholstered Armchairs

Finish/ wood is worn in several places. Upholstery is in great condition. No maker's mark- these chairs are built solid with...

Lot 73

Vintage, Original Overman Lounge Chair

Comfortable lounge chair that reclines and swivels. Made from warm brown faux leather and has a rosewood finish to the base. Faux...

Lot 74

Beige Herman Miller Shell Chair

Labeled at the bottom. Legs show some corrosion. 18" wide22" deep31" tall

Lot 75

Beige Herman Miller Shell Chair, Eiffel Base

Unmarked. Missing two of its feet but otherwise in good condition. Original shock mounts are drying out (Herman Miller...

Lot 76

Pair of Orange Herman Miller Shell Chairs

Label is worn off on one but it is otherwise identical to the other. Legs show signs of corrosion and are missing some feet. 18"...

Lot 76a

Single Orange Herman Miller Shell Chair

Labeled on the bottom. Very good condition, has some wear on the legs. 18" wide22" deep 31" tall

Lot 77

Sam Avedon White Shell Chair

Not labeled but patent number indicates a Sam Avedon design. Legs show some corrosion.18" wide20" deep 31" tall

Lot 78

Lane Walnut Tall Dresser

In adequate condition. Having some areas of veneer loss and signs of wear. The hinges to the left top door will need to be...

Lot 79

Long Low Vintage Lane Walnut Dresser

In good condition. Showing some signs of wear to the finish, particularly to the top surface. Unique metal pulls. 30 inches tall,...

Lot 80

Lane Walnut Mirror

In good condition. Could be hung on a wall or attached to a Dresser. Matches Dresser in Lot 79. No attachment rods included. ...

Lot 81

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Attrb. Tulip Dining Table

Very good condition. Believed to be Eero Saarinen for Knoll, but cannot verify as no markings can be found. Having white metal...

Lot 82

Set of 4 Black Vinyl & Chrome Cantilever Chairs

Description updated 8/31: 2 in very good condition, 2 in good condition. 50/50 where they could be re-upholstered (references...

Lot 83

Bassett Tall Walnut Dresser with Brass Details

In very good condition. Having one spot of missing veneer on the back edge. Top is Formica with matching wood grain. 43.5 inches...

Lot 84

Pair of Burled Wood Front End Tables

Each in very good condition. Both having double front doors that open to an interior shelf that pulls out and peg backing for...

Lot 85

Harmony House Tall Walnut Dresser

In good condition. Showing some wear to the top surface and there is a chip to the lower edge of one drawer and the top corner....

Lot 86

Harmony House Walnut Night Stand

Overall good condition. Shows some surface wear and has some spots of veneer damage. 22 inches tall, 24 wide and 14 deep.

Lot 87

Teak Gentlemens Chest with Sculpted Pulls

Good condition. Overall in great shape, but has a dark water stain on the back edge of the top surface. Left side door swings...

Lot 88

3 Teak Uldum Mobelfabrik Danish Chairs

2 in very good condition. 1 in good condition with a could seat screws loose. Teal upholstery (not original) may need to be...

Lot 89

Cherry Dixie Triple Dresser

Good condition. Labeled inside of a drawer. Some minor damage to the veneer around the drawers. Top has been refinished and has a...

Lot 90

Paul McCobb Style Maple Desk

Overall good vintage condition. Having tall angled legs to the left and 3 pull out drawers on the lower right. 30.5 inches tall,...

Lot 91

Brazilian Rosewood Eames- Herman Miller 670 & 671

Stunning, original Charles and Ray Eames designed lounge chair model 670 and ottoman model 671. Beautifully kept condition, with...

Lot 92

Ltd Ed Pencil Signed Serigraph by Allen Bjorkman

Labeled "Nearly capture by the interaction between the void and the self" and signed by the artist. Measures 16" by 20.5"

Lot 93

Pair Bjorn Wiinblad Magic Flute Prints

Prints measure 21" by 21." One is signed with the artist's name.

Lot 94

Pencil Signed Block Print of Vase with Flowers

Signed "Queen Anne's Lace" by Christine Brown. Measures 12.5" by 23.5"

Lot 95

Artist Proof Lithograph Merritt by Kline

Pencil signed. Labeled "a/p Merritt Kline 1972" and measures 14" by 18"

Lot 96

Signed Serigraph of Man and Cart, 1955

Small piece of top left corner is missing. Signed "Vincent 55" and measures 42" by 29"

Lot 97

Signed I Love You" Serigraph

Signed with I. John, IV, 7-8 and "Sterling" Measures 21" by 17"

Lot 98

Set of 3 Food Themed Prints

All of the prints are signed. All are either 8.5" by 16.5" or 16.5" by 8.5." They're also labeled on the back for their origin.

Lot 99

Framed Photograph of Baloons

No indication of the photographer. Measures 22" by 18"

Lot 100

Framed Abstract Poster

Unsigned. Measures 22" by 28".

Lot 101

H. Matisse, Nu Bleu I 1952

Signed lithograph by Henri Matisse. Elegant, hidden frame. Excellent condition. Measures 20" by 27"

Lot 102

Framed Yarn Art Piece of Horses

No indication of who created the piece. Measures 15" by 19"

Lot 103

Signed Original Painting

Labeled on the back "Rebecca Ann Tefft-Stephens '00" and measures 16" by 16." Painting is exposed and lacks a frame.

Lot 104

Print of a Man on Horseback

No signature. Measures 18" by 16"

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