Phillips Design Day Sale New York 13th December

We love nothing more than to have a good thumb through auction catalogues. The Phillips Design Day Sale this December in New York presents over 100 exquisite lots, Max Ingrand mirrors, Venini wall lights, Gio Ponti armchairs and a heavy dose of Jean Prouvé.

This week we wanted to share some of the beautiful lots we have our eye on. The studio is working on some very special design projects at the moment and it’s always a pleasure when our clients are as inspired as we are when it comes to choosing a few special pieces to add a statement to their hallway, or dining room perhaps.

So here is our edit…

Starting from the top, to the left Wendell Castle’s unique “You’ll have to wait…” bench, is carved from stained Honduran mahogany. The estimated price for lot 168 has been set at $20,000-$30,000 but since his death at the beginning of the year his pieces have begun to sky rocket in value.

We have a soft spot for beautifully sculpted furniture and this “Waves” sofa by Anne-Mette Jensen and Morton Ernst has a starting price of $14,000. Imagine this piece in a vast chalet entrance, we might be inclined to add a couple of sheepskins to lay on!

Paris based artist and designer extraordinaire Hervé van der Straeten has 2 beautiful sculptural patinated bronze lighting pieces in this sale. To the left (lot 206) is his “Lustre Mobile No. 227” estimated at $20,000-$30,000 and to the right (lot 204) is his “Lustre á Facettes” estimated at $12,000-$18,000. Yes please to both.

Lot 184 is this beautiful maple and ebony low back settee from 1987 by Californian Sam Maloof. We’re falling for all the expensive pieces this sale, the estimate has been set at $20,000-$30,000.

Statement dining room tables are definitely our thing, and this striking “Goutte d’eau’ bronze and painted steel table by Belgian artist Ado Chale has an impressive estimate of $50,000-$70,000.

Ico Parisi designed these wall mounted rosewood and walnut console tables for ArteCasa (lot 121) in the 50’s. Still in beautiful condition we can see them sitting perfectly in a chalet entrance. The estimate begins at $15,000.

A classic Pierre Jeanneret bench makes our edit this sale. Anything with a hide, you know it has our vote. Circa 1960, the frame is teak, an absolutely classic piece, with an estimate this sale at $35,000-$55,000.

Our 2 final dream lots, this magnificent Georges Jouvre glazed stoneware mirror from the 40’s, estimated at $25,000-$35,000 and Howard Meister’s painted steel ‘Learning Her Lie’ chair from 1989. Another yes please and a lot finally under $20,000! This piece has an estimate starting at $8,000-$12,000.

The auction takes place on 13 December 2pm EST.

Viewing 9-13 December, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-6pm

450 Park Avenue, New York

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