The New York Design sale totaled $7,162,375 with active in-room, phone, and online participation from established collectors to new buyers with registered bidders from 23 countries.
The top lots of the sale were Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), ‘Grand Wapiti,’ 2000, which realized$907,500, more than tripling its low estimate, and Marc Newson (B. 1963), Pod of Drawers, which sold for$763,500.
Notably, 100% of works offered from The Tuttleman Collection were sold with lots greatly exceeding estimates and strong results were realized for works by François-Xavier Lalanne, with all works offered sold totaling $1,663,250.
Impressive prices were realized for works by Gallé included in The Joel Schur Collection of Important Works by Gallé, with results from the sale setting the new records for the top-three prices of Gallé lamps, led by A Rare and Important ‘Wisteria’ Table Lamp, which sold for $331,500, establishing the world auction record for the artist in the medium.
Earlier this spring, the dedicated sale Carlo Scarpa: Visions in Glass 1926-1962. A Private European Collection, on May 4 in New York, totaled $2,427,750 with 80% sold by lot and 92% sold by value.
Together, both sales totaled $9,590,125.
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in first half of 2017 that totalled £2.35 billion / $3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.