Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Ivey - Selkirk Modernism Auction Preview Part 2 - Previewier! Status: Gettin' The Itch To Go Yet?
I was just perusing the auction catalog and realized, what a coincidence...I'm breaking my blog post into three parts and the sale is broken into three parts! Most of what I'm interested in seeing sell is in the first session on Saturday starting at 11am. A lot of the art is going on the second session starting on Sunday at 11am. with the rest of the art selling on Monday at 11am. By the way, are these bad boys sexy as all h*ll or what?
Don't they kinda remind you of a pair of Hans Wegner folding rope chairs but all tarted up in
a black cocktail dress and ridiculously high heels? It'd be sweet to load these up and bring
them back here to the joint next Saturday but I'm certainly not going to hold my breath.
I'm also kinda smitten with this Brown Saltman coffee table. I think it would look great joining
the two sections of the blue sofa sectional I just got last week! The Raymond Loewy china set
looks pretty sweet too even though it's kinda plain. Lots of people prefer the subtleties of
undecorated china like this. I myself like my china kinda loud and out there!
I'd certainly prefer the "chicklet" Herman Miller chairs in a solid color but surely these will
make some lucky buyer super happy. Of course I'd love to snatch up the silver art deco
lucite base globe...but again, I'm not going to be surprised or upset if I come home empty
The yellow lounge chair and ottoman are dead ringers for George Mulhauser bits except for
those big armrests. I haven't ever seen one like it. I - S just have it list as a Plycraft Style
lounge chair and ottoman. I'd wager it is in fact a Plycraft as the legs look very similar to my
Plycraft lounge chair and ottoman. Need a coffee table that can double as a place for your
significant other to sit and explain why you cannot bring any more furniture home? How about
a nice slat danish style slat bench!
Two of my favorite pieces right here. I've always had a soft spot for the Eileen Gray side
table (c. 1927!) and wouldn't it look sweet supporting a refreshing cocktail next to your's truly
relaxing on that amazing Le Corbusier lounge chaise? Oh to dream. Sure, I could get some
reproductions and be happy as a clam. Matter of fact...I probably will some day! I ain't no
snob! Yeah, that "refreshing cocktail" will probably be a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
This dining table with the red acrylic chairs kinda reminds me of an Isamu Nogutchi Cyclone
table but it also kinda smacks of Ikea. The tubular chrome table, labeled Lloyd's Loom
Products, is quite attractive. I've got a little thing for machine age furniture. I'd love to some
day do a whole "Kem Weber" style living room. I think a Le Corbusier lounge would look
great in a Kem Weber inspired environment!
Last but not least (at least for today...I still have one more post to publish on this!) is this well
worn Eames Storage Unit set. The smaller units are missing their doors and over all there are
plenty of condition issues to give potential buyers pause but c'mon...it's Awesome! It's the
REAL DEAL! I'd love to have a set like this. The rocker in front of the set is plastic. Again,
I don't have any issues with reproductions as long as the piece properly represents the original.
Of course I prefer an original in fiberglass! I wonder how much the Zebra rug will go for. That
would be a super score. Wish Mr. Modtomic some luck will ya?!