Wright auction results: Nakashima, Nelson, Prouvé
Meanwhile the Jean Prouvé desk, right, had been estimated at $40,000 to $50,000. Standard Desk, No. 21, a 1940s design constructed of enameled steel, oak and limestone, ultimately sold for $57,500.
For more results, including eye-popping prices for a Michael Graves tea set and George Nelson clock, keep reading ...
This early 1980s Michael Graves-designed tea service sold for $20,000 in the Wright auction. The pre-auction estimate was just $7,000 to $9,000. The tray, coffee pot, teapot, creamer and sugar bowl with spoon are sterling silver, glass, plastic and enameled aluminum.
A Gaetano Pesce light fixture that we blogged about before the auction sold for $6,250.
A 1959 Whirlygig table clock, Model 2268, by George Nelson & Associates was estimated at $10,000 to $15,000. It sold for $11,250.
An untitled Harry Bertoia bush sculpture -- 3 feet, 6 inches tall, with hundreds of tiny points emanating from the core -- was estimated at $300,000 to $500,000. Bids ultimately did not meet the reserve, and the piece did not sell.
-- Craig Nakano
Photos: Thea Dickman / Wright
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