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Wright536_3 The inch-thick catalog for auction house Wright's sale on Tuesday is a 290-lot drool-fest. Among the amusements: Italian designer Gaetano Pesce's clothesline of lamps, seven articles of clothing sheathed in resin and deployed as light-bulb diffusers. The piece is more than 18 feet wide.

A representative from Wright said the clothing can be rehung in any order, so when it feels like a shorts day, why, you can just move those orange trunks front and center.

Originally designed for a restaurant in Florence, Italy, Pesce's wardrobe will be sold as a single lot. The pieces, however, theoretically could be deployed individually. Wright estimate's: $5,000 to $7,000. 

For a peek at more items up for bidding, including Thom Mayne chairs, a one-of-a-kind Alexander Girard snake clock and a Harry Bertoia sculpture estimated to fetch $300,000 to $500,000, keep reading.

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Photo: Nee chairs by Thom Mayne (Morphosis), estimated to sell for $15,000 to $20,000 for the pair. The 1989 design is cast aluminum and perforated steel, originally made for the Leon Max women's apparel showroom.

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Photo: This pair of folding lounge chairs are a 1955 design by Pierre Jeanneret. Indian rosewood frames are finished with cane seats and backs. Estimate: $25,000 to $30,000 for the pair.

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Photo: A one-of-a-kind Alexander Girard clock designed in 1964. It's 18 inches in diameter and made of enameled steel and brass. Estimate: $7,000 to $9,000.

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Photo: Bathtub Fishbowl Loveseat is artist Joel Otterson's statement on consumerism rendered in enameled cast iron, copper pipes, upholstery and "appropriated elements." Estimate: $5,000 to $7,000.

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Photo: A pair of 7 1/2-inch Italian hourglasses, circa 1965, by Paolo Venini. Estimate: $1,500 to $2,000.

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Photo: A 1959 Whirlygig table clock, Model 2268, by George Nelson & Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Co. It's 8.5 inches tall and constructed of brass, glass and enameled wood. Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000.

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Photo: Marcel Wanders' Mobilis lounge chair from 1986 can sit upright or recline. The Wright catalog notes it's one of the designer's earliest designs to be put into production. Estimate: $5,000 to $7,000.

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Photo: An untitled Harry Bertoia bush sculpture is made of intricately welded copper and bronze. The piece is 3 feet, 6 inches tall, with hundreds of tiny points emanating from the core to form an undulating surface. Estimate: $300,000 to $500,000.

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-- Craig Nakano

Photos: Thea Dickman / Wright

Updated: Better photography has been added to this item since its original posting.

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