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Angelo Lelli Triennale lamp for Arredoluce (c. 1960)

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Twentieth-century design auctions at Capsule & Litchfield occur approximately five times per year and include modern designs in furniture and the decorative arts: glass, pottery, silver, carpets, mirrors, lighting, and more.

Some of the most formidable designers and makers of the twentieth century — many of whom we have handled — include: Louis Comfort Tiffany, René Lalique, Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eileen Gray, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Hans Wegner, Kaare Klint, Finn Juhl, Barbro Nilsson, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi, Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Edward Wormley, Tommi Parzinger, Piero Fornasetti, Gio Ponti, Nicolò and Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Carlo Mollino, Marc Newson, William Morris, Dale Chihuly, Peter Voulkos, Karen Karnes, Toshiko Takaezu, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, George Nelson, and Vladimir Kagan.

Angelo Lelli Triennale lamp
for Arredoluce (c. 1960)

Twentieth-century design auctions at Capsule & Litchfield occur approximately five times per year and include modern designs in furniture and the decorative arts: glass, pottery, silver, carpets, mirrors, lighting, and more.

Some of the most formidable designers and makers of the twentieth century — many of whom we have handled — include: Louis Comfort Tiffany, René Lalique, Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eileen Gray, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Hans Wegner, Kaare Klint, Finn Juhl, Barbro Nilsson, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi, Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Edward Wormley, Tommi Parzinger, Piero Fornasetti, Gio Ponti, Nicolò and Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Carlo Mollino, Marc Newson, William Morris, Dale Chihuly, Peter Voulkos, Karen Karnes, Toshiko Takaezu, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, George Nelson, and Vladimir Kagan.

All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.

— Pablo Picasso

Tiffany Studios

Four Tiffany lamps sold for a total of $367,800

In a small apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens, partially hidden under piles of vintage modern furniture and wrapped in yellowed pages of the New York Times from the 1970s, these four Tiffany lamps were a part of an incredible trove that eventually sold for well over $500,000. The turtleback tile hanging lantern (pictured lower left) was the most rare and unusual of the group —  it alone sold for $177,000.

Designs from Tiffany Studios, clockwise from top left: Dogwood, leaded glass and patinated bronze hanging chandelier, c. 1910, sold for $79,800; patinated bronze, leaded glass and favrile Chainmail glass hanging chandelier, sold for $48,000; A rare Tiffany Studios turtleback tile, leaded glass and bronze acorn form hanging lantern, sold for $177,000; Dragonfly leaded glass and bronze table lamp, c. 1905, sold for $63,000.

Tiffany Studios

Four Tiffany lamps sold for a total of $307,800

In a small apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens, partially hidden under piles of vintage modern furniture and wrapped in yellowed pages of the New York Times from the 1970s, these four Tiffany lamps were a part of an incredible trove that eventually sold for well over $500,000. The turtleback tile hanging lantern (pictured lower left) was the most rare and unusual of the group —  it alone sold for $117,000

Designs from Tiffany Studios, clockwise from top left: Dogwood, leaded glass and patinated bronze hanging chandelier, c. 1910, sold for $79,800; patinated bronze, leaded glass and favrile Chainmail glass hanging chandelier, sold for $48,000; A rare Tiffany Studios turtleback tile, leaded glass and bronze acorn form hanging lantern, sold for $117,000; Dragonfly leaded glass and bronze table lamp, c. 1905, sold for $63,000.

Color is to the eye
what music is to the ear.

— Louis C. Tiffany

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