The Holiday Sale: Capsule's Gift Guide

Looking for gifts for your art-loving friends and family? We have some ideas.

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December 06, 2022

On December 8th, Capsule presents The Holiday Sale: Art, Design, and Decor. Nearly 400 lots in total, our end-of-year auction offers superb gifts for all of the art enthusiasts in your life. 

This alluring landscape by German painter Theo Von Brockhusen possesses the charm of a storybook illustration. With commanding linear perspective at the forefront of the work, it feels as if you could step right into the scene. 

Lot 277 Theo Von Brockhusen Untitled (Landscape with Trees) 1905
Lot 277 | Theo Von Brockhusen, Untitled (Landscape with Trees) (1905)

Fans of renowned designer Louis Comfort Tiffany should see this gorgeous favrile glass vase: in its iredescent grandeur, this is a shining example of Tiffany's mastery of the medium.

Lot 239, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase
Lot 239 | Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vase

Do you have the time? This unusual clock, which glows a vivid red and green, can tell you with style. 

Lot 265, Art Deco Neon Clock
Lot 265 | Art Deco Neon Clock

Hazy and intimate, this Robert Bliss oil on masonite work is a lovely example of the artist's soft figurative paintings. Bliss' skill in rendering chiaroscuro is quite impressive-- his carefully crafted shadows make the painting feel as though it could be a photograph.

Lot 281, Robert Bliss, Seated Swimmer (1960)
Lot 281 | Robert Bliss, Seated Swimmer (1960)

Hans Wegner’s famous Valet chair (Model JH540), designed in 1953, is a particularly exquisite item: it is said that Wegner created the first model for Danish King Frederik IX, who fell in love with the practicality of the design after seeing a four-legged prototype. 

Lot 314, Hans Wegner, Valet Chair Model JH540
Lot 314 | Hans Wegner, Valet Chair Model JH540

American artist Philip Evergood is known for his sharp social criticism, which finds a strong presence in his Dusk in the Garden. This WPA-era oil on canvas is a haunting caricature of modern life. 

Lot 271, Philip Evergood, Dusk in the Garden (c. 1946)
Lot 271 | Philip Evergood, Dusk in the Garden (c. 1946)

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a hostess with the mostess? This sparkling Fiestaware partial service fits the bill. In bright greens, blues, oranges, yellows, and pinks, this vintage 94-piece set is a dream. 

Lot 146, Extensive Fiesta Partial Service
Lot 146 | Extensive Fiesta Partial Service

Two folios from Czech painter and illustrator Alphonse Mucha, each complete, are fantastic finds for prints and rare book lovers alike. Figures Decoratives and also Documents Decoratifs, two ornate unbound books of Art Nouveau plates, come to Capsule from the collection of Seymour Stein.

Lot 338, Alphonse Mucha, Documents Decoratifs (circa 1902)
Lot 338 | Alphonse Mucha, Documents Decoratifs (circa 1902)

Pre-bidding for The Holiday Sale is available now. Live bidding begins December 8th at 11:00 AM. 

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