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Auction Description for Sanford and Son Auction: 20th Century Design Heros
Auction Description:
Sale of a life time collection.  Objects from the collection of Artist & Writer Jack Gunter.  Furniture and art designed or inspired by a wish list of 20th Century artists and designers.

Charles Rennie MacIntosh
Gilbert Rohde
Tiffany & Co
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Stow & Davis
Elton Bennett
Jasper Johns
Cy Twombly
Kenneth Noland
Albert Stickley
L. & JG Stickley
Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters
African Artists
Timor Island Artists
Marquesas Island Artists
J. Michelle Franc
Warren MacArthur
Walter Dorwin Teague
Charles Limbert.
Gustav Stickley
Faries Lamp Co
OC white Lamp co
William Morris (19th century designer)
William Morris (29th century glass artist)
Joseph Hoffmann
Le Corbusier
Marcel Breuer
Paul Frankl
20th century industrial designers
Mies Van der Rohe
Florence Knoll
Andrew Wyeth
Roy Lichtenstein
Bauhaus Design
Native American Artists
Jack Gunter
Chuck Close
Frank Lloyd Wright Memphis Design
IP Frink
Velvet Painters of the 70?s
Proctor Silex
Viewing Notes:
Friday May 2nd Noon to 5pm, Saturday May 3rd 10am until Noon.

20th Century Design Heros

by Sanford and Son Auction


284 lots | 283 with images

May 3, 2014

Live Auction

743 Broadway

Tacoma, WA, 98402 USA

Phone: 4253464750

Email: flyngpig@camano.net

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Long South Seas Mask

Lot 1: Long South Seas Mask

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Description: Timor Island Tiki ornamental mask. Animal teeth. 37? Long x 9.5? Across

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Fir Mission Style Table

Lot 2: Fir Mission Style Table

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Description: Hexagon top Taboret or plant stand. 15? Across x 20? High

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Bauhaus Knock Articulated Table

Lot 3: Bauhaus Knock Articulated Table

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Description: 40" X 27" x 20" circa 1940 Swiss. Mahogany and patinated steel.

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Thonet Nouveau Bentwood Chair

Lot 4: Thonet Nouveau Bentwood Chair

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Description: 35" High x 16" Wide x 17" Deep. Beautiful lyrical organic form. Signed. circa 1890.

Condition Report: Needs new seat.

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Set of Two Arts and Crafts Side Chairs

Lot 5: Set of Two Arts and Crafts Side Chairs

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Description: Buffalo Chair Co. Original Finish.

Condition Report: New fabric.

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Dinshah-attuned Color Waves-Semaphore

Lot 6: Dinshah-attuned Color Waves-Semaphore

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Description: 44" High x 15" Wide. Ultimate 1930-50?s chromatic healing device. It took a thousand watt bulb. The inventor was sent to prison for his claims. Twice. A resoration project. many of the colored glass filters need repair. The timer is missing on the side. The wonderful cast aluminum base has been repaired fifty years ago. Who cares? just look at it, or start your own chroma therapy practice.

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Wrought Iron Floor Lamp with A & C Shade

Lot 7: Wrought Iron Floor Lamp with A & C Shade

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Description: 50" High with original Leaded Glass Shade

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Set of 5 English Arts & Crafts Chairs in the style of Liberty Co Chairs.

Lot 8: Set of 5 English Arts & Crafts Chairs in the style of Liberty Co Chairs.

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Description: 43" High x 21" Wide x 21" Deep ? Art nouveau tulip cut-out quarter-sawn English oak chairs. Seats covered by rare, original fabric weavings by William Morris. "Strawberry Thief" pattern.

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1860's Quilt

Lot 9: 1860's Quilt

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Description: 87" x 87" Presentation quilt. hand signed in corner. From Albany, NY. Said to be an original safe house quilt.

Condition Report: Nearly perfect condition,minor stains(see photo).

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Medical Cabinet with swing out Waste Basket hoop

Lot 10: Medical Cabinet with swing out Waste Basket hoop

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Description: 36" High x 20" Wide x 16" Deep nice sized painted metal medical cabinet. Some wear on original finish. Rust damage in back. Removable Formica top with aluminum banding. Nifty swing-out wastebasket hoop inside. Nornan Bel Geddes industrial pulls.

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Prairie School Tall Dr's Chair

Lot 11: Prairie School Tall Dr's Chair

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Description: If Frank Lloyd Wright designed an adjustable hight doctor?s examination chair in 1910, this is what it would look like.53? High x 16" Wide x 16" Deep

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Morris Chair

Lot 12: Morris Chair

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Description: Grand Rapids Morris Chair with adjustable dowels.

Condition Report: Missing 1 dowel.

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Arts and Crafts Morris Rocker

Lot 13: Arts and Crafts Morris Rocker

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Description: 1910-1915. Wide arms. Oak and secondary wood. 32" Wide x 36" High x 35" Deep.

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Pair Arts & Crafts Oak Side Chairs

Lot 14: Pair Arts & Crafts Oak Side Chairs

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Description: Grand Rapids attribution with original finish.

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Michigan Chair Co side chairs

Lot 15: Michigan Chair Co side chairs

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Description: Pair of signed Michigan Chair Co. chairs with cutouts.

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Stickley Bro Side Chair

Lot 16: Stickley Bro Side Chair

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Description: Stickley Side Chair light finish signed

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Stickley Bro Side Chair

Lot 17: Stickley Bro Side Chair

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Description: Gothic Form wood seat signed with metal tag.

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Original Alvo Aalto Tank Chair

Lot 18: Original Alvo Aalto Tank Chair

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Description: 28" H x 31" Wide x 36" Deep .. 1940-50's.

Condition Report: Upholstery is perfect

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Stickely Brothers Side Chair

Lot 19: Stickely Brothers Side Chair

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Description: Beefy quarter-sawn signed Stickley Brother's side chair similar to Gustav Stickley's Thorndon Chair with full through-tenons through the legs. Signed. 38" High x 27" Wide x 22" Deep.

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L. & J.G..Stickley Arm Chair

Lot 20: L. & J.G..Stickley Arm Chair

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Description: Good L. and J.G. arm chair. Original finish. Unsigned

Condition Report: Seat has been recovered.

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Early 20th Century Gas Can

Lot 21: Early 20th Century Gas Can

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Description: Painted metal with 1930 articulation. 19" High x 11" Across. Metal manufacture tag.

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Green Gooseneck Double Task Lamp

Lot 22: Green Gooseneck Double Task Lamp

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Description: Mid-century double gooseneck table lamp. Great original finish.

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3 Arm Griffin Lamp

Lot 23: 3 Arm Griffin Lamp

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Description: Solid brass three arm early electric fixture with cast griffin heads. White opal glass fluted shades. 41" Long x 24" Across

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Radio Flyer Town & Country Wagon

Lot 24: Radio Flyer Town & Country Wagon

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Description: Older classic wagon with stake sides.17" Wide x 43 Long x 21" High.

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6 Gallon Crock

Lot 25: 6 Gallon Crock

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Description: Blue # 6 - 20" High x 14" Across

Condition Report: Perfect condition

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McIntosh Style Chair

Lot 26: McIntosh Style Chair

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Description: 72" High x 20" Wide x 18" Deep ..Stunning form that has the feel of Charles Rennie MacIntosh. Black painted wood and composition board. Probably a high end store display or prototype.

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Blue Legged Industrial Work Table

Lot 27: Blue Legged Industrial Work Table

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Description: 48" High x 30" Long x 18" Across. Original hardwood top

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Pine Country Store Dress Cabinet

Lot 28: Pine Country Store Dress Cabinet

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Description: Primitive country store cabinet with large dovetail detail on top. Original pulls. 32" High x 16.5" Deep x 34" Wide.

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Country Store Step-back Cupboard

Lot 29: Country Store Step-back Cupboard

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Description: 19th century fir display cabinet. Glass intact. Metal country store hardware. From a turn of the century country store in Darrington, Washington. Roughness to feet, but structurally sound. 66" High x 40" Wide x 15" Deep.

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Montgomery Time Clock

Lot 30: Montgomery Time Clock

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Description: Industrial artifact. Good condition. 11" x 8" x 4"

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1910's Prairie Magazine Stand

Lot 31: 1910's Prairie Magazine Stand

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Description: Solid oak, from a Chicago library. 1910-1920. 50" High x 40" Wide x 20" Deep

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African Wood Drum Pedestal

Lot 32: African Wood Drum Pedestal

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Description: Possibly 1920's France. Style of J. Michelle Franc. 14" Wide on top x 18" High x 11" Wide

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Medical Cabinet

Lot 33: Medical Cabinet

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Description: 36" High x 20" Wide x 16" Deep nice sized white painted metal medical cabinet.

Condition Report: Some wear on original finish.

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2 Austrian Bentwood Chairs

Lot 34: 2 Austrian Bentwood Chairs

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Description: Light finish beach, J. & J. Kohn Co. 34" High x 17" Across (Seat) x 13.5" Across (Back)

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Pair J & J Kohn Chairs

Lot 35: Pair J & J Kohn Chairs

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Description: Similar to Joseph Hoffmann's "Sanitarium" chairs. Repairs to bent wood stretchers. Signed. 35" High x 15" Wide x 16" Deep.

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Floor Lamp attributed to Gilbert Rohde

Lot 36: Floor Lamp attributed to Gilbert Rohde

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Description: 1930's chrome and wood floor lamp with original drum shade.

Condition Report: Losses to chrome finish.

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Stickley Brothers Office Arm Chair

Lot 37: Stickley Brothers Office Arm Chair

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Description: Original finish with arms and trumpeted front stretcher. 38" High x 23"(Seat)x 18" Across (Back). Original leather seat and wheels. Unsigned.

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Set of 6 Breuer Chairs

Lot 38: Set of 6 Breuer Chairs

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Description: Style S32 designed in 1928. Mid-century manufacture.

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Aloe Diathermy Generator and Booklet

Lot 39: Aloe Diathermy Generator and Booklet

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Description: 49" High x 20" Wide x 15" Deep 1930's medical device. Short radio waves produce heat to stop bleeding. Complete with instructions and attachments. The only other known example is in the Tesla Museum.

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Revolving Book Case

Lot 40: Revolving Book Case

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Description: Rare country store pine bookcase with ratcheted book stand on top. Fantastic carousel revolving mechanism underneath. 45" High x 20.5" Wide x 10.5" Deep

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50's Typewriter Desk

Lot 41: 50's Typewriter Desk

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Description: Deluxe mid-century three drawer office desk with blonde wood top. 62" Wide x 37" Deep x 30" High.

Condition Report: Excellent condition.

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Rustic Card Table

Lot 42: Rustic Card Table

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Description: Lodge Pole Pine, collapsible. 29" High x 28" Square.

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Silex Original Glass 5 Station Coffee Maker

Lot 43: Silex Original Glass 5 Station Coffee Maker

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Description: 1930's restaurant counter percolator. Super rare 5 pot warmer. Complete. Nickel Plated Brass. 26" High x 25" Wide x 15" Deep.

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Vintage Bus Token Apparatus

Lot 44: Vintage Bus Token Apparatus

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Description: Steam punk sculpture. Black painted metal. 35" High x 8" Across x 7" Deep. "Please Pay As You Enter," "Ride Free Area", "Please Pay as You Leave".

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Koken Barber Chair

Lot 45: Koken Barber Chair

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Description: 43" High x 31 "Wide x 25" Deep ..Rare Koken chair with wheeled legs arts and crafts style with perfect leather and original white paint.

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1930's Universal Electric Table Fan

Lot 46: 1930's Universal Electric Table Fan

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Description: Rare table model fan. original distressed finish. Works unusually well to move air. 17" High x 15" Deep.

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Molesworth style Telephone Table & Chair

Lot 47: Molesworth style Telephone Table & Chair

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Description: Collected from a Montana ranch. Similar to another Molesworth telephone table and chair. New leather to seat and top.

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MacArthur Table

Lot 48: MacArthur Table

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Description: 18" High x 36" Wide x 18"Deep super rare aluminum and Formica topped coffee table. Designed and manufactured by Warren Macarthur 1925-1935. Collected in Napier, New Zealand. Roughness to aluminum band that circles the top. All original.

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Marquesa Island Carving

Lot 49: Marquesa Island Carving

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Description: Provenance: A gift from the Governor of the Marquesa islands to a visitor in the 1950's. Crocodile form. Finely carved with cowrie shell eyes. 33" Long x 9" Wide x 9" High.

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Stow & Davis Desk

Lot 50: Stow & Davis Desk

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Description: Super high quality Stow & Davis oak desk. Steel frame. Stow & Davis was commissioned by Frank Lloyd Wright to construct steel and wood desks for the Johnson's Wax Company building in Racine, Wisconsin.

Condition Report: Perfect condition.

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