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Auction Description for Wright: Mass Modern
Viewing Notes:
8 - 12 July 2013, 10 am - 5pm Central. Extended viewing with refreshments July 11th from 5 - 8 pm.

Mass Modern

by Wright


499 lots with images

July 13, 2013

Live Auction

1440 W Hubbard

Chicago, IL, 60642 USA

Phone: 312-563-0020

Fax: 312-563-0040

Email: consign@wright20.com

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Alvar Aalto Tank lounge chair

Lot 100: Alvar Aalto Tank lounge chair

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Description: Alvar Aalto Tank lounge chair ICF Finland, 1937/2000 upholstery, laminated birch 30 w x 33 d x 26.5 h inches Signed with decal manufacturer's label to underside of frame: [ICF].

Condition Report: Recent example in fine condition

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Alvar Aalto pendant lamps model A110, pair

Lot 101: Alvar Aalto pendant lamps model A110, pair

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Description: Alvar Aalto pendant lamps model A110, pair Artek Finland, 1952/c. 2000 enameled steel, brass 6 dia x 17 h inches Signed with decal manufacturer's label to ceiling plate of each example: [Artek Model 400014]. Literature: Alvar & Aino Aalto Design: Bischofberger Collection, Kellein, pg. 173 Alvar Aalto: 1898-1976, Ruusuvuroi, fig. 230

Condition Report: Recent example, several losses to paint on upper rim of lower tier of fixture, otherwise fine condition

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Alvar Aalto pendant lamps model A110, pair

Lot 102: Alvar Aalto pendant lamps model A110, pair

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Description: Alvar Aalto pendant lamps model A110, pair Artek Finland, 1952/c. 2000 enameled steel, brass 6 dia x 17 h inches Signed with decal manufacturer's label to ceiling plate of each example: [Artek Model 400015]. Literature: Alvar & Aino Aalto Design: Bischofberger Collection, Kellein, pg. 173 Alvar Aalto: 1898-1976, Ruusuvuroi, fig. 230

Condition Report: Recent example, some fine scratches and scuffs to lower tier of fixture, otherwise fine condition

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Alvar Aalto L-leg desk, return and pair of chairs

Lot 103: Alvar Aalto L-leg desk, return and pair of chairs

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Description: Alvar Aalto L-leg desk, return and pair of chairs Artek Finland, 1933/c. 1950 birch, birch plywood, burled maple, brass 45.25 w x 28 d x 28.5 h inches Chair measures: 25 w x 25 d x 32.25 h inches. Return features five drawers and two adjustable shelves; it measures: 15.75 w x 27.5 d x 26.5 h inches. Literature: Alvar Aalto: Designer, Lahti, pg. 173 Alvar Aalto, Schildt, ppg. 49-50 Provenance: Baldwin Kingrey, Chicago | Private collection

Condition Report: Scattered soiling, abrasions and mars to desk surfaces, concentrated to leading edges of desktop and lower legs, consistent with material and use. Desktop shows moderate wear with scattered areas of watermarks and dryness; one white paint mark to edge measures 1/2 inch. Cabinet shows wear and abrasions concentrated to leading edges of drawer fronts; one drawer interior is stained with ink. Cabinet top has one linear separation to side, measuring approximately ten inches, not affecting stability. One chair has been repaired at one point in time, with blocking added to underside of seat and screws for support. Chairs sets both show stable cracking and separation to the finish from age.

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Alvar Aalto L-leg stools, set of three

Lot 104: Alvar Aalto L-leg stools, set of three

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Description: Alvar Aalto L-leg stools, set of three Artek Finland, 1934-1936/c. 1950 laminated birch, birch 15 w x 15 d x 25.5 h inches Signed with partial decal distributor's label to underside of two examples: [Baldwin Kingrey Fine Furniture Chicago 105 East Ohio St.]. Literature: Alvar Aalto: Designer, Lahati, pg. 172 Provenance: Baldwin Kingrey, Chicago | Private collection

Condition Report: Scattered soiling, abrasions and mars to surfaces concentrated to seats, backrests and lower legs, consistent with material and use. Finish to seats and backrests show splitting and cracking, not affecting structure. All stools are currently sound structurally, with some looseness to legs in use. Overall fine vintage appearance.

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Abercrombie & Fitch, attribution leather turtle

Lot 105: Abercrombie & Fitch, attribution leather turtle

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Description: Abercrombie & Fitch, attribution leather turtle United Kingdom, c. 1965 leather, plastic 19.5 w x 23.25 d x 8.25 h inches

Condition Report: Attractive wear to leather from age and contact. Several punctures to leather at underside.

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Josef Albers Formulations/Articulations I & II

Lot 106: Josef Albers Formulations/Articulations I & II

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Description: Josef Albers Formulations/Articulations I & II Harry N. Abrams/Ives-Sillman Germany/USA, 1972 screenprints on paper 15 h x 20 w inches This portfolio contains 27 of the original 66 works. Signed with embossed artist initials, portfolio and folder number to reverse of most examples.

Condition Report: Incomplete set, many show signs of soft handling marks and creases to corners,s ome have light scuffs, smudges, and/or markings to face. Sold as is.

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Mauri Almari table lamp

Lot 107: Mauri Almari table lamp

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Description: Mauri Almari table lamp Idman Finland, c. 1955 brass, enameled brass, leather, enameled steel 11 w x 6.25 d x 18 h inches Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to hinge: [Idman].

Condition Report: Leather is pulling at two points along base. Small flakes of loss to enamel on top of shade. Small misshapen area to edge of shade. Fine vintage condition overall.

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American armchair

Lot 108: American armchair

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Description: American armchair c. 1955 stained ash, canvas webbing 20 w x 23 d x 29 h inches

Condition Report: Scattered areas of discoloration with sun fading and staining, fair vintage condition

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American bookshelf

Lot 109: American bookshelf

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Description: American bookshelf c. 1975 chrome-plated steel, glass, laminate 42 w x 14 d x 78 h inches

Condition Report: Decent sized loss to on glass shelf at end; smaller scattered chips to others. Scratches and minor surface wear to base and frame.

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American chair

Lot 110: American chair

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Description: American chair c. 1950 birch plywood, enameled steel 16 w x 19 d x 31.25 h inches

Condition Report: Overall fair condition in need of some restoration, section of plywood is missing to one corner, heavy wear to set and legs, base is loose.

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American chairs, set of four

Lot 111: American chairs, set of four

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Description: American chairs, set of four c. 1985 bamboo, leather 21.5 w x 22 d x 33.5 h inches

Condition Report: Fine vintage condition showing only minor, light wear

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American coffee table

Lot 112: American coffee table

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Description: American coffee table c. 1985 glass, chrome-plated steel 60 w x 36 d x 17 h inches

Condition Report: 1/2'' chip to glass at one long edge, overall general use wear.

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American sofa

Lot 113: American sofa

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Description: American sofa c. 1980 bamboo, upholstery 90 w x 36 d x 30 h inches

Condition Report: Fine vintage condition showing only minor, light wear

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American lounge chairs, set of three

Lot 114: American lounge chairs, set of three

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Description: American lounge chairs, set of three c. 1980 upholstery, bamboo 36 w x 36 d x 30 h inches

Condition Report: Fine vintage condition showing only minor, light wear

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American nesting tables, set of three

Lot 115: American nesting tables, set of three

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Description: American nesting tables, set of three c. 1965 enameled steel, glass, brass 16 w x 17.5 d x 50 h inches One table features a lamp.

Condition Report: Small point losses to enamel, shade is likely updated, good vintage condition

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American occasional table

Lot 116: American occasional table

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Description: American occasional table c. 1980 glass, chrome-plated aluminum 15 w x 17.5 d x 16.25 h inches

Condition Report: Poor condition, two chips to glass corners at base, surface wear and abbrasions throughout example

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American office chair

Lot 117: American office chair

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Description: American office chair c. 1960 leather, enameled steel, cast aluminum 21.5 w x 22 d x 31.5 h inches

Condition Report: Fair condition, showing some impressions to leather, nicks and scratches to leather from age and use.

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American outdoor dining set

Lot 118: American outdoor dining set

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Description: American outdoor dining set c. 1985 enameled steel 38 w x 38 d x 30 h inches Set includes table and three chairs; chairs measure: 31 w x 30.5 d x 34 h inches.

Condition Report: Consistent with outdoor use, there is some pitting and bubbling to paint from rust mostly to surface of table top, white scuff marks to frames of all elements.

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American screen

Lot 119: American screen

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Description: American screen c. 1980 lacquered wood, fruitwood 50 w x 10 d x 71.5 h inches

Condition Report: Screen elements show several repaired joints to top and bottom. Minor split to wood frame at right, top corner. One end panel is loose at bottom. Overall structurally sound and in good condition.

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American sculptural table

Lot 120: American sculptural table

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Description: American sculptural table c. 1990 cast plaster, glass 42 dia x 28.5 h inches

Condition Report: 3 x 3'' chip to corner of base, assorted minor small chips and losses to top areas of piece, two small bruise chips to glass top

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American lounge chairs, pair

Lot 121: American lounge chairs, pair

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Description: American lounge chairs, pair c. 1975 upholstery 30 w x 32 d x 30 h inches

Condition Report: Some diseingration to foam, mild fading or staining to upholstery.

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Just Andersen table lamp

Lot 122: Just Andersen table lamp

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Description: Just Andersen table lamp Guldsmeds Aktiebolaget Denmark, c. 1945 Disko metal, paper shade 8.25 dia x 20 h inches Signed with cast manufacturer's mark to underside: [Just D63 disko metal].

Condition Report: Attractive patina to metal elements with one 1/4" area of discoloration to neck near base. Tested and in working order.

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Knud Andersen lidded vessel

Lot 123: Knud Andersen lidded vessel

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Description: Knud Andersen lidded vessel Royal Copenhagen Denmark, c. 1935 glazed and gilt stoneware, bronze 8 dia x 7.25 h inches Impressed signature with three line wave mark to bronze elements: [KA]. Glazed three line manufacturer's marks and applied paper manufacturer's label to underside: [Royal Copenhagen].

Condition Report: Fine condition, free of chips, cracks and repairs

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Ron Arad Paintitain't

Lot 124: Ron Arad Paintitain't

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Description: Ron Arad Paintitain't Lippert Wilkens Partner United Kingdom, 1991 aluminum 6.75 w x 2.75 d x 2 h inches This work is number 126 from the edition of 250. Signed, titled and numbered to cap: [Paintitain't 126/250 Ron Arad].

Condition Report: Fine original condition

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Ron Arad Three Skin chair

Lot 125: Ron Arad Three Skin chair

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Description: Ron Arad Three Skin chair Moroso United Kingdom, 2004 beech 19 w x 26 d x 32.25 h inches

Condition Report: A few small indentations to upper edge, overall fine condition

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Ron Arad Three Skin chair

Lot 126: Ron Arad Three Skin chair

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Description: Ron Arad Three Skin chair Moroso United Kingdom, 2004 beech 19 w x 26 d x 32.25 h inches

Condition Report: A few small indentations to upper edge, overall fine condition

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Architectural Pottery hanging planters, pair

Lot 127: Architectural Pottery hanging planters, pair

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Description: Architectural Pottery hanging planters, pair USA, c. 1965 bisque terracotta, enameled steel 21 dia x 26.5 h inches

Condition Report: Ceramic elements show staining to interior with watermarks and assorted scuffing, some minor losses to enamel finish on metal rods

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Art Deco andirons

Lot 128: Art Deco andirons

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Description: Art Deco andirons USA, c. 1930 chrome-plated aluminum, enameled steel 5.5 w x 6.5 d x 16 h inches

Condition Report: Firedogs are severed or shortened, otherwise fine condition.

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Art Deco cabinet

Lot 129: Art Deco cabinet

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Description: Art Deco cabinet USA, c. 1935 lacquered wood, walnut burl, walnut 30 w x 11.5 d x 38.5 h inches Cabinet features two adjustable shelves and one door concealing two adjustable shelves.

Condition Report: Cabinet showing moderate wear from use, chip to lower portion and to vertical edges, staining to interior, fair condition.

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Art Deco occasional table

Lot 130: Art Deco occasional table

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Description: Art Deco occasional table USA, c. 1935 lacquered wood, chrome-plated steel 34 w x 20 d x 17 h inches

Condition Report: Heavier wear and scratches to table top from use with scattered chips and losses to the lacquer. Tabletop would benefit from professional restoration.

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Art Deco sled

Lot 131: Art Deco sled

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Description: Art Deco sled USA, c. 1935 aluminum, enameled steel 55.5 w x 16.5 d x 14.5 h inches

Condition Report: Missing one side bar or handle, overall heavy use including dents and bends consistent with use on rough slopes

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In the manner of Carl Aubock coffee table

Lot 132: In the manner of Carl Aubock coffee table

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Description: In the manner of Carl Aubock coffee table c. 1960 walnut, brass 60.5 w x 18 d x 21.5 h inches

Condition Report: Lengthy repaired break to edge of table, otherwise in good condition.

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Tauba Auerbach untitled (The Whole Alphabet...)

Lot 133: Tauba Auerbach untitled (The Whole Alphabet...)

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Description: Tauba Auerbach untitled (The Whole Alphabet, From the Center Out) USA, 2009 lithograph on paper 18 h x 12 w inches This work is from the edition of 100 executed for the New York Minute exhibition at the Macro Future Museum, Rome.

Condition Report: Vertical crease ranging bottom to top on right side of print, handling crease to lower right corner

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Richard Avedon Beatles posters (set of four)

Lot 134: Richard Avedon Beatles posters (set of four)

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Description: Richard Avedon Beatles posters (set of four) USA, 1967 offset lithograph on paper 26.75 h x 18.5 w inches This series of posters was printed by Waterlow and Sons, Ltd.

Condition Report: Some soft handling creases, overall fine condition

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Ege Axminster Drachmanns Garden carpet

Lot 135: Ege Axminster Drachmanns Garden carpet

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Description: Ege Axminster Drachmanns Garden carpet Denmark, c. 1975 machine-woven wool 55 w x 79.5 h inches Signed with partial applied manufacturer's label to reverse: [Art Line by Ege Pure New Wool Drachmanns Garden Ege Axminster AS Made in Denmark].

Condition Report: Excellent vintage condition.

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John Baldessari 1984 Olympics Poster

Lot 136: John Baldessari 1984 Olympics Poster

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Description: John Baldessari 1984 Olympics Poster USA, 1982 offset lithograph on paper 36 h x 24 w inches Signed to lower margin 'Baldessari'.

Condition Report: Small closed tear to lower left corner, rolled from storage.

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Ercole Barovier Eugenio pitcher

Lot 137: Ercole Barovier Eugenio pitcher

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Description: Ercole Barovier Eugenio pitcher Barovier & Toso Italy, 1951 iridized glass with metallic inclusions 7.5 w x 4.5 d x 11.5 h inches Literature: Ercole Barovier 1889-1974: Vetraio Muranese, Dorigato, pg. 90

Condition Report: Excellent condition

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Ercole Barovier vase

Lot 138: Ercole Barovier vase

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Description: Ercole Barovier vase Artistica Barovier Italy, c. 1930 glass with applied decoration and gold leaf 9.25 w x 4.25 d x 6.5 h inches Literature: 20th Century Murano Glass, Heiremans, pg. 38 Provenance: Private collection, Geneva | Sotheby's, Geneva, Venetian Glass 1910-1960, 10 November 1990, Lot 5

Condition Report: Excellent condition.

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Barovier Seguso & Ferro ewer

Lot 139: Barovier Seguso & Ferro ewer

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Description: Barovier Seguso & Ferro ewer Italy, c.1934 incamiciato glass with gold leaf and applied handle 9.75 w x 8 d x 8.5 h inches

Condition Report: Excellent condition.

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Edgar Bartolucci Barwa lounge chair

Lot 140: Edgar Bartolucci Barwa lounge chair

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Description: Edgar Bartolucci Barwa lounge chair Barwa USA, c. 1948 aluminum, canvas, steel 21 w x 51 d x 41.5 h inches Literature: Vital Forms, American Art and Design in the Atomic Age: 1940-1960, Rapaport, pg. 178

Condition Report: Consistent with outdoor use there is a 1.5'' tear to canvas at foot end, heavy sunfading to canvas seat, pitting to steel springs, old scuffs and marks to frame.

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Adam Bartos Untitled (Chinatown, New York)

Lot 141: Adam Bartos Untitled (Chinatown, New York)

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Description: Adam Bartos Untitled (Chinatown, New York) USA, 1983 c-print 8.5 h x 13.25 w inches

Condition Report: Excellent condition

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Adam Bartos Untitled (Chinatown, New york)

Lot 142: Adam Bartos Untitled (Chinatown, New york)

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Description: Adam Bartos Untitled (Chinatown, New york) USA, 1983 c-print 8.5 h x 13.25 w inches

Condition Report: Excellent condition

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Basquiat Rammellzee and K-Rob/Beat Bop LP

Lot 143: Basquiat Rammellzee and K-Rob/Beat Bop LP

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat Rammellzee and K-Rob/Beat Bop LP USA, 1983 paper, vinyl 12.25 h x 12.25 w inches

Condition Report: Excellent condition

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Jean-Michel Basquiat The Offs/First Record LP

Lot 144: Jean-Michel Basquiat The Offs/First Record LP

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat The Offs/First Record LP USA, 1984 paper, vinyl 12.25 h x 12.25 w inches

Condition Report: Excellent condition

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Bauer Pottery Company oil jar

Lot 145: Bauer Pottery Company oil jar

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Description: Bauer Pottery Company oil jar USA, c. 1980 glazed stoneware 11.5 dia x 15.5 h inches Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to underside: [Bauer Pottery Co. 16 Los Angeles Cal].

Condition Report: Fine vintage condition.

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In the manner of Milo Baughman armchairs, pair

Lot 146: In the manner of Milo Baughman armchairs, pair

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Description: In the manner of Milo Baughman armchairs, pair USA, c. 1955 upholstery 36 w x 35 d x 29 h inches

Condition Report: Fine condition showing minor wear consistent with age and use

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Milo Baughman lounge chair

Lot 147: Milo Baughman lounge chair

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Description: Milo Baughman lounge chair Thayer Coggin USA, c. 1965 upholstery, chrome-plated steel 29.5 w x 30 d x 25 h inches Signed with applied fabric manufacturer's label to underside: [Thayer Coggin Designed by Milo Baughman].

Condition Report: Recent upholstery, fine vintage condition

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Milo Baughman lounge chairs, pair

Lot 148: Milo Baughman lounge chairs, pair

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Description: Milo Baughman lounge chairs, pair Thayer Coggin USA, c. 1965 chrome-plated steel, upholstery 25.5 w x 29.5 d x 26.75 h inches

Condition Report: Pitting and wear to frames, upholstery would benefit from updating, good vintage condition.

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Milo Baughman lounge chairs model 951, pair

Lot 149: Milo Baughman lounge chairs model 951, pair

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Description: Milo Baughman lounge chairs model 951, pair Thayer Coggin USA, c. 1965 upholstery, chrome-plated steel 28.5 w x 30 d x 28 h inches

Condition Report: Recent upholstery, fine vintage condition

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