A catalog of great furniture design
Hundreds of works by a host of influential modern furniture makers and designers will go on auction this coming weekend and the Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, NJ.
The auction includes works by well-known furniture makers Wendell Castle, George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick and Judy McKie, among many others. There are even a couple of plywood chairs by Frank Lloyd Wright. Also featured are works by Mid-Century designers like Charles Eames and Hans Wegner, along with less familiar contemporaries like Paul McCobb, Phillip Lloyd Powell and Harvey Probber.
Browsing the auction’s catalog is a great way to spend your lunch hour. To view the catalog – or those of previous auctions – and to learn more about the upcoming auction, visit the Rago website.
The furniture is pricey, but the inspiration is free. Enjoy.
Walnut buffet by Wharton Esherick, built in 1969 and signed W.E. Pre-auction estimate is $280,000 - $380,000.
This cylindrical floor lamp features a rosewood base and holly uprights securing a paper shade. The maker is George Nakashima.
Mahogany dining table built by Judy Kensley McKie in 1979. The long aprons are carved with stylized fish; the short aprons feature a bird design.
A pair of lounge chairs on ebonized oak frames. Upholstered in mohair. By Mid-Century designer Ward Bennett.