Design Masters Aucation Totals $4,914,925 Stunning Result For Gonse Chairs by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann

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New York – Phillips de Pury & Company’s Design Masters auction totaled $4,914,925 selling 65% by value and 63% by lot.

After a successful fall season where the Phillips design department has presented exceptional works from the international world of design

New York – Phillips de Pury & Company’s Design Masters auction totaled $4,914,925 selling 65% by value and 63% by lot.

The top lot of the sale was a pair of “Gonse” armchairs by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann which saw fierce bidding and went for $1,426,500 over double the estimate and confirming that Phillips is the market leader in Design whilst being a magnificent result for Art Deco.

There is continued strong appeal and results for French mid-century design and Phillips also continues to be market leader in Italian glass once again setting exceptional prices for work by glassmasters Carlo Scarpa and Fulvio Bianconi.

“After a successful fall season where the Phillips design department has presented exceptional works from the international world of design, Design Masters illustrates the continued appeal to the market in presenting the finest works of the twentieth century.” Alexander Payne, Worldwide Director of Design, Phillips de Pury & Company

Top Ten Lots
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Pair of “Gonse” armchairs, model no. 278 NR, $1,426,500
Charlotte Perriand, Monumental “Bibliothèque murale,” $374,500
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Monumental set of doors, $290,500
George Nakashima, Early “Conoid” bench with single free-form arm, $230,500
Jean Royere, Rare “OEuf” chest of drawers, $158,500
Diego Giacometti, Berceau” table, first version $152,500
Diego Giacometti,, "Berceau” table, first version $148,900
Carlo Mollino, Low table, model no. 1114, $148,900
Carlo Scarpa, "Pennellate" vase, model no. 3911, $146,500
Fuilvio Bianconi, Rare ‘a macchie’ vase, model no. 4324, $140,500

Contacts:

Giulia Costantini
Head of Communications
gcostantini(at)phillipsdepury(dot)com
+ 44 20 7318 4010

Alex Godwin-Brown
Communications and Marketing
agodwin(hyphen)brown(at)phillipsdepury(dot)com
+ 44 20 7318 4036

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