Top Picks from the June 17- July 11 Discovery Auction

Melanie Sidle

Discovery auctions at Alex Cooper feature moderately priced items, including antique, contemporary, designer, and reproduction furniture and decorations, artwork, porcelain and glass, rugs and collectibles. Discovery Auction items may be viewed in our gallery or online; however, bidding is available solely through Alex Cooper’s internet catalogue. Bidding starts at $20 for all discovery items. Our current discovery auction features unique pieces ranging from Mid-Century, Antique & Quality Reproduction Furniture to an Extensive Collection of Carnival Glass; Designer Lamps; Mirrors; Porcelain, Glass, and Other Decorative Arts; Artwork; Oriental Rugs; Bronzes; Patio Furniture; and Other Collectibles.

One of the highlights of this discovery auction are a set of two Marc Chagall “Paris L’Opera” posters (Lot #5598). Chagall was a Russian-French artist of Jewish origin; art critic Robert Hughes noted him as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century.” The posters are a detail shot of a ceiling in the Paris Opera that Chagall was commissioned to repaint in 1963. Chagall divided the ceiling into different sections, painting each as a different scene from famous opera and ballet productions. The opera house then asked him to create a limited-edition poster to highlight the ceilings big debut. Chagall created these posters based off of the section of his ceiling mural featuring Romeo and Juliet. The posters would look great hanging in your home, as they include artistic representations of one of the world’s most famous lovers.

Another exciting piece in the auction is a Roche Bobois black bean glass computer desk (Lot #5536). Roche Bobois is a high-end home-furniture chain that specializes in contemporary pieces from worldwide designers. The desk feels very modern and sleek and would look professional, and slightly playful, in any office.  The desk is from France dated in the 20th century, with kidney-shaped black glass top, two raised revolving glass platforms, two revolving tray tables, and tubular chrome legs connected by glass stretcher shelves.

A Floor model Playerphone Talking Machine (Lot #5510) is also being sold, and is great if you want something antique to add some more character or individuality to your home. This unique piece is great as a collectable, or even as a rare piece of furniture for your home.

 

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Dale Chihuly "Sea Foam" glass sculpture

Contemporary Craft Collection

A definition of the word “craft” states:  objects made skillfully with purpose, such as a bowl for eating or a bench for sitting. Contemporary crafts are marked by innovation and design.  They tend to allude to a functional purpose though they are often handled and exhibited in ways similar to visual art objects. Traditionally made […]

July 21, 2015