- 20th Century Design Auction
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 1pm
- Main Gallery, 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA
- Friday, April 5, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 10am
& by appointment
20th Century Design
The 20th Century Modern Design Department made its auction debut at Michaan's in a sale held in June of 2012. The premiere auction was a success, presenting highly collectible pieces to a fresh bidder audience while drawing new consignors to Michaan's. Modern and contemporary furniture, lighting and decorative objects have been seen from a plethora of prominent American, Danish, Italian and Swedish artisans. To date, modern design auctions have made additional appearances at Michaan's, both in stand alone specialty sales as well as in unique auction events held with other department offerings.
Important and iconic modern artisans and makers have been handsomely represented. Featured artists include, but are not limited to, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hans Wegner, Arthur Umanoff, Peter Hvidt, Finn Juhl, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Nakashima Studio and Harvey Probber. Exceptional finds have also graced the department's offerings, including Joseph Eichler collection pieces. Not only did the department secure over fifteen original Eichler furniture pieces from a model Eichler home, but from an actual Eichler family residence. Authentic and rare modern pieces have been a trademark of the department to the delight of Michaan’s auction clientele.