December 16, 2012

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 120: Harvey Ellis

Lot 120: Harvey Ellis

Rare double-door bookcase

Designed 1903
Oak, lacewood, sycamore, beech, mahogany, padunk, glass, copper hardware
Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Workshop, Eastwood, NY
Retains manufacturer's label and red decal for manufacture 1902-03
55.625" x 55.625" x 12.625"
Sold by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to benefit future acquisitions
Provenance: Max Palevsky, California; Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Exhibited: "American Arts & Crafts: Virtue in Design," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 23, 1990 - January 6, 1991.
Illustrated: Bowman, Leslie Greene. American Arts and Crafts: Virtue in Design. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990. fig 35.
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $18,750
Inventory Id: 4027

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