Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oh, It Is A Glorious Time To Be A Shelf Collector



Maybe a year after everyone dumped their thimble and shot glass collections, the shelves are the only things people have left to sell? No idea. Alls I know is that Rago Arts' Oct. 24-5 auction in Lambertville, New Jersey sure seems like design-y shelf nirvana:

Lot 29A: that Wharton Esherick corner bookshelf in walnut & chartreuse is coming around again, this time with an estimate of $15,000-25,000 [down from $25,000-45,000 six months ago!]



Lot 366: three free-edge walnut shelves by George Nakashima, est. $2,000-4,000.



Lot 606: three-panel wall unit in Brazilian rosewood by Osvaldo Borsani, est. $8,000-12,000.



Lot 770: a hanging bookshelf in oak and leather by Jacques Adnet, est. $6,000-9,000.