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If you’ve got a few minutes to kill I highly recommend a scroll through the online catalogue for the Wright Mass Modern auction taking place today. There is no better way to train your eye and refine your taste.

Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff.

I love many of the items up for grabs but these few pieces would really make me happy: from top, a Milo Baughman chromed steel sofa with Jack Lenor Larsen upholstery (estimate $1,000 – $1,500); centre, American folding chairs (estimate $500 – $700); a pair of Harvey Probber rosewood nightstands (estimate $1,500 – $2,000). Wright is notorious for posting low estimates and my guess is that everything will sell for more than expected.

Which piece would you love to take home? Copy and paste a link into the comment field . . .

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 by Chris
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11 Comments For This Post

  1. Lin Says:

    If I could have those nightstands, I’d happily get rid of my bed to make room for them.

  2. jpg Says:

    I decided to create a foyer vignette.

    This console
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/250/LA/none/NZLX/0

    With these things on it
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/195/LA/none/PDDP/0#
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/522/LA/none/OIPN/0
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/274/LA/none/NYQO/0

    With this photograph on the wall
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/283/LA/none/JVV4/0

    With this chair
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/418/LA/none/PAHR/0#

    and this chandelier above
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/580/LA/none/M8MK/0#

  3. Lois Says:

    Good evening CHRIS, hope u r enjoying your new abode shhhh, I love the first picture of the sofa…Lois of sign me up

  4. Lois Says:

    oh oh my sofa only went for l800.00…Lois of where is my cheque book

  5. shescomeundone Says:

    I was watching the results intermittently and was surprised to see that many of the minimums weren’t met. Good for us schmoes, bad for the sellers. Awwww!
    I swear to God there were two sofas recently listed on Craigslist looking suspiciously Baughman.

  6. Chris Says:

    jpg, I like your style.
    shescomeundone,you’re right about the prices, I’m shocked, frankly. The US economy must REALLY be in the dumps. A vintage Eames Compact sofa for $750? Unheard of. I was never a huge fan of that sofa until I sat on one and was astonished by how comfortable it is; truly great design.
    Lin, our nightstands sold high at $2,375; I guess a few folks liked them as much as we did.

  7. VegHead Says:

    . . . but not a real green chair, that’s cruel
    http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/129/LA/none/O4BP/0

  8. Mary Says:

    This has to be the best deal of the sale, a set of 10 Roberto Lazzeroni dining chairs for $375! http://www.wright20.com/auctions/view/NC55/NC59/375/LA/none/LER0/0

  9. Lin Says:

    @VegHead,

    And bare naked at that!

  10. sc Says:

    If MCM is a style you like, it appears there are deals to be had! I don’t know if it’s just the economy in the dumps, because I think “luxury goods” are selling well but that those with money don’t want this stuff (any more, if they ever did)?
    I don’t know, a few things possibly caught my eye but it wasn’t my thing. I don’t know if the big names are enough to push this stuff anymore (over saturation, unfortunately, because I think in moderation in the right space a “modern” piece can be great – functional and practical). Too much Apartment Therapy etc etc?
    Chris – do you know if these auction houses arrange shipping easily to Canada and if so, is it prohibitive or do-able?

  11. Chris Says:

    sc, most auction houses happily provide a list of trusted shipping agents but you’re on your own as far as making the arrangements. I did a post here on shipping charges and broker fees with some good advice in the comments sections; have a look.

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