Demand strong for 20th century at Treadway, Dec. 2

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The weather outside may have been bad, as a major storm blanketed the Midwest, but selection at the Treadway-Toomey Gallery 20th Century Art and Design auction still brought out a determined crowd. The three-session auction was held Dec. 2 at the John Toomey Gallery in Oak Park, Ill.

Some of the top lots were as follows, all including a 20 percent buyer’s premium:

A beautiful Rookwood vellum plaque illustrated the superior artistry of Schmidt.jpgCarl Schmidt. The finely detailed river landscape plaque sold well above the $8,000-$10,000 estimate for $17,000.

Rookwood vellum plaque by Carl Schmidt. The finely detailed river landscape plaque sold well above the $8,000-10,000 estimate for $17,000.

Daum lamp.jpgA stunning and rare Daum lamp with a bronze Majorelle base supporting a beautifully crafted opalescent shade with cameo cut dragonflies sold for $16,000 (est. $6,000-$8,000).

A stunning and rare Daum lamp with a bronze Majorelle base supporting a beautifully crafted opalescent shade with cameo cut dragonflies, $16,000.

The sale of an exceptional Tiffany Studios Lily lamp was one of the many fine Tiffany pieces offered in the auction. The 12-light lily lamp with a gorgeous bronze base of sculpted lily pads sold comfortably above the $35,000-$45,000 estimate for $50,000.

Tiffany.jpgOne of the most spectacular Tiffany pieces featured was the exceptional leaded and painted glass window Recreation and Music. Designed by Frederick Wilson, the two-paneled window went for $120,000.

The 12-light lily lamp with a gorgeous bronze base of sculpted lily pads that sold for $50,000.

The next Treadway-Toomey Galleries’ 20th Century Art & Design Auction is set for March 2, 2008 at The John Toomey Gallery, 818 North Boulevard, in Oak Park, Ill.

For more information, call 513-321-6742 or visit www.treadwaygallery.com.

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