Treadway-Toomey sale set for Dec. 2

OAK PARK, Ill. – The Dec. 2 auction scheduled by Treadway-Toomey Galleries Inc. will feature examples of early to mid-20th-century decorative arts and furniture. The first of the three sessions will offer an assortment of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco furnishings and accessories.

Stickley furniture will be represented with a selection of bookcases, cabinets, settles, chairs and dressers. A Gustav Stickley two-door bookcase designed by Harvey Ellis features leaded-glass doors and through-tenon construction (estimate $9,000-$12,000). A two-door mahogany bookcase by Stickley mirrors a Gothic style with mitered mullions and corbelled platform base ($15,000-$20,000). Roycroft.jpgA Stickley even-arm settle with paneled sides features the original leather cushion and three original pillows ($8,000-$10,000).

Roycroft Ali Baba bench with plank seat and original bark underneath, $8,000-$10,000.

A maple Gustav Stickley chest of drawers designed by Harvey Ellis has three full drawers with original knobs and also has a top back cabinet with additional drawers and enclosed compartments ($7,000-$9,000).

A three-shelf magazine stand with arched top rail, identified with the characteristic Roycroft orb mark, is estimated at $2,500-$3,500. A Roycroft Ali Baba bench has a plank seat and original bark underneath ($8,000-$10,000). A Limbert table exhibits a unique double-oval top and lower shelf over a open base ($7,000-$9,000).

A Greene and Greene living room chair, made of mahogany and ebony, was designed for the California residence of Dr. William T. Bolton by the architects for Belle Barlow Bush, and features the elaborate Sumner Greene brand signature ($125,000-$175,000).

Furniture by Frank Lloyd Wright will also be offered in the first session,VanErp.jpg including a coffee table and accompanying stools, manufactured by Heritage Henrodon, all with carved Taliesin designs to the edges ($7,000-9,000).

Dirk van Erp hammered-copper table lamp, mica shade with copper accents, $12,000-$15,000.

An unusual Dirk van Erp hammered-copper table lamp supports a mica shade with copper accents ($12,000-$15,000). A Fulper mushroom lamp decorated with a mirrored black/mahogany flambe glaze and inset glass detailing will be up for bid ($5,000-$7,000). A Handel table lamp has a shade decorated with a detailed landscape and has an unusual overall iridescence ($5,500-$7,500). A Daum lamp with a sculpted bronze Majorelle base resembling a curving stem and leaves holds a cameo cut-glass shade with dragonflies, and carries a $6,000-$8,000 estimate.

Two Tiffany Lily table lamps will be offered. The first is an early design, and features six favrile glass shades supported by a bronze base ($8,000-$11,000). The second features a bronze organic base design of sculpted lily pads that support twelve gold favrile glass shades ($35,000-$45,000). A Tiffany linen-fold shade is found on an inverted mushroom base ($15,000-$20,000) and a Tiffany floor lamp with leaded glass shade in a leaf-and-vine pattern and bronze base has an adjustable harp ($20,000-$30,000). A Tiffany green leaded-glass shade complements the ceramic base by Grueby, covered in a green matt glaze ($10,000-$15,000).

Amphora.jpgCeramic lots include a Newcomb College vase decorated with lemons and covered in a high-gloss glaze ($10,000-$15,000). A tall Newcomb College vase with carved and painted palm trees is expected to bring $15,000-$20,000.

Amphora portrait vase titled Allegory of Russia, $3,500-$5,500.

A large shouldered vase with an unusual yellow matt glaze by Grueby is estimated at $5,500-$7,500. A Marblehead vase with incised and painted trees against a green ground will cross the block ($6,000-$8,000). An elaborate Amphora portrait vase titled Allegory of Russia ($3,500-$5,500) and a double-handled Amphora vase with a painted sunrise highlighted with gold accents ($3,500-4,500) will be offered.

An early Galle vase features pink and mauve lilies against a clear ground ($6,000-$8,000). A large Daum vase has a mold-blown decoration of purple tress ($9,000-$12,000).

A Tiffany leaded and painted stained-glass window in the auction is titled Recreation and Music. The glass panels, designed by Frederick Wilson, were once displayed in the New York Post-graduate Hospital ($100,000-$200,000).

Baumann.jpgGustave Baumann woodblock prints include one titled Corn Dance, Santa Clara, illustrating a group of colorful dancing figures set against a yellow and blue background ($6,000-$8,000).

Gustave Baumann woodblock prints, Corn Dance, Santa Clara, $6,000-$8,000.

The second session of the sale will feature American and European paintings. A painting by Spanish artist Clement Pujol de Gustavino, titled Pleading her Case, is estimated at $15,000-$25,000.

The third session features some of the top designers from Art Deco and 1950s Modern. A selection of George Nelson furniture will be available, along with designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Milo Baughman, Gilbert Rhode, Paul McCobb, Vladimir Kagan and Edward Wormley.

Bidding options include in-person, by phone or via absentee bid, as well as live bidding via Live Auctioneers/Ebay Live Auctions. For more information, call Treadway Gallery at 513-321-6742 or visit