Auction Watch: Sotheby’s 20th Century Design.

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Lot 33: Charlotte Perriand, Early “Tokyo” Bench, circa 1955.            

Get your paddles ready. Tomorrow, Sotheby’s Auction House will hold a sale for 20th Century Design including a Private Collection of Mid-Century Design and Ceramic Art. The event promises to showcase some rare mid-century gems and a few peculiar lots, such as a staircase designed by Le Corbusier for The Unité d'Habitation in France. Other classics include an "Eye" Wall Clock designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, a  "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp by Greta Magnusson Grossman and our editorial director’s favorite, the Swivel Chair by Hans Wegner. Here are a few of the lots we’ll be watching …

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Lot 124: Charlotte Perriand, Bookcase from the Maison du Mexique, circa 1952.


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Lot 85: Isamu Noguchi, Pierced Table, circa 1982-1988.


Screen shot 2012-02-23 at 11.25.56 AMLot 141: Arne Jacobsen, Ox Chair and Ottoman, circa 1966.


Screen shot 2012-02-29 at 4.52.22 PMLot 50: Milo Baughman, Rare Desk, Model No. 3116, circa 1954.            

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Lot 127: Serge Mouille, "Les Grand Signal" Floor Lamp, circa 1963. 


Screen shot 2012-02-23 at 1.02.40 PMLot 76: Serge Mouille, A Superb and Rare Five-Arm Wall Lamp, circa 1950s.