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15 Items Worth Bidding On at Wright’s Art + Design Auction

The pieces to covet at the American auction house’s major 20th-century sale this summer.

For Wright’s latest Art + Design sale, beginning at noon on July 18 in Chicago, the American auction house has compiled a selection of 20th-century artworks, objects, and furniture pieces by some of the eras greatest talents—Ray Johnson, Robert Motherwell, Bjarne Melgaard, and Michele De Lucchi, among them. Below, we picked our favorite 15 pieces from the 350 lots headed to the block. (Not in Chicago? Participate online or by phone.) Happy bidding!

Milo Baughman lounge chairs. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000.

Tetsuya Yamada soda-fired stoneware. Estimate: $2,000–3,000.

American table lamp circa 1950. Estimate: $2,000–3,000.

Vladimir Kagan coffee table. Estimate: $1,000–1,500.

Alvar Aalto Cantilevered chairs. Estimate: $5,000–7,000.

Michele De Lucchi vase. Estimate: $1,500–$2,000.

Ettore Sottsass from 27 Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000.

Robert Venturi with Denise Scott Brown tableware set. Estimate $500–$700.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.

Edward Wormleu Mr. Cabinet. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000.

Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni Pietra table lamp. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000.

Hans J. Wegner Sawbuck chair. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000

Sergio Rodrigues Alex dining table. Estimate: $6,000–$8,000.

Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva ashtray. Estimate $100–$200.

Yrjö Kukkapuro Experiment sofa. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000.

(All images courtesy Wright)

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