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Sotheby's Hosts Wyeth 20th Anniversary Design Auction in New York


The downtown design store teams up with the auction giant for a highly-curated sale of rare pieces from well-known designers.

BY STEPHEN PULVIRENT


In addition to it's routine design sale this week, Sotheby's is hosting Wyeth: The Art of Timeless Design on June 7 in New York City. Wyeth, a New York design store specializing in vintage Scandinavian furniture and homewares, turns 20 this year and is also opening a new, larger showroom in Tribeca. To celebrate, the shop teamed up with Sotheby's to present the 204 lots on sale that include everything from wooden kitchen accessories estimated to go for a few hundred dollars to rare Hans Wegner chairs that could fetch more than $60,000 each. 

Wyeth's founder, John Birch, played an integral role in the selection process. "The common thread of this sale is John himself, " says Jodi Pollack, co-worldwide head of the auction house's 20th century design department. "Wyeth's collection is such a personal reflection of John's tastes, his interesting eye—it would be impossible for anyone to assemble this group [of furnishings] without him."

The sale begins at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 7. Here are 10 of our favorite lots from the sale, including a few unexpected finds.