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  • Tiffany Studios Dragonfly lamp to make up to $80,000?
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    Paul Fraser
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Tiffany Studios Dragonfly lamp to make up to $80,000?

A Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp will lead a 20th century design auction at Skinner in Boston on June 28.

Valued at $60,000-80,000, the design was among the first to be offered by the maker during the early 1900s. This example dates to around 1910.

Tiffany Studios lamp
Tiffany Studios began producing lamps at the turn of the century

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) opened Tiffany Studios in New York in 1878 after seeing the collection of stained glass at the V&A Museum in London and becoming convinced he could improve on the form using modern techniques.

A Tiffany Studios Wisteria lamp made $575,000 at Sotheby's New York in June this year, while another sold for $1.5m in December 2013.

A Minguren table made by Mira Nakashima is valued at $35,000-45,000.

Mira is the daughter of the groundbreaking carpenter and furniture designer George Nakashima and took over the running of his studio after his death.

The lot is built from maple burl and cherry and features the free-edge execution that was designer's hallmark. A Minguren II coffee table by George Nakashima sold for $197,000 at Sotheby's in December last year.

The sale will feature pieces by designers ranging from Mies van der Rohe to Pablo Picasso.

You can check out our selection of antiques available here.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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