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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Masterworks Boyd collection Reply with quote

And this is just what Michael and Gaby have decided to part with!

There are a few pieces by Wright and Schindler sprinkled here and there in all three auctions.

Masterworks, indeed:

https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2018/11/the-boyd-collection-i-masterworks

Mass modern:

https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2018/11/the-boyd-collection-iii-life-of-design

Art, books, etc.:

https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2018/11/the-boyd-collection-iii-life-of-design
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Technical Support Reply with quote

Nice post!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Masterworks Boyd collection Reply with quote

peterm wrote:
And this is just what Michael and Gaby have decided to part with!


To call that an eclectic collection just doesn't go it justice, does it? Just imagine what they kept!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty heady territory. The Oud stuff hasn't been published much -- if at all ?

Auction catalogs are a priceless resource for that reason: many items have never been seen, and may not be seen again after the sale . . .

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Schindler Ellen Jansen chair is just the design and (apparently) material that he used in his own house more than 25 years earlier. I wonder if it's a misidentification.

http://unafesta.info/schindler-house/schindler-house-kings-road-house-schindler-house-elevations/
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peterm



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Schindler’s sling was his signature chair. Like Wright’s Origami, this chair could belong in any number of his houses.

The provenance looks correct:

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/important-20th-century-design-n08648/lot.47.html
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

. . . allowing for minor evolution of the design, one supposes; a difference at the "crest rail" of the chair is noted, comparing the two examples shown.

This chair belongs, in an exhibition, somewhere near a couple of Gerrit Rietveld chairs. The Boyd Crate chairs are particularly sweet in their warm softwood patina . . .?

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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Legendary Mid-Century Designs Highlighted in the Boyd Collection


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