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Auction lot watcher: Phillips London 4/30/09

The London gallery of Phillips de Pury and Company's April 30 Design auction will test the international market for purchaser's and consignors of high design.
Several pieces are worth noting:

Rare and important ‘Lockheed Lounge’, 1987-1988
Fibreglass-reinforced polyester resin core, blind riveted sheet aluminium, rubber-coated polyester resin. 88.9 x 63.5 x 152.4 cm. (35 x 25 x 60 in.) Produced by Basecraft for Pod, Australia. From an edition of ten plus four artist’s proofs and one prototype.

‘Blo Void 4’, 2006
Anodised and mirror-polished super-plastic aluminium, woven aluminium mesh. 120 cm. (47 1/4 in.) high Produced by The Gallery Mourmans, The Netherlands. Number three from an edition of six.

Important bed, c. 1970
Brushed and polished stainless steel, painted metal, fabric. 219.7 x 191.8 x 210.8 cm. (86 1/2 x 75 1/2 x 83 in.) Produced for and retailed by Maison Jansen, France. In collaboration with Jansen, Maria Pergay designed the present model, a canopy bed for the Shah’s wife, Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi.

Unique wall-mounted bar unit, c. 1954
Rosewood-veneered wood, wood, mirrored glass, painted metal, glass, sculpted bronze, brass.

Paul Evans and Wendell Castle at Rago Auction 4/25-26

Paul Evans
Exceptional three-paneled patinated steel room divider with gold leaf edges and metal ceiling and floor mounted frames (not pictured), ca. 1957. Each: 90" x 26" x 8 1/2" Lot 102 Estimate: $60,000-$90,000

Wendell Castle
Exceptional sculptural single-drawer writing desk, en suite with desk chair, 1980. Carved signature: Made by S. Proctor and W. Castle and W. Castle 80. 29 1/2" x 67 1/2" x 36 1/2"; 20" x 24 1/2" x 26"Lot 549 Estimate: $70,000-90,000