Modern Design features American and European furnishings, decorative arts, studio ceramics, and contemporary glass by leading makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlights include a Rare Stack by Peter Voulkos, a Wavy Front cabinet by Paul Evans, and exceptional American Craft by George and Mira Nakashima, Judy Kensley McKieWharton Esherick, and Wendell Castle.

Auction
23 September 2022
10 am eastern

Preview
15 – 22 September 2022
11 am – 4 pm daily

The Lifschutz Collection of Nakashima Works

As significant collectors of George Nakashima, Phyllis and Seymour Lifschutz not only commissioned many special works by the furniture maker, but also developed a lasting family friendship built on care and mutual respect. A physician, Seymour Lifschutz began furnishing the apartment above his office with Nakashima pieces starting in the 1950s, and would eventually become the family's regular doctor. In her essay accompanying the Lifschutz Collection of Nakashima featured in Modern Design, Mira Nakashima remembers that, "Unlike many other clients, Phyllis and Seymour respected the artist’s judgement, and because my father liked them, he would often give them choice pieces of wood he refused to sell to other clients." Rago is proud to present many of these exceptional works on September 23rd.

Contemporary Glass

Modern Design

Preview
15 – 22 September 2022
11 am – 4 pm daily

Auction
23 September 2022
10 am eastern

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