October 7 2014 at Wright
Focusing on quality, Alan Moss has an eye for not only those rare high points
of 20th century design, but also for those objects which represent
over a century of decorative evolution. — Brent Lewis, Director, Wright
"Alan Moss, a fixture of New York City for over forty years, has been among the city’s important dealers since the very beginning of the 20th century market. Alan’s eponymous shop has long been frequented by interior designers, celebrities and design aficionados.
“Focusing on quality, Alan Moss has an eye for not only those rare high points of 20th century design, but also for those objects which represent over a century of decorative evolution,” notes Brent Lewis, Director of Wright’s New York location. “Whether it is the style of Paul Poiret, the substance of Donald Deskey or the surrealism of Piero Fornasetti, Alan’s inclusive and eclectic taste has long influenced, and in many cases defined, the market for 20th century decorative art and design.”
Comprised of nearly 300 lots, Design and Decoration: The Alan Moss Collection attests to Moss’s deep appreciation for quality, workmanship, material, finish, and ultimately, decoration. Outstanding examples of early modernism are presented alongside midcentury & postwar designs, including works by Gio Ponti, Donald Deskey, Georges Jouve, Karl Springer and Jacques Adnet, among others. " (text taken from Wright)
Carl Auböck table lamps, pair Austria, 1949 brass, bamboo, linen
Estimate: $3,000–5,000 These table lamps feature a tilting base that
allows the user to adjust the angle.
Jean Perzel table lamp France,
1929 lacquered brass, frosted glass
Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron
chairs, pair estimate: $5,000–7,000
Jacques Adnet armchair from S.S. Île de France France,
c. 1950 saddle-stitched leather, enameled steel, brass