Michael Graves was an internationally known architect and designer, and his firm Michael Graves & Associates remains one of the leading design firms in the world. In 1985, Graves designed the iconic “Whistling Bird” tea kettle for Alessi, which became the manufacturer’s most popular teakettle. While Michael Graves is most immediately recognized for his tea pot, he was also a renowned architect and furniture designer, and had a successful career spanning more than 40 years.
Michael Graves was known for his Postmodern buildings which featured bright colors and abstracted forms. The architect had a prolific career, having designed over 350 buildings. Not only did he mastermind each detail of the exterior, he also paid close attention to every aspect of the property including the furniture, light and artwork.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 Clars Auction Gallery will be offering a collection of furniture from the Michael Graves designed residence Cedar Gables in Minnetonka, Minnesota. In 1998, Michael Graves not only designed the residence, but also decorated the house with custom designed furniture. This single owner collection will feature furniture pieces from the home, including a tiger maple veneer cabinet, estimated at $1000-1500, a desk, also estimated at $1000-1500, and a credenza, as well as numerous additional pieces from the home. To learn more details about the residence, view the Michael Graves website.
Clars’ April 2017 Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry/Timepieces and Asian Art Auction will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017. The sales will begin promptly at 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Previews for this sale will be held Friday, April 21st from 1pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9:00 am and by appointment the week prior. A complete catalog will be available online one and one-half weeks prior to the sale. For more information, please visit www.clars.com or email: [email protected]
Clars Auction Gallery is based in Oakland (CA) and is the largest full service auction gallery in the Western United States. Clars Auction Gallery has been the chosen auction gallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors across the country including the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate, the Thomas J. Perkins Estate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).
Bidding for Clars’ auctions is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online at www.Live.Clars.com and through www.liveauctioneers.com, and www.Invaluable.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.
Since 2001, Clars Auction Gallery has sold over $180,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook and Twitter!