NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auctionata successfully completed its first 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design auction last night, from 7 to 8:50 PM EST. The auction was hosted by auctioneer Steve Brezzo and Jennifer Scanlan, a New York-based independent curator focusing on 20th century design. The sale attracted 265 registered bidders from 26 countries, including Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Brazil, in conjunction with partner bidding sites. Active bidding kicked off the auction with the modern and elegant Edward Colonna's Porcelain Vase, followed by unique furniture and lighting fixtures.
"Many of the designers featured in tonight's auction utilized technological advances of their time to build on craftsmanship and design, thus bringing something new and modern to the public," says Cynthia Pappas, Director of Decorative Arts & Design. "Here, at Auctionata, we're utilizing the most current technology to bring a modern experience to the centuries-old tradition of the auction."
The lots that attracted the most attention were:
20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auction Results*
28. Barovier & Toso, Chandelier, Italy, C. 1941 $ 13,200
19. Flavio Poli, Light Fixture, Italy, C. 1954 $ 10,800
20. Flavio Poli, Light Fixture, Italy, C. 1954 $ 10,200
5. Philip & Kelvin Laverne, Pair Tables, USA, C. 1965 $ 8,400
10. Gio Ponti, Pair "Distex" Chairs, Italy, 1953 $ 8,400
The next New York auction, the second Chrono24: Modern & Vintage Timepieces sale, will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 12 PM EST. For more information on the auction and its lots, visit http://auctionata.com.
Auctionata provides the world access to live auctions anywhere and is the global leader in online sales of fine art, antiques and luxury collectibles. Through its patented technology, Auctionata has transferred the classical backdrop of the auction room to the internet, providing bidders with live stream auctions, real-time information on the bidding activities of the participants and the ability to place bids globally. With over 250 specialists around the world, Auctionata has the largest network of renowned experts who value, authenticate, and curate art objects for customers. Since its founding in 2012, Auctionata has processed more than 70,000 valuation requests. Auctionata also offers an online shop curated by experts, ranging from paintings, jewelry, Asian art, porcelain, design and antiques. The fast-growing shop offers more than 15,000 items with prices ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, making Auctionata the online destination to share the love for unique objects.
*Prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer's premium.
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