Lewis & Maese auction house is celebrating the clean lines, daring design and functionality of 20th century art and home furnishings during the month of April, culminating with a Modern and Contemporary auction. On the block are two art modern art collections, mid-century leather and chrome furniture, wood, chrome and metal sculptures, lighting fixtures and rugs, as well as Asian porcelain and jade, African art, art books, collections, Baccarat crystal and decorative art.
One of the highlights of the auction is an art chair created by the late Bert Long, a beloved Houston artist who died earlier this year. A sample of the artists to be sold include Salvador Dali lithographs, Reuben Nakian sculptures, Picasso lithographs, David A. Haberman paintings, Jerry K. Deasy sculptures, a Bill Keating wood sculpture, an Erté intaglio collagraph and a piece by Belgian sculptor Loet Vanderveen.
Examples of the modern and contemporary home furnishings are: Mid-century-style rosewood tables from the Keno Brothers' studios, a Julian & Co. Gray Works Lucite and glass top dining table, three Baccarat crystal vases, table lamps, an art deco chandelier, glass and chrome occasional tables, leather ottomans, leather and chrome chairs and end tables, mid-century sectional sofa/chaise, Julia Cheshire occasional tables, Val St. Lambert crystal candlesticks, Asian porcelain and jade decorative art, a collection of rock and crystal skulls and a number of mirrors.