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American Design Auction in Chicago Reveals Gems, Deals

Yesterday, Chicago auction house Wright kicked off American Design, the glorious sale where lots include works by such illustrious designers as George Nelson, Ray & Charles Eames, Jens Risom, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, and more. On offer were tables, chairs, chaise lounges, and even a cute, circa-1960 pet carrier that went for $640.


The results are in and, as ever, there were a few surprises. A set of four steel-frame Eames DKR-1 chairs with blue covers, for example, was estimated to go for between $1,000–$1,500. The final result? Just 896 bucks. There are still quite a few lots that have gone unclaimed but bidding is closed. Interested in signing yourself up for the next round? Find out how to here.

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