Toomey & Co. Auctioneers is well known for its expertise in early 20th century design. In the 1980s, the company was at the forefront of the revival of the American Arts & Crafts Movement under the former Treadway Toomey Auctions partnership. In addition to Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers has extensive knowledge regarding works by architects from the Prairie School, as well as material from the Art Deco period.
We have conducted numerous auctions of early 20th century design from prestigious collections. In May 2012, we sold La Hacienda: The John L. Jerome Collection, which was the most important collection of early Gustav Stickley pieces ever sold at auction. The collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof was sold in December 2014 and is considered today to be the most important single-owner sale of Arts & Crafts furniture and decorative arts to date. In June 2015, we handled selected works from the Roy and Sarita Warshawsky Collection. This included a rare Art Nouveau hair comb by René Lalique that sold for $205,500, the highest price ever achieved at auction for a Lalique comb.
Presented below is a virtual print catalog showing various Prairie School and Arts & Crafts design works by distinguished makers such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Gustav Stickley from an Important Private Collection that Toomey & Co. offered in 2017. Use the arrows to navigate and click on the square brackets for full-screen browsing. While many items in this catalog have sold already, the remaining selection is available for direct purchase through Toomey+, our online marketplace.