Toomey & Co. Auctioneers is a trusted resource for Modern Design, including iconic mid-century modern artist/architect-designed material in various categories: furniture, lighting, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and glass. Our Chicago-based auction house has sold works by celebrated designers George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Pierre Jeanneret, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Paolo Venini, and Ettore Sottsass.
As part of Treadway Toomey Auctions, the auction house was the first to present a sale entirely dedicated to the work of Charles & Ray Eames. In 2017, the auction house offered Art in Glass: The Collection of Joan & Milton Baxt, one of the finest single-owner collections of contemporary art glass in the United States.
The Modern Design department offers carefully selected and vetted material that will appeal to entry-level buyers as well as the most dedicated collector.