February 22, 2015 | 12PM CST
Chicago, Illinois salesroom
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100% SELL-THROUGH RATE AND OVER $1M REALIZED, DOUBLING PRE-SALE ESTIMATE. VIEW PRESS RELEASE.
Louis Daniel Brodsky was a practiced collector who built collections based on provenance, rarity and quality. He had a love of the Art Nouveau period his entire life and grew his collection by purchasing from the most reputable galleries and was personally devoted to proper maintenance. His collection includes furniture and decorative arts by Louis Majorelle, Émile Gallé, Loetz and Tiffany Studios. Also part of this collection are works of art by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Marie Mucha and Henri Privat-Livemont.
A Spanish oak dining room suite
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec prints, including Divan Japonais, 1892-93
An Émile Gallé various woods marquetry vitrine
A French walnut pedestal table, Pierre Selmersheim
Alphonse Much prints, including Cycles Perfecta, 1897
Mr. Brodsky’s meticulous taste once guided him in amassing the world’s largest collection of Willaim Faulkner manuscripts and memorabilia. His Faulkner collection was acquired by Southeast Missouri State University in 1988, where Mr. Brodsky continued to curate it.
Mr. Brodsky’s Art Nouveau collection was held to a similar standard. The property in this auction displays his museum quality and cohesive artwork, furniture and decorative arts.
Please view the online catalogue here.