Noguchi chess table, $109,250, S&S Auction
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare and important chess table designed by Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller in the 1940s and discovered by a contractor renovating a home outside Newark, N.J. , sold for $109,250 at a multi-estate sale held Oct. 22 by S&S Auction, Inc., in Repaupo, N.J. Also, an original, unsigned study of a New Year’s baby for a 1938 cover of The Saturday Evening Post by J.C. Leyendecker brought $6,463; and an Asian carved ivory and wood figure with mother of pearl inlaid robe, 24 ½ inches tall, went for $2,644. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.