Monday, November 27, 2017

Hundreds of mid-century treasures will be auctioned off at WSU's McGregor building

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 4:09 PM

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A new auction company called Block House Auction will hold its first affair on Dec. 15. The sale will feature hundreds of mid-century pieces by notable designers like Adrian Pearsall, Poul Jensen, J.L. Moller, Milo Baughman, Nils Jonsson, Dunbar, Blenko, Michael Higgins, C. Jere, and more.
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The pieces range from lamps to chairs to planters to art objects to a very unique tufted couch with a chrome, mirrored base. Starting bids are as low as $50 and, let me tell you, there is a whole lot of teak.

Appropriately, the sale is being held inside an architectural design masterpiece. The Minoru Yamasaki-designed McGregor Memorial Conference Center was completed in 1958 and the two-story building is a monument to New Formalism. The building, located on Wayne State University's campus, is covered in travertine marble and it is surrounded by a reflecting pool and sunken garden that wrap around the building.
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In celebration of their first auction, Block House will hold a special reception with live music starting at 5 p.m. The auction itself will being promptly at 7 p.m.
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To view more photos of the items for sale, go here.

For more information about the auction, go here.


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