Barnes & Rupnow Art, Mid-Century Modern, and Frank Lloyd Wright Auction
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. (Preview will begin at noon)
Location: Circle B Recreation Center--6261 Hwy. 60, Cedarburg WI
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Cedarburg Auction has been hired to sell the collection of Mr. & Ms. Barnes of
Menomonee Falls. This is an absolutely rare opportunity to buy Frank Lloyd Wright
furniture and accessories, Arts & Crafts furniture, and Mid-Century Modern furniture. The
Barnes are avid Frank Lloyd Wright followers and collectors and have one of Menomonee
Falls more interesting Wright-inspired Mid-Century homes. Along with the Frank Lloyd
Wright collection there will be furniture designed by Michael P. Johnson, and some
blueprints and paper ephemera. Mr. Johnson taught at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of
Architecture in Arizona, and is an internationally recognized architect and Wisconsin native.
Also added to this collection is the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Norman Rupnow, who were
prolific art collectors, world travelers, and Mr. Rupnow was an artist himself.
Cedarburg Auction has been hired to sell the collection of Mr. & Ms. Barnes of Menomonee Falls.
This is an absolutely rare opportunity to buy Frank Lloyd Wright furniture and accessories, Arts &
Crafts furniture, and Mid-Century Modern furniture. The Barnes are avid Frank Lloyd Wright followers
and collectors and have one of Menomonee Falls more interesting Wright-inspired Mid-Century
homes. Along with the Frank Lloyd Wright collection there will be furniture designed by Michael P.
Johnson, and some blueprints and paper ephemera. Mr. Johnson taught at the Frank Lloyd Wright
School of Architecture in Arizona, and is an internationally recognized architect and Wisconsin native.
Also added to this collection is the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Norman Rupnow, who were prolific art
collectors, world travelers, and Mr. Rupnow was an artist himself.
Art: This auction will include an extensive collection of artwork by: Frederick Fursman; Elton G.
Krafft; Frank Schomer Lichtner; E. Fisher; Albert Schmidt; Z. Hofmann; Salvador Dali; Victor Vasarely;
Joan Miro; Alexander Calder; Dean Meeker; Gilou Brilliant; Ronald Searle; Vic Donahue; Carlo
Rosberg; Gerard Fitreman; Friedensreich Hundertwasser; Juan Davila; Sam Stoltz; Anne Walker;
Jane Zimmerman; R. Charles Lyons; Robert Burkert; Robert Hodgell; Roland A. Poska; Santini;
Agustin Ubeda; Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos; Norman Rupnow; a Jackson Pollack (?) style painting;
and many others.
Jewelry: We have a large and varied collection of quality jewelry, to include 14k and 18k gold
jewelry, to include high quality jade pendants, rings, brooches, necklaces, earrings, and more. We
also have: a large emerald and diamond pendent; ruby and diamond bracelet; large citrine rings;
diamond cocktail rings; 14k yellow & white gold and diamond bracelet; a large 14k cameo and
Edwardian brooches; 14k gold pocket watch; 14k gold wrist watch; citrine & diamond earrings,
pearls, sapphire rings, smoky topaz ring; 14k gold and opal bracelet; amethyst rings and bracelets;
sapphire and diamond bracelet; C. Bucherer Art Deco pendant watch; amber jewelry; and a large
selection of other quality gold jewelry. There is a large selection of Sterling silver jewelry, to include:
bracelets, necklaces, cuff bracelets, brooches, pendants, rings, and earrings -- some with turquoise,
jet, and carved coral. Also in this sale is a huge selection of quality costume jewelry.
Frank Lloyd Wright: Complete set of blueprints for the Greek Orthodox Church in Milwaukee; a
metal architectural element; vintage Schumacher fabric in the Taliesin pattern; other Schumacher
fabric designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; original church pews, some with documentation, from the
Unitarian Church in Madison, WI; Noritake dinner service from the Oak Park Collection (based on a
design for the Imperial Hotel in Japan), dated 1979; Heritage Henredon Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin 4
part cabinet buffet; Heritage Henredon Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin dining suite to include: table with
3 leaves, 2 arm chairs, and 4 side chairs; and Frank Lloyd Wright paper ephemera.
Michael P. Johnson: blueprints, portfolios, and ephemera; mockup, literature, and advertising for
Sconfinado, an experimental residential development in Hartford, WI in the 1960’s; signed Michael P.
Johnson custom furniture from the 1960’s, to include: large 3-part sectional; oversized coffee table;
dining or entry table; 2 adjustable coffee or bridge tables; 4 mid-sized stools and 2 small stools; a
planter; and 8 arm chairs.
Oriental: Ming period, early bronze and cloisonné incense burner; other bronze oriental items;
Japanese silk tapestry panel; Amari bowl; other porcelain oriental items; and oriental watercolors and
block prints, some by noted artists.
Atomic and Mid-Century Modern: 1960’s Italian slim-line armed lounge chairs; Harry Bertoia
Diamond Lounge Chair; Danish Modern Westnofa Furniture recliner; 2-part hutch or credenza with
wicker panel insets; a large credenza hutch/china display/room divider; three section flamed walnut
cabinet; benches or coffee tables w/hairpin legs; maple dining table with hairpin chrome legs; a set of
10 bent maple dining chairs; Deco chrome and wood lamp table; Deco coffee table; Deco table and
floor lamps; group of 3 Atomic step-back tables; Sputnik brass chandelier; 1960’s dome pendant light;
1960’s 3- arm wood, brass and glass chandelier; and other period lighting; 1960’s art glass, vases,
and pottery; Russel Wright partial dinner service; and a Russel Wright child’s tea service.
Glass & China: A large, hand painted Delft wall plaque (22” x 14.25”); a collection of other Delft
hand painted bowls, plates, chargers, banquet style electrified oil lamp, and more; large double-
handled Venetian urn w/lemon finial; Venetian art glass sea urchin candle stick; Venetian glass fruits;
pair of ruby cut crystal girandoles; Deco cocktail shaker and cordial glasses; Blue Onion wall plaque,
charger and more; large floral and brilliant cut crystal compote; brilliant and wheel cut crystal center
or punch bowl; large crystal cruet; Art Deco amber stemmed floral cut crystal stemware and
accessories; Sevres France crystal owl; large group of Limoges, to include: 2 partial dinner services;
3 hot chocolate pots; lemonade pitcher; cream pitcher; large covered tureen; and fancy plates;
Linden Rose flow blue pitcher and bowl set; Wedgwood china dinner service in the Devon Sprays
pattern; Noritake china from the Frank Lloyd Wright Oak Park Collection.
Specialty Items: 2 antique Paramount Records (Port Washington, WI); Curly Lambeau signed 1st
edition sheet music for Green Packers song “Go! You Packers Go!”; Political button collection;
Bobby Unser autographed poster; collection of 33 GOP Frankoma elephant mugs from 1968-2001; a
book by Paolo Soleri entitled "Arcology: The City in the Image of Man," and a Soleri bell (with
paperwork); portfolios of the work of Bruce Goff; 1960’s sculpture of a trio of women with
outstretched arms; Curtis Jere style sculpture “Jack and the beanstalk w/castle” (~48”); 1960’s floral
iron wall sculpture; bronze bust of a young child; winged cupid sculpture on a marble plinth; Folk art
hand-made woodworks grandfather clock; Grandfather clock by Colonial Clock Company w/6 tube
chimes, sun & moon face, in a Chippendale style; large Delft, Rococo style porcelain clock; Delft
porcelain mantle clock; oak and walnut kitchen clock; other clocks; map case w/maps; stained glass
windows; contemporary leaded glass table lamps; black ephemera to include: Dancin’ Minstrel wood
jig toy; Bull Durham Smoking Tobacco advertisement; pre-Columbia doll from the Chancay culture;
contemporary folk art coat or hat rack, in the shape of a shoe; Folk art Civil War painting of a soldier
defending honor; Adirondack rocker; Adirondack shelf; large coaching print; and other Victorian prints
and pictures; Victorian 2-arm gas chandelier; large framed pre-Civil War needle and petit point
tapestry of a young family; fancy handled magnifying glasses; stereopticon with war cards; complete
Lionel train set from the 30’s/40’s, includes: 2 engines, cars, track, lights, transformers, buildings, etc;
child’s violin; ukuleles; Stoneware to include: Shawnee, Sleepy Eye, and more; rugs to include:
Super Imperial Chinese floral room size rug; antique Iranian rug; antique kilim rug; contemporary
middle-eastern rugs; and other oriental rugs; French crank telephone; cast iron ink well; cast iron
galleon door stop lamp; cast iron watch fob holder; hand-made baskets; soft goods and linens; and a
Roseville ewer and planter.
Furniture: Outstanding antebellum plantation, Meeks style 4 piece parlor suite, includes, sofa,
gentleman’s chair and 2 side chairs, quality floral pierced carved, in excellent condition w/new
upholstery; RJ Horner style library table w/North Wind and griffin carved faces; Victorian griffin
carved side by side mahogany secretary w/bonnet top and serpentine drop front desk w/fitted interior;
oversized griffin carved rocker; barley twist, single door Victorian mirrored back display cabinet; Royal
Furniture mahogany Chippendale style partner’s desk or library table; mahogany bookcase w/leaded
and stained glass; Federal style mahogany banded inlaid bedroom suite, to include: chest on chest,
large dresser with elaborate mirror, and nightstand; Baker Federal style oval single pedestal dining
table w/banded inlay and 3 leaves; Federal style mahogany step tables; 8 Biedermeier style Italian
dining chairs; 30’s/40’s channeled sofa in frieze material, great condition; pine Chippendale style
early 4-drawer chest; cherry 4-drawer chest; round gate leg table; assorted parlor and end tables;
Victorian side chairs; oak roll top desk; oak pub chairs; oak 6 legged table w/10 leaves; oak T-back
chairs; oak pressed back chairs; oak commode w/towel bar sides; oak church pew; Mission oak book
stand; quality Baker dining table w/3 leaves in parquet pattern, and 8 chairs w/leather upholstery;
plant stands, Victorian easel; huge sofa size gold leaf mirror, and other mirrors, and much more.
251 N. Green Bay Rd.
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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item(s) can be re-sold at the descretion of Cedarburg Auction and Estate Sales LLC.
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