One of the Most Important Works of American Furniture to Come to Auction will Be Offered by Sotheby’s


NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s 16 December auction of Important 20th Century Design in New York is led by the Pratt Desk and Chair by Greene & Greene, the most important work created by the architects and an icon of American furniture. The Desk and Chair is from the Pratt House, the fifth and final of Charles and Henry Greene’s ‘Ultimate Bungalows’ that made them among the most important architects of the 20th century. The masterwork embodies the architects’ style at their pinnacle, and set what became a 15-year auction record for Greene & Greene in 1985 when it was purchased by the present owner. The Pratt Desk will be on exhibition in Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 11 December, and is estimated in the region of $4 million*. “We are honored to offer a work of this magnitude,” said Jodi Pollack, Director of Sotheby’s 20th Century Design Department. “Nothing like the Pratt De