Eileen Gray valuations

Possibly the most undermined furniture designer of the 20th century, Eileen Gray is now considered as one of the most important names in her field and one of the most influential designers whose work inspired both Art Deco and modernism. Her distinctive luxurious style with geometric forms and industrial materials impressed and stimulated many modernist designers such as Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, who shared many of her aesthetic ideals. Since her designs’ return to the sector in 1972, she has been en vogue and collected by stylish people such as famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent

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Eileen Gray occasional table, model E1027
ClassiCon Ireland / Germany, 1929 / c. 1980 chrome-plated steel, smoked glass 20 w x 20.25 d x 25...
Sep 13, 2018
Eileen Gray: An adjustable chromium-plated and greylacquered metal desk lamp. Manufactured by Jumo. Model 71. 1930–40s. H. 15–45 cm.
An adjustable chromium-plated and greylacquered metal desk lamp. Manufactured by Jumo. Model 71. ...
Aug 28, 2018
THREE LACQUER ENGRAVING TOOLS USED BY EILEEN GRAY (1879-1976) mounted together with various works...
Oct 18, 2017
Mid-Century Table and Lamp
Description: Two piece Mid-Century lot, Eileen Gray style adjustable drink table along with a Ced...
Mar 19, 2017
Pair of Eileen Gray Chrome and Glass End Tables.
Description: Eileen Gray designed chrome adjustable end tables with circular glass inserts. One m...
Feb 05, 2017
Pair Eileen Gray chrome & glass round side tables.
Description: A Pair of Eileen Gray chrome and glass round side table. Italy, c1960s. Designed by ...
Jan 28, 2017
EILEEN GRAY
- Z41 Design - Saturday 03 December 2016 11.30 AM EILEEN GRAY (1878 - 1976) PAIR OF SOFAS, "Lota...
Dec 03, 2016
STYLE OF EILEEN GRAY
Description: Adjustable side table, late 20th c. Chromed metal, glass Unmarked 25NULL x 20NULL di...
Dec 03, 2016
Eileen Gray
TABLE, VERS 1930-1950 A BLACK LACQUERED WOOD AND METAL OCCASIONAL TABLE, CIRCA 1930-1950 TABLE, V...
Nov 22, 2016
Eileen Gray
TABLE-DESK, 1919-1922   TABLE-DESK, 1919-1922   TABLE-DESK, 1919-1922   TABLE-DESK, 1919-1922 ebo...
Nov 22, 2016
Eileen Gray
VASE, PIÈCE UNIQUE, VERS 1920 A UNIQUE PINE AND LACQUER VASE, CIRCA 1920 THIS VASE WILL BE INCLUD...
Nov 21, 2016
Midcentury Eileen Gray Leather & Chrome Daybed.
Description: From a Brooklyn, NY estate. Dimensions: 75NULL w x 35NULL d x 24NULL h. Categories: ...
Oct 09, 2016
after Eileen Gray, Modern Stainless Steel and Glass Adjustable Side Table, NULLAdjustable Table E 1027NULL.
Description: after Eileen Gray, Modern Stainless Steel and Glass Adjustable Side Table, NULLAdjus...
Oct 05, 2016
Eileen Gray: Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of clear glass. Manufactured by Arams Design, London.
Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of clear glass. Stamped DA 15828. Manufactured ...
Oct 04, 2016
Eileen Gray: Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of clear glass. Manufactured by Arams Design, London.
Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of clear glass. Manufactured by Arams Design, L...
Oct 04, 2016
Eileen Gray: Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of clear glass. Manufactured by Arams Design, London.
Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of glass. Manufactured by Arams Design, London....
Sep 20, 2016
Eileen Gray: Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of clear glass. Manufactured by Arams Design, London.
Side table with chromed steel frame. Circular top of clear glass. Manufactured by Arams Design, L...
Sep 20, 2016
AFTER EILEEN GRAY CHROME & GLASS END TABLE
Description: AFTER EILEEN GRAY, CHROME & GLASS ADJUSTABLE END TABLE, H 26NULL, DIA 20NULL:A moder...
Sep 17, 2016
Eileen Gray Style Side Table
Description: Chromed metal and glass. 22 x 20 1/2 in. diam. Categories: European Decorative Arts ...
Sep 09, 2016
Eileen Gray. Pair of adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027 (2)
Eileen Gray 1878-1976. Two adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027. Chromed tubular steel base...
Aug 12, 2016
Eileen Gray, Sofa 'Lota', für ClassiCon
Eileen Gray, sofa 'Lota', for ClassiCon. Draft of 1924. Solid upholstered wood frame, MDF...
Aug 10, 2016
Eileen Gray: Table lamp of patinated brass and black lacquered metal decorated with grooves. Manufactured mid 1940s by Jumo.
Table lamp of patinated brass and black lacquered metal decorated with grooves. Manufactured mid ...
Aug 09, 2016
Eileen Gray: An adjustable chromium-plated and blacklacquered metal table lamp, inside with two burners. Model 71. Manufactured by Jumo. 1950-60s. H. 15-43 cm.
An adjustable chromium-plated and blacklacquered metal table lamp, inside with two burners. Model...
Jul 05, 2016
Eileen Gray Monte Carlo Sofa
Description: Eileen Gray Monte Carlo Sofa Red leather, chrome-plated steel London, manufactured ...
Jul 01, 2016
Attributed to EILEEN GRAY
- Z40 Design Attributed to EILEEN GRAY (1878 - 1976) TABLE LAMP, circa 1930 for Jumo Black painte...
Jun 25, 2016
Eileen Gray style contemporary chromed metal and glass side table 'E1027', late 20th century. ht. 25 1/4NULL, dia. 20NULL.
Description: Eileen Gray style contemporary chromed metal and glass side table 'E1027', late 20th...
Jun 25, 2016
Eileen Gray Monte Carlo Sofa
Description: Eileen Gray Monte Carlo Sofa Red leather, chrome-plated steel London, manufacture...
Jun 23, 2016
Eileen Gray
Lot 224 Eileen Gray American, 1878-1976 Transit Chair, designed 1927, issued 1980s by Ecart Inter...
Jun 15, 2016
EILEEN GRAY (1878-1976): UNTITLED
Description: Mixed media collage, c. 1940, unsigned, with label from Helen Serger La Boetie, Inc....
Jun 12, 2016
Convolute books to designer Eileen Gray (4)
Books Miscellaneous consisting of, inter alia: 'Eileen Gray. Designer and Architect ', Ph...
May 22, 2016
Eileen Gray, floor lamp 'Tube Light', for ClassiCon
Eileen Gray, floor lamp 'Tube Light', for ClassiCon, design from 1927, chrome with black ...
May 19, 2016
Chromed cocktail table by Eileen Gray
Chromed cocktail table designed by Eileen Gray, replica of the Adjustable Table. H. 64 cm - D. 51...
May 18, 2016
Eileen Gray Adjustable Side Table
Description: 20th century. An adjustable chrome and glass side or occasional table with circular ...
May 06, 2016
Eileen Gray Adjustable Side Table
Description: 20th century. An adjustable chrome and glass side or occasional table with circular ...
May 06, 2016
Eileen Gray. Pair of adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027 (2)
Eileen Gray 1878-1976. Two adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027. Chromed tubular steel base...
May 05, 2016
MODERATION. "Centimeter", Blackboard rug, Hand tufted, 246.5 x 228.5 cm, after design by Eileen Gray.
Eileen Gray designed some of the great furniture classics during the 1900s. Gray had a studio whe...
Apr 21, 2016
STYLE OF EILEEN GRAY
1393 STYLE OF EILEEN GRAY Adjustable side table, late 20th c.; Chromed metal, glass; Unmarked; 2...
Apr 16, 2016
Pair Eileen Gray e-1027 adjustable side tables
Description: Pair Eileen Gray e-1027 adjustable side tables, Circa 1970', designed 1927, chromed ...
Apr 16, 2016
STYLE OF EILEEN GRAY
Description: Adjustable side table, late 20th c. Chromed metal, glass Unmarked 25NULL x 20NULL di...
Apr 16, 2016
Eileen GRAY (attribué à)
Prototype d'essai, circa 1920, grand fauteuil bas à structure en bois, coussin d'assise aminci ve...
Mar 31, 2016
Eileen Gray. Pair of adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027 (2)
Eileen Gray 1878-1976. Two adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027. Chromed tubular steel base...
Mar 29, 2016
Eileen Gray, carpet model 'Kilkenny' for Aram Designs, 203 x 238 cm
Eileen Gray, carpet model 'Kilkenny' for Aram Designs, wool, handknotted, designed 1926-29, 203 x...
Mar 29, 2016
Eileen Gray, carpet model 'Kilkenny' for Aram Designs, 203 x 238 cm
Eileen Gray, carpet model 'Kilkenny' for Aram Designs, wool, handknotted, designed 1926-29, 2...
Mar 21, 2016
Eileen Gray, Chair ‘Transat‘, Ecart International Paris, 1925
Wood, black lacquered; metal, nickel-plated; upholstered, black leather covers~~~France, 1926-192...
Mar 21, 2016
Table lamp, brass and imitation wood
Table lamp, in the style of Eileen Gray, probably Jumo, 2nd half 20th century, metal body, surfac...
Mar 16, 2016
Eileen GRAY (d'après un modèle de) & ECART INTERNATIONAL - PAIRE DE FA
Eileen GRAY (d'après un modèle de) & ECART INTERNATIONAL PAIRE DE FAUTEUILS MODÈLE « TRANSAT » St...
Mar 15, 2016
Eileen Gray. Pair of adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027 (2)
Eileen Gray 1878-1976. Two adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027. Chromed tubular steel base...
Feb 09, 2016
Eileen Gray. Pair of adjustable occasional table, model E 1027
Eileen Gray 1878-1976. Two adjustable occasional tables, model E 1027. Chromed tubular steel base...
Jan 16, 2016
Eileen Gray. Table Lamp
Eileen Gray table lamp, from 1930-40. Made of brass and painted metal. Arm and screen adjustable....
Jan 15, 2016

Born to a wealthy and aristocratic Irish family, Eileen Grey studied Fine Arts in the beginning of her education. Gradually growing bored of painting classes, she wanted hands on experience with design. She discovered her interest in lacquer work, and practiced so dedicatedly that she contracted the painful lacquer disease on her hands but her persistence did not yield.

It was not until 1913 that she felt confident enough to exhibit her work by showing some decorative panels at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, which drew attention and got her some commissions as an interior designer. However, when the World War I broke out, she had to move to London and leave Paris and her newly acquired network behind, which slowed down her career.

While her contemporaries were working under the wings of male designers, such as Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier, she lacked this shelter and as a woman of gentle heritage, her options of PR were limited. Her first significant commission was modernizing the home of the milliner Madame Mathieu Lévy, who was a successful boutique owner. She spent four years from 1917 to 1921 to refurnish the apartment with original and innovative designs. Gray designed most of its furniture (including her famous Bibendum chair), carpets and lamps, and installed lacquered panels on the walls. She used plain coverings for her designs such as the Bibendum Chair, the Serpent Chair and the Pirogue Boat Bed. Gray's innovative Bibendum Chair was one of the 20th century's most recognizable furniture designs with its luxurious and voluptuous structure. Its back/arm rest consists of two semi-circular, padded tubes covered in soft leather. The name of the chair comes from the Bibendum character everyone knows from the Michelin tire ads. The Bibendum chair was a great success with the art and reviews in papers and magazines declared it a "triumph of modern living".

Madame Lévy's commission provided a great financial success for Gray. In 1924, after earning recognition and financial comfort, persuaded by her lover and art critic Jean Badovici, she turned her interests to architecture, which resulted in the famous E-1027 House in southern France, which was a modern architecture wonder, putting even Le Corbusier in awe. Some say Le Corbusier was even extremely jealous of a woman who could design so well and he built his summerhouse nearby just to be close. He also decorated –or according to some vandalized- the walls of E-1027 with his murals, which he painted completely naked.

Gray designed every single detail for her beloved E-1027 house. Her circular glass E-1027 table, originally designed to indulge her sister’s love for breakfast in bed, was greatly inspired by the tubular steel use of Marcel Breuer at the Bauhaus. Unfortunately, during the World War II she was forced to leave E-1027 and move to the inlands.

After the war she found out the house was looted. She ended up living a reclusive life in Paris and was slowly forgotten by the design industry. It was not until 1968 that Gray returned to the design scene with an article appreciating her work, written by the critic Joseph Rykwert in the Domus magazine. In 1972 Zeev Aram convinced her to produce her Bibendum chair and E-1027 table. He recalls her first reaction as “Do you really think it’s worthwhile?” She spent the later years carefully analyzing the reproductions of her work and died in 1976, at the age of 98. Her recognition in the art market continued to increase after her death. In February 2009, Gray's "Dragon" armchair made by her between 1917 and 1919 -acquired by her early patron Suzanne Talbot and later part of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection- was sold at auction in Paris for € 21.9 million (US$28.3 million), setting an auction record for 20th century decorative art.