This online only auction begins on February 15th and runs through February 29th. Open House for this auction will be Monday, February 22nd from 10am to 6pm. We strongly recommend that you view and inspect these items in person, as there are many similar-looking pieces. Seeing them for yourself is the best way to get a sense of scale, presence, and quality.
David Hood was a long time Chicago decorator/buyer. Worked for Marshall Fields from 1970 to 1981, then Colby’s Home Furnishings, and Graham and Burnham Antiques in the 1980s. He started working for Holly Hunt as director of sales in 1990. The majority of his career was spent working on Michigan Avenue in the Windy City. There are treasures and exciting items in nearly every corner of this house! Our first walk though revealed furniture by Eames, Platner, Karl Springer, Charles Hollis Jones, Baker, a pair of Holly Hunt sofas, gilt French furniture and of course the antique pieces. There are Asian ceramics in almost every room of the house. Well in excess of 60 pieces. Most were purchased 30-50 years ago. There is a nice collection of green majolica that includes many Wedgwood items. There is artwork in every room as well by artists such as Tom of Finland (an original graphite drawing!), Keith Haring, Peter Max, Frankenstein and many more. There are items as diverse as 35 Piero Fornasetti plates, a pair of 1920s French Art Deco gilt sconces that retailed for $32,000, Lalique, Steuben, Hermes jewelry and scarves, Oriental Rugs, jade, a pair of carved stone Foo Dogs and a large Buddha head that all weigh 100s of pounds each. There is a large group of African masks, shells, and decorative objects throughout. More information will be provided as we spend more time digging.