20th Century Design

Next Auction

Wednesday, June 15 at 10am
Exhibition: June 11 - 14


The Doyle+Design auction features Modern and Contemporary furniture, decorations and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries


Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single object or an entire collection. To have your property evaluated for possible consignment you may:

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Giacometti Caryatid table achieves $112,500! Sale tops $900,000.


Anna Hicks

Anna Hicks
Vice President
212-427-4141, ext 272

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Anna Hicks joined Doyle New York in 2007 and is responsible for appraising furniture and decorative arts from the 19th and 20th centuries. She is the specialist in charge of Doyle New Yorks auctions in the categories of Doyle+Design and Doyle at Home, as well as the majority of single-owner collections.

Ms. Hicks regularly shares her expertise with collectors during Doyle New Yorks consignment days that are scheduled at the firms regional offices and other locations. She also conducts general estate appraisals and contributes to collecting property for furniture and decorative art sales.

Ms. Hicks received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History from the University of Texas and a Master of Fine Arts in Furniture and Decorations from Sothebys Institute of Art, London.

David A. Gallager

David A. Gallager
SVP, Director, 20th Century Design
212-427-4141, ext 271

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David A. Gallager has twenty-five years of experience in the appraisal and cataloging of works of art and furniture. He has appraised collections and estates for private individuals, international auction companies, museums and fiduciaries throughout the United States.

Mr. Gallager joined Doyle New York in 1994 as Senior Estate Appraiser and Director of the American Furniture Department. He is responsible for appraising important estates, as well as researching and cataloging American furniture and related decorative arts for twice yearly sales. Additionally, he assists in cataloguing important English and Continental furniture for auction. Mr. Gallager spent several years as an independant appraiser and served as the President of the Appraisers Association of America from 2005 through 2006, after which he returned to Doyle New York as a Senior Vice President, Director of American Furniture and Decorative Arts, and Specialist in Charge of the newly introduced Doyle+Design auction category.

Prior to Doyle New York, Mr. Gallager was employed for fourteen years by Sotheby's as the director of a furniture department, a cataloguer of decorations, and for eight years as one of the two full-time general appraisers. As an appraiser for Sotheby's, Mr. Gallager performed a wide range of insurance and fair market value appraisals for institutions and private clients, and he advised clients as well as the gallery's specialty departments on the sale of fine and decorative arts. He was responsible for creating reports in defense of appraisals by other Sotheby's specialists, which were reviewed by the IRS Art Panel.

He is Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, the leading professional organization of personal property appraisers. From 1998, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Appraisers Association of America. Mr. Gallager is on the adjunct faculty of New York University/Appraisal Studies Program where he teaches courses on the connoisseurship of furniture and appraisal methodology.

Mr. Gallager holds a Master Degree in the History of Art from Boston University, is a graduate of the Attingham Summer School for the Study of the English Country House, and the Victorian Society Summer School in Britain. He is a member of the Furniture History Society.

Mr. Gallager is a participating appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, a WGBH production televised nationwide on the PBS network.


JEAN DUNAND Swiss, 1877-1942 Art Deco Vase, circa 1925; Together with a Later Stand

Sold For $80,500


EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN French, 1879-1933 Six Dining Chairs, circa 1925

Sold For $62,500


GEORGES JOUVE Sculpture, circa 1950 Ceramic Signed G. Jouve. Height 36 inches.

Sold For $121,000



WILLIAM HUNT DIEDERICH Fire Screen, circa 1925

Sold For $121,000


FINN JUHL Chieftain Chair, designed in 1949, produced by Niels Vodder

Sold For $40,000