Chicago collection of Tiffany works is going to NYC auction

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Posted: Apr 29, 2015 12:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of Tiffany works and prewar design assembled by a Chicago businessman is going on the auction block in New York.

Sotheby's says the collection was amassed from the 1960s to 1990s by the late Roy Warshawsky and his wife, Sarita.

The auctioneer says the 90 Tiffany Studios works represent an encyclopedic selection of pieces, including leaded glass lighting and windows and enamels.

Among the highlights of the May 19 sale is a peony lamp of deep purple, magenta and red glass created in 1910. It's estimated to sell for $600,000 to $900,000.

The collection also includes important prewar pieces by such major designers as Archibald Knox, Louis Sullivan and Rene Lalique.

Warshawsky was president of the Warshawsky & Co. auto parts firm begun by his father in 1915.