Silent Auction to benefit The Cabaret

As someone who previously made my living in the performing arts, it's been difficult to see so many close friends who are musicians, actors, or just work at theaters struggle during the pandemic, so I was very enthusiastic when Shannon Forsell, the Artistic Director and CEO of The Cabaret asked us to help sell this fantastic collection of Mid-Century Modern furniture, Modern & Postmodern art, collectibles, and décor.  We decided that it would fun to do an old school silent auction out of our shop.  For the next two weeks, we've cleared out a third of our showroom to host this silent auction to help reopen The Cabaret.

Starting on April 29th, items will be on view at Sheafer + King Modern. Registration and in-person bids take place at Sheafer + King Modern. If unable to visit in-person, bids can be emailed to Andrea Sheafer at  Please include name, phone number, email address and bid amounts.

The silent auction closes on May 8th for emailed bids at 5pm and at 6pm for in-person bids.  On Saturday, May 8 we will be hosting a reception from 4 until 6 pm with cocktails and snacks for anyone who wants to place last-minute bids before the auction closes.

Winning bidders will be notified by email on Sunday, May 9.  Sheafer + King will remain open until 7pm on May 8th for anyone who wishes to pick up their won items that evening. Items can also be picked up during Sheafer + King’s open hours the following week. If an alternative pick-up time is required, please email

Silent Auction Items:

Limed Oak 1940s Modernist Office Desk 

This was the personal desk of Stanley Marcus, President of Neiman Marcus Department Stores, Dallas TX.  Provenance: purchased directly from the Marcus estate.  Limed oak, 5 drawers, 2 pull out desk extensions, original leather top (with a burn from Stanley Marcus's cigar).

Arne Jacobsen Piet Hein Series Six Circular Dining Table

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen designed in 1968. 47.25" in diameter.  Aluminum & laminate.  1970s.

Gio Ponti Milano Coffee Pot


Gio Ponti Milano Coffee Pot designed for Krupp Berndorf Co.  1930s - Silverplate. Measurement: 5" W x 4.5" H x 2.25" D.

Michael Graves 4 Piece Tea Set


Michael Graves MG-1000 Telephone

R. Pedvequeva Cubist Man 1960s Oil on Masonite

Michael Graves Chess & Checkers Set

Michael Graves Postmodern Table Fan

Lino Sabattini Modernist Silverplate Bowl


Sarah Lyon - Nine-Part Camera Collection - 2009 Photographs

David Quadrini Rococo 2004 Oil on Canvas

Cedric Ragot Squall Vase for Rosenthal Studio Line

Edith Heath 7 Multi-Colored Mugs 1945-1947


Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Fluted Flamestone Coffee Server


Mexican Mid Century Modern Sterling Silver Bowl


Norman Bel Geddes Soda King 1938


Mid Century Standing Aluminum Ashtray

Michael Lax Primaries Beverage Urn for Iroquois Pottery

Chris Radtke Ghost Wall 2012 Environmental Wall Sculpture


Russell Wright Highlight for Paden City Pottery


13 plates & 1 platter, 1948

Four Gio Ponti Style Side Chairs


Philippe Starck 2 Louis Ghost Armchairs for Kartell

Donn Nobles (attribution) 2 Photographs


Ocotillo Power Plant Unit 1 & 2

1950s Hand-Forged Aluminum Tray

1955 Palmer Smith Hand Forged Geometric Tray

1955 Kensington Fox & Hounds Aluminum Tray

Michael Graves Poker Chip Set


Ethel McQuaid The Classroom 1950s Charcoal Drawing

20th Century Japanese Woodblock prints by Yuichi Osuga, Shodo Kawarazaki, & Hodo Nishimura


 3 Framed Join the Service Posters by Lester Greer 1952

 American Limoges Triumph Coffeepot & Tamac Salt & Peppers

 Bauhaus-style Covered Tureen by Martzi & Remi, 1935-1950


There are several chips present to this piece.

 2 Canterbury Arts Aluminum Dishes

 Thermosphere Carafe - Designed 1939

 3 Environmental Ceramics Baking Dishes retailed by Georg Jensen1966

 Ryan McGinness Art History Is Not Linear Poster


Riekes Crisa Glassworks Moderno Crystal Punch Bowl with 28 Cups and Ladle

April 27, 2021 — Andrew King


William Uber

William Uber said:

Re: the pieces listed as “1955 Palmer Smith Hand Forged Geometric Trays” – Palmer Smith ceased aluminum works during WWII and did not make any pieces after the war. Mr. Palmer moved on the creating custom embroidered linens and was the US distributor of Herend porcelain.

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