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Nancy McClelland and Lars Rachen are experts in 20th Century and contemporary decorative art and design.

They have been involved in bringing some of the great works from these eras to the market place and also offer clients highly detailed guidance on all areas of maintaining and growing significant collections.

Selected projects

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Dragonfly Lamp, 1905

Tiffany Studios

An important “Drop head Dragonfly” leaded glass, turtleback tile and bronze table lamp.

McClelland + Rachen organized a private treaty sale of this lamp to the Art Institute of Chicago.

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The Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

by Mies van der Rohe

McClelland + Rachen was retained by Lord Palumbo, the owner of the Farnsworth House, to advise initially on marketing and then on all aspects of its sale.

Under the firm’s guidance, the house was consigned to Sotheby’s New York in 2003 and sold for a record price to a group of philanthropists, representing the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the State of Illinois.

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Badges of Poets

Marianna Kennedy

A pair of mirrors, cast bronze with white patina and blue Azure handmade glass.

Edition of 4 pairs. 2A/P.

Artist Marianna Kennedy is represented by McClelland + Rachen for bespoke projects.

Her work is available at her studio in Spitalfields, London, England, and she is represented in Paris by Galerie Chastel Marechal.

mariannakennedy.com

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The Lockheed Lounge Chair

by Marc Newson

This example of the Lockheed Lounge Chair was sold through private treaty by McClelland + Rachen.

The sale included, amongst other research, consultation with its designer Marc Newson on the dating, condition and rivet pattern of this particular example.

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Private bathroom of the Duchess of Alba

by Armand Albert Rateau

McClelland + Rachen advised the late Duchess of Alba on the sale of furnishings from this historic bathroom, designed for her mother in 1920.

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Table from the Barcelona Pavillion

by Mies van der Rohe

Flat steel, chrome plated, black glass, 1928.

McClelland + Rachen organized a private treaty sale of this table to the Neue Galerie, New York.

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