ANNOUNCING THE ABC STUDIOS “UGLY BETTY” OFFICIAL SET AND PROP AUCTION
Nye and Company, in conjunction with ABC Studios, proudly announces its
June 2010 sale, consisting of sets and props from the hit television
series “UGLY BETTY”

The New Jersey auction house of Nye and Company will be having a unique
and exclusive sale of many of the items used to create and decorate the
world of Ugly Betty, ABC’s popular television show that ran from September
2006 to April 2010. On its journey it spawned legions of devoted fans and
acolytes, who were devastated when the series ended.

They will now have a chance to own a piece of that world when, on June 17,
18 and 19, some 950 lots of furniture, art, decorative items, kitchenware,
toys and many other pieces from the Mode offices (including those of
Wilhelmina, Daniel, Claire, Lindsay, Marc, Alexis and Hartley); the Suarez
house in Queens; the Manhattan apartments of Wilhelmina, Marc and Amanda,
Betty and Molly, as well as a number of lovely miscellaneous items, are to
be offered in an unreserved sale. Each item will come with a signed
Certificate of Authenticity, guaranteeing that it is an actual piece of
Ugly Betty history.

Starting, as did Betty, with the Mode office, fans and collectors will be
able to vie for the chance to own orange and white file cabinets; white
“lollipop” lamps (including Betty’s personal desk lamp); display cabinets;
telephones; stacking trays; desk sets including calculators, pen holders,
magnetic paper clip trays and cups; white and orange storage boxes,
folders and Mode notebooks; shelving; display cabinets, and other
accoutrements that populated the set.

Dedicated viewers no doubt recall the Mode “Tube” and its changing
displays every week. On offer are groups of many of those displays,
including silver roller skates with bouquets of pink roses; watering
can-shaped purses; Jeff Koons-style dogs with rhinestone leashes and
collars; blue- and orange-camouflage-painted shoes and bags; plastic
Buddha head lights; beckoning Japanese cats; rhinestone-covered piggy
banks; a large group of Amliya Italy pleather car-shaped purses in
differing colors; adorable Astroturf animals; large plastic ice cream cone
banks and an assortment of boxed Sandno Girand hand-painted wood figures.

Highlights from Daniel’s and Wilhelmina’s offices include an abstract
graphite and fiberglass teardrop-form sculpture and base; molded black
leather-upholstered swiveling chairs; a pair of white leather day beds; a
Pucci orange swirl art glass vase, Teco “Four Buttress” Arts and
Crafts-style terra cotta vase; a wrought iron “twist” tabletop sculpture;
“Bird in flight” hood ornament mounted as a sculpture; silvered and
jeweled glass candle holders; a pair of oversize white Chinoiserie-style
chairs, a George III-style Chinese Chippendale white-painted vitrine
cabinet standing 10 feet high and many more items.

Betty-philes will be thrilled to know that a number of items from her
bedroom in Queens, including her orange princess phone, desktop
accoutrements, YETI notebook, stuffed animals, dolls and toys, boxes of
books and other personal items are included, while from her Manhattan
apartment we offer, among other things, her large white teddy bear,
Anthropologie bath mat and shower curtain, painting of a Hindu prince and
princess, wire armchair twisted in the shape of a woman, white cast iron
headboard, bedding and a number of decorative smalls, lamps and furniture.

From Marc and Amanda we have furniture and quirky smalls, including a
pink-painted papier mache bull’s head wall hanging, a four-piece zebra
skin circular ottoman, a 1950s French television stand of zig-zag form,
kitchen spice rack, wine rack, cooking utensils and rack, an ornate
wall-hanging candle holder, curtains, a pair of Lillian August silvered
metal horse heads and other items from their fireplace, two replica Damien
Hirst “diamond”-encrusted skulls and the contents of the shelves in their
living room. Amanda’s Kate Spade “Uptown/Downtown” bag, her pink and
silver professional make-up case, its contents, and a number of photos of
Marc, Amanda and Halston, both singly and together, round out this
grouping.

The Suarez house yielded a trove of vintage furniture, lamps, art,
kitchenware - including a charming assortment of roosters and salt and
pepper shakers - religious and votive art, Mexican folk art and decorative
pieces, while their hair salon produced more art and some mirrors. Don’t
miss the massive 1950s “Exotica” lamp, which looks like it came straight
from the Sherry Miami. There are also a number of African items from the
“African-American dream sequence” episode.

As is to be expected, from Wilhelmina, the Queen of Mode, come the most
deluxe selections. Such splendid items as her dining table with massive
ram head supports and the equally oversize faux elephant tusks that
rested atop it; a set of six red-painted upholstered high back dining
chairs; two Louis XV-style white-painted mock crocodile-upholstered
porter’s chairs; a pair of part-ebonized silver-upholstered armchairs; a
Neoclassical-style demi-lune marble-top side cabinet; a Louis XV-style
gilt metal and glass eight-light chandelier; a pair of
burgundy-upholstered Chinese-style barrel-back armchairs; a Theodore
Alexander Baroque-style commode; a pair of Neoclassical-style wood and
gilt metal wall plaques depicting flaming torches, laurel wreaths and
ribands, and a large pair of crackle-glazed Chinese Fu dog figures are
just some of the many luxurious pieces being sold from the set of her
apartment.

In a nod to her maternal side, we also have the black and white contents
of her nursery, including many stuffed animals, ranging in size from small
to quite large; the famous “teddy bear drapes”; a white and chrome
rocking chair; ebonized crib; a “Bloom Contemporary Fresco Loft” midnight
black baby’s high chair, bassinet and more.

No expense was spared to make the sets as upscale as possible, with the
result that we will have on display fine designer furniture such as a pair
of Philippe Starck’s Ero|S| by Kartell aluminum and Lucite swiveling
egg-form side chairs, his Louis Ghost chairs, Charles Ghost stools and
"PIP-e” chairs; Verner Panton Amoeba, cone, heart-shaped and molded
chairs, as well as a free-form interlocking living tower; Kartell molded
egg-shaped Ploof low armchairs and a low settee; replica Herman Miller
white mesh upholstered stainless steel swivel armchairs and Miller for
George Nelson swag-leg chairs; a Frank Gehry for Heller suite of white
painted blow molded right twist furniture; a replica of Pedro Friedeberg`s
famous "Hand" chair; a number of tables and credenzas by Alias; a set of
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Vegetal chairs; two chrome and
burgundy-upholstered high-back “Alcove” banquettes by Vitra; Piero Lissoni
armchairs for Kartell; Arne Jacobsen egg and swan chairs; a “Flexus”
porthole high-back sofa; a pair of Jonathan Adler Neoclassical-style
bergeres; a pair of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Georgian-style Berkley
tables and metal-mounted mahoganized side table, and any number of fine
pieces in the Neoclassical, Regency, Louis XVI, George III and Charles X
styles. There is also a selection of Chinese-style furniture and
decorative arts.

Lighting was not neglected; highlights are Italian Flos Spun Light “F”
floor lamps, designed by Sebastian Wrong.; Castore floor and tabletop
lamps from Artemide Inc., designed by Michele De Lucchi; Ron Rezela’s
silver, orange and frosted plexiglass table lamp; Luceplan “Agaricon” and
“Birzi” examples, designed by Ross Lovegrove; Artemide Mezzachimera lamps
designed by Vico Magistretti, and Tolomeo mini desk lamps; Manuel Wanders
for Moooi zebrawood floor lamp and spherical fiberglass “Random Light”; a
pair of Marcel Wanders for Flos B.L.O. silver and blue candleholder-form
table lamps and a Lumina “Zelig” silver plastic swing-arm extending table
lamp.

The sheer profusion of items precludes more of it from being listed, but
in this instance the phrase “something for everyone” certainly applies.
You are invited to preview the sale
Monday June 14 - Friday June 18 from 10 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday June 19
from 10 AM – 2 PM, at our secondary location at 225 Belleville Avenue, 4th
floor, Bloomfield, NJ, 973-743-0549.

The sales will begin each day at 10 AM, and conclude when the final lot
for that day’s session is sold. Bidding may be done in person, via
telephone bid, left bid, or through the auction website Artfact
(pre-registration required). If you have any questions about the bidding
process, please read the “Buying and Selling” section on our home page, or
call Nye & Company at 973-984-6900. Because of the expected popularity of
the sale, we urge interested parties to register as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact that these items were used weekly on the set
of a television show, some of them have sustained minor damage or have
other condition issues. Given this reality, we will NOT be offering
condition reports for this sale, and ask potential bidders to understand
everything
will be sold strictly AS IS, and that we will not be accepting ANY returns
due to condition or other reasons.

To view the Ugly Betty catalogue or check “Buying and Selling”, please
visit our website at ~

www.nyeandcompany.com

To request further information, please contact us at 973-984-6900.