Mid Century Design

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Friday 21 May 2021

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 14th May – 9am to 5pm,
Saturday 15th May – 9am to 5pm,
EXTRA VIEWING Thursday 20th May – 9am to 5pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

EXTRA VIEWING Thursday 20th May – 9am to 5pm,

This is a specialist sale of mid century classic designed furniture and collectables. These auctions have proved to be very popular with specialist buyers and private individuals looking for something out of the ordinary to furnish their homes. Our contemporary sales are jam-packed with Scandinavian, American and British designs by the ‘outside of the box’ thinkers of the 1950s through to today.

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our sales please contact Matthew Baker on 01234 266366 or design@peacockauction.co.uk
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.



Auction Centre, Eastcotts Park, Wallis Way, Bedford, MK42 0PE

Friday 14th May – 9am to 5pm,
Saturday 15th May – 9am to 5pm
EXTRA VIEWING Thursday 20th May – 9am to 5pm, ,
Morning of sale from 9am

Buyers Premium
A buyers’ premium at 17.5% plus VAT, will be added to the bid price of each lot.

Lots purchased online will in addition attract a 5% plus VAT fee.

Condition Reports
We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale.

Soft Furnishings
See – Mid-Century Design Soft Furnishings Policy

Brazilian Rosewood
All lots constructed using Brazilian Rosewood are sold with the appropriate CITES certification – further documentation can be obtained from the auctioneers. Purchasers are warned that a new certificate will be required for resale or export purposes.

Artist Resale Rights (ARR)
In certain instances, where an artist is still alive, royalties can apply under the Artist Resale Right Regulations 2006. If these regulations apply, the buyer of the lot agrees to pay the auctioneer an amount equal to the resale royalty and we undertake to the buyer to pay this sum to the artist’s collection agent.

On sale day until 5pm and on the following Saturday, Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5pm.

Postage & Packing
Should you require items packed and posted please contact the Peacock Post team from Monday to Wednesday on 01234 608908 or shipping@peacockauction.co.uk

Attention is drawn to the Auctioneers Conditions of Sale in this catalogue and posted on the premises.

In particular it is emphasised that all accounts must be settled on the day of sale. Sale currency is GBP.

The following payment methods are accepted :
• Cash
• Debit card (in person)
• Direct bank transfer

We do not accept payments by credit card or any card payments over the telephone.

Bank transfer details are as follows :
Bank Name :       Metro Bank Plc
Account Name :  W&H Peacock
Sort code :          23-05-80
Account # :         29033862
Please quote both the auction number and your invoice number as reference. Failure to do so may delay goods being released. Please be aware that clients making international transfers will be liable for any bank imposed charges. 

Online Registration
In completing the online bidder registration and providing your payment card details you :

(i) confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to the auctioneer and have sufficient funds available to complete the transaction.

(ii) agree to abide by the auctioneer’s conditions of sale and special terms and conditions as stated in these particulars and on the online bidding platform.

(iii) agree to make payment via the methods and timescales stated above at the completion of the auction and authorise the auctioneer that on failing to do so the credit/debit card given may be charged in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased.

Auctioneer Information
W&H Peacock
Bedford Auction Centre
Eastcotts Park
Wallis Way
MK42 0PE
United Kingdom
Tel: 01234 266366

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Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.

20th Century Design

A 'life-size' sit-in driveable and multi-function Dalek, powered by three car batteries*Functions include mobility, sounds, lights, water canon and CO2 canon

Sold for £3,200

An Ercol elm 'Grank Plank' Windsor extending dining table, 150 x 80 cm, on beech legs with a fitted folding double-leaf that nests below, w. 71 cm

Sold for £2,000

R.C.Hiscock for Hiscock, Appleby & Co Ltd, a 1950's adjustable standard lamp with peach and turquoise enamelled shades and brass shafts

Sold for £1,800

Attributed to Alexey Brodovitch (Russian 1934-1958), a 'Floor Chair' or rocking chair, c. 1950, the plywood frames connected by wooden dowels and one length of plastic-covered cord

Sold for £1,600

Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle, a teak 'nesting' suite including an extending table, circular to oval, 106 cm to 155 cm, and four matching triangular chairs with black vinyl upholstery

Sold for £1,900

Lucien Ercolini for Ercol, an elm and beech sofa bed with a 'surfboard' back

Sold for £1,300

Lucien Ercolini for Ercol, an elm and beech sofa bed with a 'surfboard' back

Sold for £900

Attributed to Guy Rogers of Liverpool, a pair of 1960's green upholstered armchairs with teak arms and splayed legs

Sold for £850

Niels Moller for J.L. Moller, a Model 71 teak armchair with black vinyl upholstery together with a Model 71 chair with a seagrass seat

Sold for £400

Howard Keith for HK Furniture, a pair of 'Parnass' or 'Bambino' armchairs with beech frames and button upholstery, with the 1954 Heals sales invoice

Sold for £500

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, a 670 and 671 lounge chair and ottoman, each with a rosewood veneered shell, brown leather button upholstery and chromed bases, the Miller label to the undersides dates them between 1970 and 1990

Sold for £2,300

A Custom Gas Pumps contemporary lit cabinet modelled as a Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles pump, the orange and black body surmounted by a glass and perspex head, the interior with three glass shelves, h. 180 cm

Sold for £1,900

Mario Bellini for Cassina, a pair of Cab two-seater sofas in cognac leather

Sold for £1,700

Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, a '2333' three-seater sofa in black leather, designed in 1971, manufactured in 2006, labels to underside, 2333-88, l. 206 cm

Sold for £2,800

A 1960's Dyrlund rosewood sideboard with four sliding doors and four drawers, on tapering feet, length. 225 cm, depth. 47 cm, height 80 cm, label to interior

Sold for £1,300

A 1980's 'Ram' chair designed by André Dubreuil, the ironwork frame with a drop-in seat

Sold for £950

A set of eight 1960's Swedish rosewood dining chairs by Svegards Markaryd with bar backs and upholstered seats

Sold for £900

M. Strandang and Jan Wickelgren for Aneta, a moulded beech table lamp with a canvas shade

Sold for £170

A Finnish Ilmari Tapiovaara Pirkka breakfast table, the two slabs resting on an ebonised frame, unsigned, l. 120 cm

Sold for £440

C. Graciano (20th Century),A pair of muscians beside a red door,signed and dated '73,oil on canvas,73 x 53 cm

Sold for £800