Mid Century Design

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Saturday 18 May 2019

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Saturday 10th November – 9am to 4pm,
Friday 16th November – 9am to 8pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

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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.

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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
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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

Frantisek Jirak for Tatra Nabytok NP, a pair of 1960's oatmeal upholstered tub-type chairs on bentwood and tapering beech legs*Elsewhere this design has been attributed to Miroslav Navratil, however these chairs bear Tatra paper labels to the frames

Sold for £600

Ilmari Lappalainen for Asko, a 'Pulkka' chair and footstool, the silvered frame with white leather upholstery, label to underside of chair

Sold for £700

Robin Day for Hille, a 1954 Interplan three-drawer walnut chest with rosewood drawers and brass finished handles on black tubular legs, w. 91 cm, together with a matching three drawer bedside chest

Sold for £1,000

Gunnar Myrstrand for Kallemo, a 1960's Swedish easy chair and footstool, each with Brazilian rosewood frames and black leather button upholstery, stamped

Sold for £1,000

Attributed to Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielson for France & Son, a 'Minerva' daybed with a teak frame and loose button upholstery

Sold for £420

A set of eight 1960's teak ladderback dining chairs with seagrass seats, including two carvers, by Glyngore Stolefabrik, together with a similar extending dining table with two fitted leaves, 150 cm extending to 265 cm

Sold for £580

Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, a set of ten 'Eames Plastic Side Chair DSS' stacking chairs on chromed legs

Sold for £420

Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, a pair of 'Tight' pale grey leather armchairs on chromed legs

Sold for £400

Vladimir Kagan for Chromcraft, a 'Sculpta' dining set including a Brazilian rosewood and crossbanded oval table, w. 151 cm, and a set of four button upholstered vinyl chairs on self-return V-form bases *As featured in Star Trek episodes 'Spock's Brain' and 'The Trouble with Tribbles'

Sold for £1600

Erik Kirkegaard for Hong Stolefabrik, a pair of rosewood and black leather upholstered desk/armchairs

Sold for £750

Erik Marquardsen and Takashi Okamura for Getama, a 'Position 295' chaise in ash with dark blue and white chequered upholstery

Sold for £650

Ricardo Flumer for Alias, a stack of sixteen 'Laleggera' chairs in a maple finish, on a fitted set of wheels

Sold for £900

Robert Heal for Staples, a teak modular 'Ladderax' shelving system including ten wooden uprights, h. 200 cm, a corner metal upright, four corner shelves, two fall-front cabinets, w. 58 cm, two three-drawer chests, w. 89 cm, a glazed sliding door cabinet, w. 89 cm, a solid two door cabinet, w. 89 cm, together with sixteen various shelves and the associated cross members

Sold for £1,200

1960's teak and bergere daybed, the integral end tables lifting to form head and footboards, with green leather upholstery

Sold for £1,200

After Charlotte Perriand, a set of fifteen 1970's 'Les Arc'-type stacking chairs with aluminium tubular frames suspending tan leather seats and backs

Sold for £650

Arne Hovmand Olsen for Mogens Kold, a 1960's Danish rosewood and crossbanded sideboard, the two pairs of doors beside three drawers, on a 'sled' type base, l. 247 cm

Sold for £1,500

Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, a conference table, the surface of boat-shaped form on a pair of black and aluminium supports with splayed legs, 240 x 112 cm, together with a set of eight Vitra 'Meda' office swivel armchairs

Sold for £1400

Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, a pair of 'Tight' pale grey leather armchairs on chromed legs

Sold for £420

Sir Norman Foster for Tecno, a 'Nomos' rectangular table with a glass top, on castors, l. 160 cm

Sold for £440

Pietro Arosio for Tacchini, a pair of 'Moon' armchairs, the red leather seats on black pedestal swivel bases

Sold for £750