Saturday 20 June 2020
Commencing at 10:30amBedford Auction Centre
Subject to change
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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.
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the the-saleroom.com
We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale
Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.
Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.
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Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.
Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.
For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.
Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.
ENTRIES INVITED FOR NEXT SALE
If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our sales please contact Matthew Baker on 01234 266366 or email@example.com
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.
Future sale dates include:
Leamington Spa – 27th February 2020 – Entries Invited
Bedford – 16th May 2020 – Entries Invited
Bedford – 22nd August 2020
Bedford – 14th November 2020
Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.
20th Century Design
Jorgen Baekmark, a set of four Model J80/J81 teak and seagrass chairs, including two armchairs
Sold for £620
A pair of 1950/60's teak armchair frames with tubular metalwork legs, loosely in the manner of Robin Day's 'Chevron' chair
Sold for £650
Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA (1887-1976),'Meeting Point',signed in pencil,off-set lithographic print,with Trade Guild blind stamp,51 x 74 cm*Regent Studio, Leamington Spa, label verso
Sold for £2,600
Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle, a Danish teak nesting suite including an extending dining table, 105 to 155 cm, and four black vinyl chairs with triangular seats.
Sold for £850
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen (Republic of), a pair of 'Egg' chairs on aluminium five-star bases.
Sold for £1,950
Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen, a 1960's teak and beech 'Heart' suite, the circular table, d. 119 cm, with six nesting chairs on tapering legs, No. 0963
Sold for £1,600
Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia, an UP 2000 Series 'UP5' and 'UP6' armchair and ottoman, upholstered in Soara 170 striped fabric *Sometimes known as the 'Big Mama' chair
Sold for £1,800
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
Paul Battams (b. 1953, Australian), 'Opal Rocks', signed verso and dated '99, oil, on canvas, 131 x 160 cm *Exhibited at the Australia House 1999 Exhibition
Sold for £500
Nils Jonsson for Hugo Troeds, a 1960's Swedish teak 'Gigant' sideboard, the four drawers flanked by two pairs of sliding doors, on turned tapering legs, l. 220 cm
Sold for £650
Peter Lovig Nielsen for Hedensted Mobelfabrik, a 1960's teak 'Boomerang' desk with a galleried surface, three drawers and a fall front enclosing a mirrored interior, on triangular form legs with teak and brass stretchers, w. 149 cm
Sold for £800
Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007),A series of crosshatching,signed in pen and inscribed 'For Tim Threllfall Den Haag July 25 1970 Sol Lewitt',pen and ink,35 x 53 cm*Lewitt is renowned for conceptual art and minimalism. His works include cube grids, wall paintings and Cubist-style sculptures.
Sold for £3,700
Ib Kofod-Larsen for G-Plan, a 1960's No. 4060 teak sideboard, the four doors with circular Bombay rosewood handles and enclosing a fitted interior, designed in 1964, l. 160cm
Sold for £900
Peter Collingwood (1922-2008) signed macrogauze tapestry.The weaver featured on BBC's 'The Craft of the Weaver' and was commissioned to decorate the Cultural Centre in Kiryu (Japan) and was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Sold for £4,300
Attributed to Charles and Ray Eames for Hille, a 1960's 'Lounger and Ottomon' with rosewood shells and black leather upholstery
Sold for £1,700
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Studio, a 'Barcelona' daybed upholstered in brown leather, on stainless steel circular straight legs *The daybed was first designed in 1930. This example was manufactured post-1996 and bears Knoll stamps to one leg
Sold for £3,100
Erik Marquardsen and Takashi Okamura for Getama, a 'Position 295' chaise in ash with dark blue and white chequered upholstery
Sold for £650