Mid Century Design

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Friday 13 November 2020

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Due to the exceptional circumstances there will be no public viewing for this sale and all lots have been photographed.

Our Mid-Century Design Sale is still on!

Friday 13th of November’s sale of furniture, ceramics, glass and pictures will still be taking place.

Due to the new lockdown measure, we cannot provide viewing, however we are happy to give condition reports including additional photographs, dimensions and information.

Please email design@peacockauction.co.uk with the lot number and any particular questions you have. We will reply to your request early next week.

There will not be any room bidding for the sale, however you can bid by:

  • Leaving a commission bid on our website
  • Registering with the-saleroom.com to bid live online
  • Telephone (for higher value lots only)

Following the sale, collections will be on a ‘Click & Collect’ basis.

Thank you for your interest in our sales. We hope that you will continue to keep safe during these uncertain times.

Payment and Click & Collect
During November please note the following arrangements for payment and collection of lots.

Once the sale has finished, successful buyers will be emailed an invoice including details to make a bank transfer. Payment is strictly by bank transfer only.

Collection is strictly by appointment.

This can be made by either this link – Click & Collect or by phoning 01234 266 366.

Please make sure you give your client reference and surname

Entrance to the Auction Centre car park will only be permitted with an appointment. Upon arrival you will be directed where to park and wait in your vehicle. A porter will collect and place your purchases near to your vehicle and you will be responsible for loading.

Please note that our staff will be strictly adhering to social distancing rules during the collection (i.e. keeping a distance of at least two meters) and that customers will not be permitted to enter the Auction Centre.


Sir Peter Blake (b. 1932), ‘Summer Days’, screenprint in colours, published by CCA Galleries, blind stamp to corner, signed and numbered 102/175, image 88 x 44 cm *Please Note: Artist Resale Rights applies to this lot at 4% Est £1500 – £2000

Please note this sale will be held live on the internet. Whilst you can view as detailed above, we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.

*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.

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Damien Hirst (b. 1965), ‘The Souls IV- Fuchsia Pink and Raven Black Butterfly’, two-colour foil block, signed and numbered 8/15, 72 x 51 cm Provenance: Archer Publications Ltd *Please Note: Artist Resale Rights applies to this lot at 4% Est £5000 – £8000


Recent Highlights

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

20th Century Design

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

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

Sold for £850

A 1950's 'Woodpecker' chair by Ernest Race, the button back upholstery with teak arms and tubular legs, believed to be a prototype armchair

Sold for £1,300

Robin Day for Hille, an Interplan sideboard, designed in 1954, the pair of contrasting black and white structural glass doors enclosing four detachable drawers and a gallery space, on beech legs, l. 137 cm

Sold for £1,400

Damien Hirst (b. 1965),'The Souls IV- Fuchsia Pink and Raven Black Butterfly',two-colour foil block,signed and numbered 8/15,72 x 51 cmProvenance: Archer Publications Ltd

Sold for £5,000

Patrick Norguet for Artifort, a pair of 'Apollo' swivel armchairs, labels to the bases

Sold for £360

Victor Wilkins for G-Plan, a 'Spider' table with a glazed insert and teak supports, d. 90 cm

Sold for £440

Jenny Holzer (American, b. 1950),'Called Inflammatory Essays',nine individually coloured squares,signed and dated 2000,off-set lithograph on paper,work layout to the reverse,80 x 78 cm*Holzer was the first female American representative at Venice Biennale in 1990, where she won the Golden Lion Award

Sold for £500

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

Warren Platner for Knoll International, a wirework table with a smoked glass surface, label to underside of rim, d. 107 cm

Sold for £800

Lucien Ercolini for Ercol, an elm and beech spindle backed 'loveseat' or bench with shaped seats

Sold for £950

Hans Brattrud for Hove, a set of four 'Scandia Prince' teak bentwood stacking chairs together with a matching dining table, 120 x 97 cm

Sold for £1,400

Sir Peter Blake (b. 1932),'Summer Days',screenprint in colours,published by CCA Galleries, blind stamp to corner,signed and numbered 102/175,image 88 x 44 cm

Sold for £1,500

S.J. Ladefoged for S.L. Mobler Durup, a 1960's Danish teak and upholstered highback adjustable armchair with a detachable headrest

Sold for £340

Michael Rothenstein (1908-1993),'Hollywood Bowl',signed,artist's proof, woodcut and screenprint, c. 1969,74 x 60 cm

Sold for £420

A 1950's Czech bentwood room divider by Jindrich Halabala, 229 x 90 cm

Sold for £480

Marjorie Heath (1905-1994),'Deserted Mart', signed verso,oil on canvas,51 x 39 cm

Sold for £500