Mid Century Design

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Friday 19 February 2021

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Saturday 13th February 9am - 5pm,
Thursday 18th February 9am - 5pm,
Friday 19th February 9am – 12noon
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions.
A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place
All customers must wear a face covering.

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.

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

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
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.

Delivery Service
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.

Soft Furnishings Policy Download
Mid-Century Design Soft Furnishings Policy

Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544 www.mbe.co.uk/bedford

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.

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.

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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

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