Mid Century Design

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Thursday 22 August 2019

Commencing at 10:30am

St Neots Auction Centre


Wednesday 21st August – 9am to 8pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

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.


Peter Ghyczy, a 1960/70’s ‘Garden Egg’ chair with an orange polyurethane folding shell and padded seat Est £300 – £400

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

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Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.

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Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.


Martin Hall for Gordon Russell, a ‘Marlow’ R454 sideboard in Brazilian rosewood, the four doors enclosing a maple interior with two shelves and two tray drawers, designed in 1975, l. 218 cm Est £600 – £1,000

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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 monthly 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

Hans Wegner for Getama, a GE 530 oak two-seater sofa frame, stamped

Sold for £460

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

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

Sold for £700

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

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

Sold for £900