Mid Century Design

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Friday 21 August 2020

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Thursday 20th August 9am - 5pm, Friday 21st August 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.


Robin Day, a ‘Reclining Chair’ with grey button upholstery, a weighted headrest, oak integral armrests and black metal tubular legs, designed in 1952 for Hille, recently refurbished
Est £800 – £1200

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.


A pair of 1970’s blue spun plastic children’s garden loungers Est £200 – £300

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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Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – 14th November 2020


Recent Highlights

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

20th Century Design

Henry Walter (H.W.) Klein for Bramin, a 1960's Danish Model 207 reclining armchair with a teak base

Sold for £700

A 1960's Danish teak and black button upholstered rocking chair with an angular frame

Sold for £800

Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle, a teak dining suite including an extending table, 106 cm to 158 cm, and four nesting chairs

Sold for £950

A set of six 1960's Danish teak and black vinyl chairs by Sax Mobler, together with an extending dining table with two fitted leaves by Skovmand Andersen, d. 110 to 210 cm

Sold for £1,200

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

A pair of Matteo Grassi '2Leather Range' swivel chairs upholstered in cream leather with four-star chromed bases

Sold for £750

Hansen (Republic of), Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen (Republic of), a set of six 'Series 7' stacking chairs with teak bentwood shells and tubular legs, dated 2007

Sold for £900

Gordon Russell for W.Marks of Gordon Russell Ltd., a Design No. 4742 Japanese oak, lined cedar and walnut tallboy, the swing mirror over four drawers, maker's label to the bottom drawer dated 12/03/1930, h. 146 cm overall

Sold for £1,000

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