Mid Century Design

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Saturday 19 May 2018

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Saturday 12th May – 9am to 5pm,
Friday 18th May – 9am to 8pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

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.

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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.


Banksy (b. 1974), ‘No More Ball Games (Grey)’, screenprint in colours, 2009, signed and numbered 53/250, published by Pictures on Walls, London, image 61 x 64 cm, accompanied by the Pest Control Office certification and the original queue ticket *Please Note: Artist’s Resale Rights will apply to this lot Est £20000 – £30000

Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – 19th May 2018 
Leamington Spa  – 28th June 2018 – Entries Now Invited
St Neots  – 23rd August 2018 – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 17th November 2018 – Entries Now Invited

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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

Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, a pair of 'Tight' pale grey leather armchairs on chromed legs

Sold for £420

Sir Norman Foster for Tecno, a 'Nomos' rectangular table with a glass top, on castors, l. 160 cm

Sold for £440

Pietro Arosio for Tacchini, a pair of 'Moon' armchairs, the red leather seats on black pedestal swivel bases

Sold for £750

Matthew Hilton for SCP, a tan leather 'Balzac' chair and ottomon *Literature: See Charlotte & Peter Fiell '1000 Chairs', p. 685

Sold for £1,100

Denis Wirth-Miller,
'Marsh Landscape',
oil on canvas,
77 x 92 cm,
bearing a 'Beaux Arts Gallery, London' label verso

Sold for £2,000

Andy Goldsworthy OBE (b.1956),'Bracken stalks brought to a dome leaving a hold, raining, Borrowdale, Cumbria',colour photograph, 74 x 74 cm *Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot**The Auctioneers understand that this piece would originally have been sold with a second framed work including the authenticity, which is not now present CONDITION REPORT:
See pics No signature Frame 110x110cm Looks to have been cut out

Sold for £1700

Nam June Paik (American/Korean 1932-2006),'Evolution/Revolution/Resolution',signed in pencil and numbered 12/64the complete set of eight colour lithographs with aluminium plate etching,printed by Mark Patsfall Graphics, Ohio, Colophon, published by Carl Solway Gallery,70 x 52 cm each (8) CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a large business following an office relocation. Each framed and glazedAll of the prints have rough edges All No. 12/64 and singed in pencilCondition appears ok No original portfolio

Sold for £9000

Len Tabner (b.1946),'Stripping out drill pipes...'signed in pencil and dated 'Jan 28th 88 Monday 2.00 am',mixed media,50 x 70 cm,together with another of a similar theme (2)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Framed and glazedSlight damage to frame

Sold for £2000

Naoya Hatakeyama (b.1958),'Lime Hills',signed,a set of ten colour photographs on paper,45.5 x 42.4 cm each (10) CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a major business following an office relocation. Each framed and glazed, one with the glazing damaged. Signatures rubbed.

Sold for £1700

A 1960's 'Diplomat' sofa/couch by Howard Keith Furniture

Sold for £1100

Vladimir Kagan for Chromcraft, a 'Sculpta' dining set including a Brazilian rosewood and crossbanded oval table, w. 151 cm, and a set of four button upholstered vinyl chairs on self-return V-form bases *As featured in Star Trek episodes 'Spock's Brain' and 'The Trouble with Tribbles'

Sold for £1600

Erik Kirkegaard for Hong Stolefabrik, a pair of rosewood and black leather upholstered desk/armchairs

Sold for £750

Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, a set of ten 'Eames Plastic Chair' DSR chairs in yellow, grey and blue

Sold for £950

Mies van der Rohe, a pair of 1976 'Barcelona' chairs, the brown leather button upholstered cushions on chromed frames

Sold for £1,600

Attributed to Michael Kidner RA (1917-2009),geometric shapes, unsigned, oil on paper,51 x 37 cm, together with two others by the same hand (3)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Various pinholes to the top of the pictures Framed and glazed Small tear to the side of one picture

Sold for £1600

Garry Fabian Miller (b.1957),'First Sun', 'Star', 'Angel' and 'Red',signed verso and dated 1992,cibachrome, oil and light projection images, 29 x 28 cm (4 *Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a large business following an office relocation. Each framed and glazed.One picture has slipped in the frame

Sold for £2200

David Batchelor (b.1955),'1st Leaf No. 1-4', '2nd Leaf No. 1-4', '3rd Leaf No. 1,2,4'watercolour over pencil,unsigned with titles in pen verso,57 x 57 cm each (11)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a major business due to an office relocation.Third leaf No.3 missing

Sold for £1500

Michael Kidner RA (1917-2009),'Raindrops I' and 'Raindrops II',signed in pencil and dated 1958,oil on paper,50 x 37 cm each (2)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Consigned from a major business following an office relocation. F/G.Both pictures have pin holes to the topTear to the top right corner of Raindrop IFramed and glazed

Sold for £1600

Henry Walter Klein (H.W.Klein) for Bramin Mobler, a 1960's adjustable chaise longue, the teak frame upholstered in Kvadrat Tonica 411 wool CONDITION REPORT: Condition appears good, few minor scratches

Sold for £1000

Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller, a set of six model 75 chairs with teak frames and papercord seats, together with an H.W. Klein extending dining table with a single leaf, max. l. 170 cm CONDITION REPORT: One chair with a nick out of the backOne back has a long scratch that goes down to the timber and shows bare unfinished woodVarious other minor light scratches Sperate leaf can be removed D. 120

Sold for £1400