20th Century Design and Antiques Auctions

We hold two 20th Century Decades of Design sales a year and would consider this our flagship auction. Each encompasses around 1,000 lots of specialist items carefully selected by renowned expert, Will Farmer. 20th Century Design encapsulates anything and everything produced in the last century, including ceramics, glass, artwork, furniture, jewellery, silver and any object considered a design classic. We offer design and modernism from arts and crafts, art nouveau, art deco, mid-century design, Scandinavian and Danish design classics through to modern-day contemporary design. Read more

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Friday Fun Quiz - Ceramics challenge

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Tutorial Tuesday - For the Love of René Lalique

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Throw back Thursday - Dame Lucie Rie

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Our next auction

The April Sale : Thursday 22 April 2021

Lot 838

Demetre Chiparus - The Oriental Dancer - A patinated, gilt and silvered bronze figure with ivory…

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Lot 838

Lot 440

MAURICE DE VLAMINCK (FRENCH, 1876-1958) - 'Le Carrefour', oil on canvas, signed, framed, 33cm x 41cm,…

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Lot 440

Lot 444

RICHARD ANSDELL, RA (1815-1885) - A setter retrieving a grouse, oil on canvas laid down on board,…

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Lot 444

Lot 717

A lady's 18ct gold Cartier quartz bracelet watch with Roman numerals to a square dial, case width…

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Lot 717

Lot 728

A gentleman's stainless steel, Panerai Luminor Marina Firenze 1860, automatic wrist watch, batons,…

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Lot 728

Lot 813

A collection of five early 20th Century leather-bound photgraph albums documenting a tour of East…

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Lot 813

Lot 439

FOLLOWER OF JAN HACKAERT (DUTCH 1628 - 1685) - Travellers on a woodland path with distant hills…

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Lot 439

Lot 591

An 18ct Cartier diamond pendant open oval drop detailed with eight diamonds below diamond set pendant…

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Lot 356

CHARLES HUNT (1829-1900) - The young artist and his patient model, oil on canvas, signed and dated…

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Lot 356

Lot 387

ATTRIBUTED TO EDWARD MATTHEW WARD, RA (1816-1879) - 'Dr. Johnson perusing the manuscript of the Vicar…

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Lot 387

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Fieldings 20th Century Design house record – Clarice Cliff May Avenue charger sold for £21,500, previously used by grandma to keep the milk man's money, a really true rare find.

Will’s most memorable find – A Pulcini glass bird sculpture, circa 1964 designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, setting the record for highest price ever paid through auction for one of these little birds at £8,100.

Will’s dream find – a 1950s Piero Fornasetti trumeau architettura cabinet. He has a great passion for Fornasetti furniture as very little comes to the open market.

Clarice Cliff -' May Avenue' 18inch ribbed charger, circa 1933, sold £21,500

An early 20th Century vase, designed by Frederick Carder, sold £7,800

Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi - A Pulcini glass bird, sold £7,000 and £8,100

D.H. Chiparus - A bronze figure of an Egyptian Dancer, sold £10,800

Clarice Cliff - A Bowling pattern, 18inch charger, sold £11,000

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen - A pair of 'Swan' swivel chairs, sold £1,100

Attributed to Josef Hoffmann - Wiener Werkstätte vase, sold £4,500

Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller - A 670 lounge chazir and 671 Ottoman, sold £1,300

Lucie Rie - A 1980s footed bowl with golden manganese glaze, sold £10,800

Robert Heritage for Archie Shine - a 'Bridgeford rosewood veneered sideboard, sold £1,250

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