20th Century 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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Selling Clarice Cliff pottery at auction

From North Yorkshire to the West Midlands -...

A day out at Moorcroft Pottery, Stoke on Trent

Movers and shakers of the Contemporary Glass...

Very rare piece of Clarice Cliff to go under...

Libby January : An Artist's studio sale

The magical world of Piero Fornasetti


Our next auction

The February Sale including Back to the Future: Saturday 8 February 2020

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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 either survived or comes to the open market.

Ercol - A nest of three model number 354 blonde elm and beech 'Pebble' occasional tables, sold £200

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

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

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