20th Century Design

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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Results from our June Collectors Auction

Our June Collectors Auction

Antiques Roadshow - Filming starts soon

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Results from our Decades of Design Auction

Decades of Design including Clarice Cliff

Results from our February Auction

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Our Back To The Future Auction is now Live

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Our Decades Of Design sale results

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Our Decades of Design Auction catalogue is live!

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Live auctions back in August

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Highlights from our April auction

Our April auction catalogue is now live

We would love to see your lots

Valuations days are back

Highlights from our Decades of Design Auction

Local design classic for sale in our Decades...

Decades of Design : Catalogue now live

Coming Soon : Albert Wainwright - The unseen...

Our Christmas Auction is now LIVE

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Antiques Roadshow finds with Will Farmer

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Filming commences on the Antiques Roadshow

Back to the Future back in September

June sale highlights

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Friday Fun Quiz - Ceramics challenge

Throw back Thursday - Robert Welch - Everyday Icon

Tutorial Tuesday - For the Love of René Lalique

Throw back Thursday - Josef Hoffmann and the...

Tutorial Tuesday - The Art of Emile Gallé

Friday Fun Quiz - 20th Century Decorative Arts...

Tutorial Tuesday - The work of Josef Lorenzl

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Throw back Thursday - Dame Lucie Rie

Tutorial Tuesday - Collecting Vintage Film Posters

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Tutorial Tuesday - Ercol 354 Nest of Tables

The funny little birds do it again !

Come and choose the best seat in the house

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We are preparing our 7th March Decades of...

Fieldings to sell their 10,000th piece of...

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

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July Sale Including Back To The Future : Thursday 21 July 2022

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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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