Mid Century Design

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Thursday 23 February 2017

Commencing at 11:00am

Leamington Spa Auction Centre


Wednesday 22nd February – 9am to 7pm,
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.

The first Mid-Century Design sale of 2017 is at our Leamington Spa office and includes a diverse selection of British, Scandinavian and American furniture and lighting. Featured in the sale is a large consignment of contemporary office furniture and lighting by Sir Norman Foster, Charles Eames and other famous designers. Vintage industrial/classroom stacking chairs- of which this sale has a good number- are always popular sellers. Other highlights amongst the furniture include a John and Sylvia Reid Stag sideboard, an unusual Erik Buch dining suite and a B&O rosewood sideboard.

Consigned by various individuals, the saleroom will be filled with over 50 lots of screenprints, oils and watercolours including a large collection of Mackenzie Thorpe limited edition prints and two 2016 Tracey Emin etchings. Amongst the collectables and ceramics, a rare Braun SK55 record player- nicknamed ‘Snow White’s Coffin’- should attract competitive bidding; and a tapering Clarice Cliff vase also holds potential.

All in all, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 23rd of February for a busy and exciting sale.


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.

Mailing & Postage
All mailing is handled by Mail Boxes Etc.
41 Oxford Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4RA
Tel: 01926 881920 Fax: 01926 888383 Email: info@mbeleamingtonspa.co.uk

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.

Future sale dates include:
Leamington Spa  – 23rd February 2017 – Entries Now Invited
Bedford  – 20th May 2017
Leamington Spa – 29th June 2017
St Neots– 24th August 2017
Bedford  – 18th November 2017

Recent Highlights

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

20th Century Design

Borge Mogensen for FDB, a set of four beech and papercord J39 'Peoples Chairs', designed in 1947

Sold for £660

Sir Norman Foster for Tecno, a 'Nomos' table, the rectangular glass surface on a chromed base of typical form with castors, l. 160 cm

Sold for £840

Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, a 'Dadone' red leather three-seater sofa on a chromed frame

Sold for £980

Nelson Rohilahla Mandela (1918-2013), 'My Robben Island Series II: The Courtyard', limited edition lithograph, signed with artist's motivation and limited edition photograph, 287/350, with certification by Ross McLean Calder, in the original folio

Sold for £1500

A pair of 1940's button upholstered tub armchairs on square tapering feet

Sold for £460

Jean Marie Massaud for Arper, a pair of cream woollen upholstered swivel armchairs on aluminium bases

Sold for £600

Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars, a textured range 'Drunken Bricklayer' vase in indigo, h. 33 cm

Sold for £ 380

Hashi Chakraborty (Bangladesh), an abstract still life study, oil on canvas, 81 x 110 cm, framed

Sold for £400

Niels Moller for Gudme Mobler, a 1970's Brazilian rosewood and crossbanded extending dining table on a four-star pedestal base, with two fitted leaves, stamped to underside 'Gudme Mobler Made in Denmark', max. 222 x 124 cm

Sold for £500

Johannes Andersonm for Udlum Mobler, a set of seven 1960/70's Brazilian rosewood dining chairs, model # 138, the back rails with three inset holes over upholstered drop-in seats

Sold for £640

Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle, a 1960's teak 'Roundette' set including an extending table, max. l. 156 cm, and six nesting chairs

Sold for £840

A 1960's Danish sofa, the Brazilian rosewood frame with green upholstery and cushions, in the manner of Illum Wikkelso or Ole Wanscher

Sold for £900

Hans Brattrud for Hove Mobler, a set of four 'Scandia' teak high back stacking dining chairs, together with the matching table on hairpin legs, d. 119 cm

Sold for £1300

A late 1950's/early 1960's 'Wentworth' afromosia teak day bed with copper piping and supports and green upholstery, by Toothill, exclusively retailed by Heals

Sold for £1500

Philippe Starck for Flos, a pair of 'Romeo' table lamps with aluminium bases, steel bodies and glass shades, h. 67 cm

Sold for £560

Niels Koefoed for Koefoeds Hornslet, a set of six teak 'Lis' dining chairs, including two carvers, with black vinyl seats, together with a matching extending table, max. l. 219 cm

Sold for £600

A 1960's Scandinavian teak sideboard, the tambour sliding door enclosing three fitted drawers and two pairs of shelves, on circular tapering feet, l. 200 cm

Sold for £400

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, a 'Soft Pad' tan leather swivel office chair on a four star aluminium base

Sold for £480

Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Mogens Kold, a set of six 1960's teak and paper cord dining chairs with rectangular back rails

Sold for £500

Sir Norman Foster for Tecno, a rectangular glass office table on a chromed atomic-typebase of typical form, 100 x 218 cm

Sold for £1000