Mid Century Design

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Friday 21 August 2020

Commencing at 10:30am

Bedford Auction Centre


Saturday 15th August 9am - 5pm,
Thursday 20th August 9am - 5pm,
Friday 21st August 9am – 12noon
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions.
A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place
All customers must wear a face covering.

Please note this sale will be held live on the internet. Whilst you can view as detailed above, we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.

*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

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. Our contemporary sales are jam-packed with Scandinavian, American and British designs by the ‘outside of the box’ thinkers of the 1950s through to today.


Robin Day, a ‘Reclining Chair’ with grey button upholstery, a weighted headrest, oak integral armrests and black metal tubular legs, designed in 1952 for Hille, recently refurbished
Est £800 – £1200

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the the-saleroom.com

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.

Soft Furnishings Policy Download
Mid-Century Design Soft Furnishings Policy

Mailing & Postage
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544 www.mbe.co.uk/bedford

Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.

For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.

Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.


A pair of 1970’s blue spun plastic children’s garden loungers Est £200 – £300

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our 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.

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Future sale dates include:
Bedford  – 14th November 2020


Recent Highlights

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

20th Century Design

S.J. Ladefoged for S.L. Mobler Durup, a 1960's Danish teak and upholstered highback adjustable armchair with a detachable headrest

Sold for £340

Michael Rothenstein (1908-1993),'Hollywood Bowl',signed,artist's proof, woodcut and screenprint, c. 1969,74 x 60 cm

Sold for £420

A 1950's Czech bentwood room divider by Jindrich Halabala, 229 x 90 cm

Sold for £480

Marjorie Heath (1905-1994),'Deserted Mart', signed verso,oil on canvas,51 x 39 cm

Sold for £500

Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, a set of eight 'Eames Plastic Chairs', the grey shells on black lacquered Eiffel Tower bases, 2015

Sold for £750

Ernest Race (1913-1964) for Heals, a pair of 1950's DA1 wingback sage button upholstered armchairs with beech legs, labels to underside and numbered 3504 and F732

Sold for £1,100

A pair of Matteo Grassi '2Leather Range' swivel chairs upholstered in cream leather with four-star chromed bases

Sold for £750

Hansen (Republic of), Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen (Republic of), a set of six 'Series 7' stacking chairs with teak bentwood shells and tubular legs, dated 2007

Sold for £900

Gordon Russell for W.Marks of Gordon Russell Ltd., a Design No. 4742 Japanese oak, lined cedar and walnut tallboy, the swing mirror over four drawers, maker's label to the bottom drawer dated 12/03/1930, h. 146 cm overall

Sold for £1,000

Hans Wegner for Getama, a GE 530 oak two-seater sofa frame, stamped

Sold for £460

Patrick Norguet for Artifort, a pair of 'Apollo' swivel armchairs, labels to the bases

Sold for £360

Victor Wilkins for G-Plan, a 'Spider' table with a glazed insert and teak supports, d. 90 cm

Sold for £440

Jenny Holzer (American, b. 1950),'Called Inflammatory Essays',nine individually coloured squares,signed and dated 2000,off-set lithograph on paper,work layout to the reverse,80 x 78 cm*Holzer was the first female American representative at Venice Biennale in 1990, where she won the Golden Lion Award

Sold for £500

A Jaeger Le-Coultre ‘Marina Chinoiserie’ timepiece, the visible eight-day movement with a clear dial and gilt dagger numerals within a clear, black and gilt metal case, on block feet, w. 22 cm

Sold for £600

Robin Day, a 'Reclining Chair' with grey button upholstery, a weighted headrest, oak integral armrests and black metal tubular legs, designed in 1952 for Hille, recently refurbished

Sold for £1,000

Henry Walter (H.W.) Klein for Bramin, a 1960's Danish Model 207 reclining armchair with a teak base

Sold for £700

A 1960's Danish teak and black button upholstered rocking chair with an angular frame

Sold for £800

Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle, a teak dining suite including an extending table, 106 cm to 158 cm, and four nesting chairs

Sold for £950

A set of six 1960's Danish teak and black vinyl chairs by Sax Mobler, together with an extending dining table with two fitted leaves by Skovmand Andersen, d. 110 to 210 cm

Sold for £1,200

Paul Battams (b. 1953, Australian), 'Opal Rocks', signed verso and dated '99, oil, on canvas, 131 x 160 cm *Exhibited at the Australia House 1999 Exhibition

Sold for £500