Tue, 23rd Jun 2020 10:00

Mid-Century Design - Live Online

  Lot 73


* Peter Collingwood (1922-2008)

Peter Collingwood (1922-2008),
'M200. No. 10', a microgauze wall hanging of woven linen and steel, signed on label and stamped 'M.200. No.10',
31.5cm wide
135.5cm high

Peter Collingwood (1922-2008) was at the forefront of weaving for fifty years. His wall hangings use the traditional craft to create visual abstraction and are admired worldwide. Trained after national service by the master weaver Ethel Mairet, he worked with Alastair Morton, who became the visionary Artistic Director at the Edinburgh Weavers.

In 1952, he set up a studio at Archway in North London and sold his work in Liberty’s and Heal's. He also exhibited at the Red Rose Guild and the Arts and Crafts Society. He moved to Digswell Arts Trust in Hertfordshire, where he met and exhibited with Hans Coper.

Collingwood moved to Nayland near Colchester in 1964, where he worked until his death in 2008.


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Sold for £5,800

Condition Report
There is a build up of dust and fluff - removed from a deceased estate provenance - theatre designer and an actor - who lived in a 17th Century church - hence the dust. The rope suspension may be original - fishing wire and then a string suspension. Added are a number of more detailed images. We don't have a date for this work. 
Some of the strands have slightly unthreaded and shown on the images. Some spotting/rust to the horizontal bars

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Auction: Mid-Century Design - Live Online, Tue, 23rd Jun 2020

Sworders are delighted to bring our first Mid-Century Design online sale to you on Tuesday 23rd June. The sale encompasses furniture, works of art, graphic art, Studio ceramics and lots more!



Due to government guidelines at the current time, we will not be able to offer viewing at the Stansted Mountfitchet saleroom. However, please revisit our website to check for any changes.



All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 3 July 2020.

Furniture lots remaining after this date will be removed to: Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.

Removal will be at a cost of £20 per lot and storage will be charged at £2 per lot, per day.

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