20th Century Art & Design

20th Century Art & Design

 

Sworders conduct five specialist auctions a year which have quickly become an established part of the UK auction calendar. The Decorative Art and Design sale caters for all budgets with estimates ranging from £100 to £100,000. 

There are three distinct sections within the sale covering Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Modern Design, Furniture, Studio ceramics and 1960s Design

Over the last few sales we have concentrated on growing the Scandinavian Furniture and Design element and now have a sale solely dedicated to contemporary lighting, objects and design 'Mid-Century and Modern Design'

Past sale highlights include a piano designed by Charles Robert Ashbee for the Guild of Handicrafts sold for £10,400; a collection of Clarice Cliff totalling over £30,000; Finn Juhl's ‘Bwana’ chair selling for £2,200 and Barbara Hepworth's 'Two Rotating Forms II', selling for £250,000.

 

20th Century Design Sales in 2020

MID CENTURY AND MODERN

British, Scandinavian and Italian Furniture & Design   
Tuesday 23rd June
Entries close Monday 18 May


ARTS & CRAFTS, ART DECO AND BEYOND 

From Gimson to Makepeace
Tuesday 15 September 
Entries close 31 July


20TH CENTURY DESIGN

Arts and Crafts | Art Deco | Modern Design
Tuesday 13 October
Entries close 4 September


THE SWINGING SIXTIES

Lifestyle | Fashion | Design | Art
Tuesday 24 November
Entries close 16 October

 

Next Auction

Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Beyond - Live Online
Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Beyond - Live Online
Tuesday, 15th September 2020 10:00
20th Century Design - Live Online
20th Century Design - Live Online
Tuesday, 13th October 2020 10:00

Our specialist

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the online valuation form to enquire about the auction value of your items. 

John Black

John Black
Director, 20th Century Art & Design

John has a degree in Art History augmented by a one year course at Christies, and has 20 years auction room experience. An integral member of our team he has a broad knowledge of the decorative arts, however his principal interest lies in 20th Century Design. John runs our successful 20th Century Art and Design sales.

T 01279 817778
E johnblack@sworder.co.uk 

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If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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