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.
ARTS & CRAFTS, ART DECO AND BEYOND
From Gimson to Makepeace
Tuesday 8 September
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
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.
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
For further information on specific collecting areas, please visit the pages below (hover over the images for more information):