Design

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Design - Two Day Sale

Tue, 25th Jan 2022 - Wed, 26th Jan 2022

 

Sworders conduct four specialist auctions a year which have quickly become an established part of the UK auction calendar. The DESIGN sale caters to 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 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.

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John Black

John Black
Director
20th Century Art & Design | Head of Department

T: 01279 817778
E: johnblack@sworder.co.uk

Otto Billstrom

Otto Billström
Valuer | 20th Century Art & Design

T: 01279 817778
E: ottobillstrom@sworder.co.uk

Alex Froggatt

Alex Froggatt
Glass Specialist

T: 01279 817778
E: alexfroggatt@sworder.co.uk

News & Articles

The Studio Collection of Robert Johnson Washington to Sell in January

Nestled in a rural idyll of rolling woodland, there is a studio that belonged to Robert Johnson Washington (1913-1997), where the artist and potter lived and worked. Walking into the studio today, it's almost as if he had just walked out the door. Pots, tools, and the detritus of activity is everywhere...

23 November 2021

Rare William De Morgan Stained Glass Panel to Sell in January

Sworders’ Design sale on 25-26 January 2022 includes one of only a handful of stained glass windows designed by William De Morgan (1839-1917). The 67cm wide by 97cm high panel depicting the archangel St Michael slaying a dragon, is expected to bring £80,000-120,000.

17 November 2021

Are You Sitting on a Small Fortune?

An important example of Vienna Secession furniture, bought earlier this year for just £5, is expected to make between £2,000-3,000 in our auction of Design in the New Year. The elm and wicker highback chair, designed by Koloman Moser (1868-1918) in 1902, has been consigned to our 25 January sale.

3 November 2021