Chiswick Auctions

20th Century Decorative Arts & Design

Chiswick Auctions’ dedicated sales of 20th Century Design offer excellent examples of furniture, lighting, ceramics and sculpture from the most influential movements of the 20th Century. With international reach, the sales include works from the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Jugendstil and Vienna Secession movements, as well featuring makers from the Art Deco period including Lalique, Moser, Lenci, Essevi and Clarice Cliff.  Venini, Dino Martens, Barovier & Toso and Whitefriars are among the mid-20th century glass makers who continue to perform, whilst British studio pottery is dominated by names including Lucie Rie, Bernard Leach, John Ward and Gordon Baldwin. The sales also cater to the buoyant market for modern furniture – from early modernist pieces through to contemporary design – which is reflected in the strong prices regularly achieved. Post-War Italian design by makers such as Paolo Buffa and Gio Ponti are offered alongside mid-century modern works championed by Bauhaus, Le Corbusier and Charles & Ray Eames, in addition to Scandinavian furniture by Hans Wegner, Mogens Kold and Arne Vodder, among others. The department specialises in offering rarely-seen works from private collections and can offer discreet and professional valuations.

Forthcoming Auctions

The forthcoming sale of 20th Century Design will take place on 19th February 2019. Entries are invited. Please contact the department for a complimentary valuation or to discuss the market.  

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