Sworders - A Plethera of Postwar, Prints and Plywood

 
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Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers hold three sales of 20th Century Design each year – divided into three distinct sections: Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Modern Design.

Items for their next sale on 29th May include a Piero Fornasetti waste paper bin estimated at £300 to £500, an enamelled vase by Paolo di Poli £600 to £800; a Danish PK31/3 leather sofa designed by Poul Kjaerholm, estimated at £5,000 to £8,000, and a bronze torso by Hubert Yencesse, which should fetch between £1,500 and £2,000. There is also a collection of furniture and lighting from internationally renowned contemporary designer Mark Brazier-Jones at £1,500 to £4,000.

However, before this highly anticipated Design sale, they have a Modern and Contemporary Prints auction that takes place on 9th April, with artists such as Damien Hurst, Tracey Emin and Ben Eine, whilst the Sporting Art sale on 30th April includes works by John Ferneley Senior, Basil Blackshaw and Archibald Thorburn.

Sworders have a full calendar of auctions throughout the year, which include pictures, furniture, Works of Art, jewellery, Asian Art and wine. Their inaugural ‘Into the Groove – 1950-1975’ sale on 9th July will encompass: art and design, film, space and Moon, travel, photography, cars, music memorabilia and Rock ’n’ Roll. From E-Types to minis, plywood to plastic, Apollo rockets to lunar landscapes, James Dean to Ziggy Stardust! Sworders Director and Head of 20th Century Design John Black said: “Selecting this 25 year period sees the spread of post-war design through fashion and popular culture that changed the way we look at the world forever. This will be the sale to view this summer’

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This bronze torso by Hubert Yencesse (left) and a Piero Fornasetti waste paper bin (above) are in the 29th May 20th Century Design sale at Sworders

This bronze torso by Hubert Yencesse (left) and a Piero Fornasetti waste paper bin (above) are in the 29th May 20th Century Design sale at Sworders

 
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