Highlights April 2013
The American mid-20th century designs in the recent auction ‘Come Fly With Me’, a Webb’s collaboration with Mr. Bigglesworthy, were keenly sought by collectors. The event was set within a market largely occupied by Danish design and collectors were enthusiastic about the American pieces on offer. This resulted in the sale being one of the most successful ever held in this category.
With a sell-through rate by value of 85%, and sold pieces exceeding their low estimates by 128%, the sale generated strong competition by those seeking to acquire iconic designs rarely seen on the New Zealand market. Where in the past the market has responded most strongly to utilitarian furniture designs, this sale was counter trend and most of the focus was on statement design pieces, lighting and accessories.
Consignments are now invited for the next auction of Modern Design to be held in October. Contact Josh Williams for specialist advice regarding international and local collecting trends and assessment of value for collectable modern furniture and accessories.
A Pair of Charles Pollock Leather Sling 657 Chairs by Knoll
A Pair of Eames Soft Pad Management Chairs by Herman Miller
A Vintage Eames 670/671 Black Leather and Rosewood Lounger and Ottoman
An Adrian Pearsall 2408-S Sofa by Craft Associates
H690 W2560 D860mm
A Peter Protzman Zebrawood and Chrome Executive Desk by Herman Miller
H755 W1660 D830mm
A Curtis Jere Wall Mounted Brass Birds in Flight Sculpture
A BMF Nagel Modular Candelabra
on a rare base with eleven chrome modules.