Forthcoming Live Auctions

Decorative Arts
Preview | 9 March, 6pm
Auction | 13 March, 11.30am

Webb’s are seeking entries for our forthcoming Decorative Arts auctions in 2021.

Our sales have showcased how strong the market is, with buyers eager to acquire pieces at the top level. Our November Decorative Arts live auction saw some outstanding results across all categories. Exceptional pieces from both international and local designers were sold at record prices for the season.

Record breaking registrations occurred on three separate occasions in 2020; the most recent November sale showing over 500 bidders. With the groundswell of buyers eager to spend with Webb’s, the timing has never been better to consider auction as the most lucrative way to sell.

We are seeking quality consignments of mid-century modern design, Maori and Oceanic artifacts, furniture, decorative arts, silver, clocks, rugs and ceramics. Do get in touch with our Decorative Arts specialists for a no obligation appraisal and further information on selling at auction.

Ben Erren
Head of Decorative Arts
+64 21 191 9660
ben@webbs.co.nz

Forthcoming Online Auctions

FORM: SEX, PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE Online | 27 January – 02 February

A sale of out of print and rare display books, photography and posters.

Catalogue coming soon

Decorative Arts Online | 18 February – 22 February

The Webb’s Decorative Arts Online Catalogues present a superb opportunity for both new collectors and seasoned buyers who may have a little more time on their hands to pore over a curated selection of stunning pieces.

With lots ranging from $25 to $1,000; transforming your home space on a budget is easily attainable by choosing from the wide ranging collection of mid-century furniture, antiques, ceramics, silver, rugs, art glass, prints, original artworks and photography. Entries now invited.

Denzel De Ruysscher

Decorative Arts Administrator
+64 9 529 5603
decarts@webbs.co.nz

The Webb’s Decorative Arts Department offers excellence in expertise, scholarship and service.

These auctions comprise of decorative arts covering a wide array of periods and styles from early-European antiques to pieces of mid-20th century modernist design, including furniture and furnishings, such as mirrors, clocks, rugs, ceramics, porcelain, silver and oriental porcelain.

If you have something that you believe may be of interest or are just intrigued for further information please contact Ben Erren for an auction valuation and more information about buying and selling at auction.

Recent Highlights

  • A Very Fine Swiss Music Box by Reuge – Achieved $19,000
  • An Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Stool – Achieved  $16,450
  • A Māori Panel Carved by Iotua Charlie Tuarau – Achieved $13,512.50
  • A Swamp Kauri Desk – Achieved $8,225
  • An Archibald Knox Designed for Liberty’s Tudric Pewter Enamel and Copper Mantel Clock – Achieved $4,230

Our Team

Ben Erren – Head of Decorative Arts

Ben brings to Webb’s nearly a decade of experience in both the auction industry and the primary market, where he worked in the sourcing and sale of vintage, antique and specialty pieces for one of the country’s largest vintage retailers. With a breadth of knowledge gained in the extensive handling of estates, ranging from ceramics and modern design to Oceanic and Tribal Artefacts. Ben enjoys the process of working closely with clients in both the sale and acquisition of exceptional pieces, and achieving the best possible result for both vendor and buyer.

Ben Erren – Head of Decorative Arts 
Mobile +64 21 191 9660
Email ben@webbs.co.nz