Forthcoming Live Auctions

Decorative Arts | Live Auction

Preview Evening | Tuesday 8 June, 6pm – 8pm
Auction | Sunday 13 June, 2.30pm

Highlighting the latest Decorative Arts catalogue is an outstanding selection of mid-century and modern design. Our international offerings are headlined by Jeanneret and Nakashima, and include Danish, Italian and American design heavyweights. Local material includes iconic forms by Marilyn Sainty and Len Castle, alongside works by highly sought-after New Zealand practitioners. A very rare pair of 19th Century Émile Gallé Faiences offer just a glimpse into the tightly curated antiquity selection, which is bursting with gems.

We welcome you to join us in person at the sale preview evening. This will take place at our Mount Eden Gallery between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday 8 June. The sale will be on view from Wednesday 9 June – Saturday 12 June with the live auction taking place on Sunday 13 June, starting at 2.30pm.

Auction Results

Ben Erren
Head of Decorative Arts
+64 21 191 9660

Forthcoming Online Auctions

Decorative Arts Online | 1 – 5 July

Our Decorative Arts Online catalogues feature an extensive range of decorative arts, presenting a fantastic opportunity for budding collectors and seasoned buyers alike to acquire highly-desirable pieces at very modest prices.

We are now consigning for our next Decorative Arts Online sale taking place in July. Contact us today, we would love to hear from you.

Florence S. Fournier
Decorative Arts Administrator
+64 22 574 5699

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 Auction Highlights

  • A Monumental Whites Aviation of The Rakaia Gorge
    EST . $1,200 – $1,800
    Price Realised incl. BP: 3,124
  • A Teak Mid-Century Danish Dresser
    EST . $400 – $600
    Price Realised incl. BP: $1,202
  • A Burnt Orange George Nelson Sideboard for Herman Miller
    EST . $2,500 – $5,000
    Price Realised incl. BP: $6,007
  • A Bruno Matheson Pernilla Lounge Chair with Ottoman
    EST . $1,000 – $2,000
    Price Realised incl. BP: $2,163 

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

Leah Morris – Decorative Arts Specialist

Leah studied at the University of Auckland earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Ancient History in 2015. In 2017 she graduated with an Honours in Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage and is currently completing her Master’s degree. Before coming to Webb’s Leah’s most recent tenure was working as a Collection Technician at the Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira as a Collection Technician for Human History in which she researched and catalogued the Social History, Applied Arts and Design, and World collections. Leah has a particular interest in South East Asian craftwork, Meiji period bronze work from Japan, and studio glass.

Leah Morris – Decorative Arts Specialist
+64 22 574 5699