Material Culture | Live Auction
Preview | Tuesday 25 January, 6-8pm
Live Auction | Wednesday 2 February, 6.30pm
Webb’s is now seeking entries for our forthcoming Material Culture live auction. Following the success of our May catalogue, and the early consignment of a significant single owner collection of African artefacts, this auction promises to present another exceptional offering to a market eager to acquire at all levels.
This auction will bring together an outstanding selection of art forms with rich cultural significance. These objects and tools, crafted from unique regional resources, seamlessly combine functionality and a refined aesthetic.
With Webb’s existing patronage of dedicated buyers looking to add to their collections and emerging collectors following our auctions closely, there has never been a better time to bring objects of Taonga and Material Culture to market.
For more information about buying and selling at our upcoming Material Culture live auction, get touch with our specialist team.
Catalogue Coming Soon.
Head of Decorative Arts
+64 21 191 9660
Forthcoming Online Auctions
Studio Glass Online | 14 – 18 January
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
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 – Specialist, Decorative Arts
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
Mobile +64 22 574 5699