Furniture, artworks and collector’s items from some of the biggest names in 20th century art and design were offered at the Cheffins Art & Design sale on 17th September, with a number of auction records set in the paintings section.

Amongst the furniture, two chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, dating from 1956 sold for £3,800 apiece. A pair of display cabinets from 1958 by Cotswold-based designer sold for £4,600, whilst a 1950’s dining table and twelve chairs from the same sold for £3,600.

The stalwarts of British design were also represented in the ceramics section, with an Eric Ravilious for Wedgwood Boat Race bowl, dating from 1938 selling for £2,800. Amongst the sculptures, two life-size nudes by modern-day American artist Victor Issa, made £7,500 and £4,600.

Amongst the paintings, a work from Cuban artist, Wilfredo Lam, was sold for £22,000 from the Gigi Richter collection, whilst a portrait from well-known British artist, John Stanton Ward, sold for £24,000 which is thought to be an auction record for the artist. A collection of forty pictures from Yorkshire-based businessman and philanthropist, Roger Moss OBE made a total of £34,000 and featured an auction record for a painting by George Chapman. There were also auction records believed to have been broken for local Cambridge artists, Ruth Doggett and Gwen Raverat.


Auction: The Art & Design Sale – 17th September 2020  
 Cheffins, Clifton House, 1-2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, UK, CB1 7EA

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