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The Art & Design auction showcases the best of 20th century art and design and contemporary artists’ work.
Our specialist Art & Design department hosts three decorative arts auctions annually, showcasing key artists, designers and makers from the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements of the 19th century through Mid-Century design and the best of the contemporary market.
Whether you are looking for Art Deco auctions or more contemporary and modern art for sale, our auctions regularly feature many of the ‘greats’ of the last century, including the likes of Charles & Ray Eames, Gimson and the Barnsleys, Le Cobusier, Heal’s, Philippe Starck, Henry Moore, Louis Vuitton, Moorcroft, Lenci, Clarice Cliff, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and more.
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View a selection of items sold at recent Cheffins Fine Art auctions.
§ David Linley, a pair of sycamore bedside cabinets,
§ Guy Taplin (British, born 1939), Eight Curlews,
§ Sir Anthony Caro (British, 1924-2013), Leaf Pool, 2000,
§ Emily Young FRBS (British, born 1951), nude torso,
§ Keith McCarter (Scottish, born 1936), Epsilon,
§ Salvador Dali, (Spanish, 1904-1989), Hommage a Terpsichore (La Danse), conceived 1977,
§ Geoffrey Clarke RA (British 1924-2014), Angle and Supporting Bar, 1964,
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (French, 1891-1915)
Gaetano Pesce, (Italian, born 1939), Rag Table Lamp, No. 33,
Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, a mid-century Triennale Floor Lamp,
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, a lounge chair model 670 and ottoman model 671,,
Edward Barnsley, a pair Australian black bean display cabinets, circa 1958,
Victor Issa, (Lebanese-American, contemporary), Spring, 1998,
Francisco Sobrino (Spanish, 1932–2014), MV, 1967,
Eric Ravilious for Wedgwood, a Boat Race bowl, 1938,
Alvar Aalto for Finmar, a rare Model 21 cantilever chair,
Jimmie Martin, a 'Kaboom' open armchair and foot stool, the chair signed and dated '07, the stool
Three MTV Music Awards to Keith Flint, comprising; The 1997 MTV Networks Europe Viewer's Choice to
Marcel Breuer (Hungarian, 1902-1981) for Isokon, an early nest of three bent plywood tables, each
Helen König Scavini (1886-1974) & Mario Sturani (1906-1978) for Lenci, a rare 'Nudo Sul Mondo'
Artworks, furniture and objects from some of the biggest names in 20th century design went under the hammer.
'Orange Dahlias in a Vase' was sold to a collector from Italy
With record prices now being achieved for these iconic chairs designed by the late Lord Snowdon in 1969, Martin Millard takes a closer look at their appeal.
Considered the Clarice Cliff of furniture-making, this one-woman designer became the tastemaker of the 1930s. Martin Millard tells the story and details Betty Joel items available at the next Art & Design Sale.
As an affordable alternative to original artwork, signed prints and lithographs have come into their own with a new generation of collectors, Brett Tryner gives us the lowdown.