20th-century design sale success in Essex

Essex auction house Sworders saw robust bidding at it recent online 20th-century design sale, which saw highlights including a Peter Collingwood linen and street wall hanging sell for an impressive £10,400.

Peter Collingwood linen and street wall hanging sell

The item had come to the auctioneers from a US private client whose mother had purchased it from the artist during a visit to the US in the 1980s. It was bought by the London interior trade.

Elsewhere in the sale, other star lots included:

  • A copy of the classic Bob Marley and the Wailers’ album, Exodus, sign by Marley on the sleeve ‘Rasta Bob Marley, which made £5,000.

Signed Bob Marley Exodus

  • An Art Deco walnut and bird’s-eye maple cocktail cabinet, probably by Epstein, which sold for £3,250
  • A pair of Stilnovo model B 4917, adjustable wall lights from the 1950s, which made £2,600

Stilnovo model B 4917, adjustable wall lights

  • A Martin Brothers’ stoneware aquatic vase, decorated with bizarre fish swimming amongst weeds, which sold for £2,300

Martin Brothers' stoneware aquatic vase

  • A PK22 stool, designed by Poul Kjærholm for E Kold Christensen, which sold for £2,200

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