Modern Art & Design Auctions

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We hold four dedicated Modern Art & Design auctions each year featuring works by painters, ceramicists, furniture designers and other modern artists. We offer a free valuation service for your items at these auctions.  

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Modern Art and Design Overview


Our Modern Art & Design auctions include designer furniture, studio pottery, ceramics & glass, sculpture and of course paintings and prints from household names such as Banksy, Blek le Rat, Mary Fedden, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and many other big names.


The market for Modern furniture is particularly buoyant and there is always a strong interest from buyers in Scandinavian Design. Our auctions are marketed internationally and recent highlights featured in these auctions include an Eero Saarinen tulip table and 4 tulip chairs sold for £1,850, a Robert 'Mouseman' Thomson bur oak stool sold for £1,900, a Pulcini glass bird sold for £3,100 and a Banksy sold for £22,000. 


Areas of Expertise

A national leader in auctions and valuations since 1955, 20th Century Design is one of our specialist areas and we help our clients achieve the best prices for their items by combining our expert market knowledge and experience with a specialist online auction programme and international marketing. We are regularly on the lookout for pieces made by iconic designers. These include Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé, The Epstein Brothers, Mark Brazier-Jones, John Makepeace, Hans Wegner, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann,  Piero Fornasetti, Robert "Mouseman" Thomson of Kilburn, Ercol, Heals, Isokon, Jack Pritchard, Wells Coates, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, John Makepeace, Mark Brazier-Jones, Charles & Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier and many more. In the realms of glass and ceramics, we are on the lookout for items by Kosta Boda, Murano, Lalique, Dale Chihuly, Émile Gallé, Daum, Pulcini, Joshua Hodgetts, John Ditchfield, John Maltby, Lucie Rie, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, Hans Coper, Martin Brothers, Clarice Cliff and a local favourite Moorcroft.


If you want to sell an item of Modern Art & Design please use the form below for a free online valuation or contact our specialist James Spiridion at for more information.

Meet Our Modern Design Specialist

James Spiridion BA (Hons)

Modern Design Directory

Learn more about some of the famed Modern Designers that we sell regularly in our Modern Design sales, as well as achieved auction prices, maker's marks and identifying features. 

Modern Design Directory

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