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Sworders July Design Sale

Tuesday 12 July sees Sworders next Design Sale hosting a variety of furniture, objects and works of art to complement the modern interior including outstanding examples of Scandinavian, Italian and British Design.

Expect an interesting collection of wall furniture, sideboard and chairs which formed part of the interior of Sea Lane House, the only house in Britain to have been designed by Bauhaus trained architect Marcel Breuer. Sea Lane House was designed in 1936 by Breuer and British architect FRS Yorke for James Macnabb though he never actually lived there. It was subsequently bought in 1943 by Richard Papelien, an engineer and celebrated figure in the automotive industry.

British design enthusiasts will be blown away by a spectacular wall hanging by distinguished weaver Peter Collingwood (1922-2008) in his characteristic woven geometric design estimated at £3,000-5,000. Over the last 12 months a series of Collingwood weavings have been sold by Sworders with a particularly fine example achieving a whopping £26,000 including fees.

Those seeking iconic American design will be drawn to the Charles and Ray Eames lounger and ottoman. These two pieces were designed for Herman Miller, the sole authorised manufacturer of furniture by the designers for markets in Europe and the Middle East with estimates of £3,000-5,000.

Last but definitely not least, a private collector in London offers three exciting lots of Chandigarh furniture by Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967). Designed in the 1950s after Jeanneret and Le Corbusier were commissioned to design the entire city of Chandigarh in India, the armchairs are beautifully made in teak with cane backs and seats, some still displaying the original inscriptions to show where they were made in the city.

Open for viewing at the Stansted Mountfitchet auction rooms from Friday 8 to Monday 11 July, the actual sale takes place live from 10am on Tuesday 12 July.

Find out more about the auction and lots HERE

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