Are you sitting comfortably?
15th March 2018
Charles and Ray Eames designed their Lounge chair and Ottoman, known as the 670 and 671 respectively due to the numbers adopted by manufacturer Herman Miller, the design was a highly successful attempt to create a comfortable armchair in the modern age. First conceived in 1956 as a contemporary redesign of the ‘club chair’ this iconic design is still produced today. Collectors of mid-century design seek out early examples in original condition and this example ticked all the boxes.
This early example offered at Clevedon Salerooms in March 2018 has a rosewood faced plywood construction requiring a Cites article 10 licence in order to sell it. With the leather in remarkable condition, the vendors were most surprised to learn that this chair and ottoman residing in the lounge of a relative had any value at all. Toby Pinn at Clevedon Salerooms is pleased to advise on all aspects of 20th Century design.
When Irish Eyes are Smiling - Bristol Loyalists folio sells well at Clevedon Salerooms
Clevedon Salerooms held another successful fortnightly sale of Antiques and Collectables at the Kenn Road Auction Centre on Thursday 1st October, the first of three this month. Of both local and Irish interest was a Victorian folio of ‘Addresses of Irish Loyalists resident in Bristol and Neighbourhood 1889’. This was competed for by online bidders on both sides of the Irish Sea, with an Irish buyer securing it as a multiple-estimate £310.