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.
Roaring start to 2021 at Clevedon Salerooms
Clevedon Salerooms held their first sale of the New Year on Thursday 7th January, a sale of Antiques and Collectables, at the Kenn Road Auction Centre. Despite the newly-imposed lockdown the auctioneers managed to achieve a selling rate of 90% thanks to condition reports and multliple images of every lot. With over 800 lots on offer, online and commission bidders had plenty to choose from and lively bidding on the day saw the auctioneers rewarded with some strong prices.