20th Century Design
With a growing interest in designer furniture and effects, we now hold dedicated auction sales every 2 months, which contain a curated selection of eye-catching objects, works of art, studio pottery, art glass and mid-century furniture.
Matt Ball is our resident expert who can offer current market advice on auction trends and values.
★★★★★ - Maisie
"Burstow and Hewett - possibly the best auction house in the South East. I think I have furnished my house and contents from them. Be aware though that when I went in for a chair, I came out with two moon gazing hares and one other and this time two silver elephants but no chair - it is easy to get carried away with such goodies for sale."
The Abbey Auction Gallery Manager
Troika St Ives, rare relief-moulded pottery Love Plaque, designed by Benny Sirota, mid-1960s, 12.5cm x 37cm, perfect conditionSold for: £950
Walter Keeler (British - born 1942), a large blue salt-glazed sculptural bowl on looping pipe feet, with ask glaze interior, maker's mark in relief, d. . .Sold for: £820
TONY BENNETT FOR RYE POTTERY - large salt glaze terracotta toad sculpture, impressed artist's stamp on one end, length 30cm, height 34cmSold for: £1,800
EILEEN GRAY for VEREINIGTE WERKSTATTEN MENTON - metamorphic coffee table/desk, with 2-sided top pivoting on chrome tubular base, marked VW Eileen Gray. . .Sold for: £800
JEREMY BROUN, a pyramid cabinet without handles, designed and made by Jeremy K Broun with maker’s marks to underside, 1980 (includes original catalogu. . .Sold for: £2,100
JOHN & SYLVIA REID FOR ROTAFLEX, BRITISH, a 1956 design "Metallux 3205" lamp, height 153cmSold for: £3,800