Decorative Arts

Wednesday
5th October 2016

Auction Summary

A+O's October catalogue recorded one of the most successful auctions of this type in recent years with total sales of over $650 000 and a raft of interesting highlights. On night one - Tuesday's New Collectors Art catalogue, a good crowd in the gallery and the positive effect of The Tim and Sherrah Francis Collection catalogue was evident in vigorous bidding and plenty of new faces in the room. Wednesday's Decorative Arts sale started off with energy as multiple international internet bidders competed for the Pacifica items in the catalogue. Bidding was also strong across the NZ studio pottery and modern design sections with strong prices recorded for works by Len Castle, Rick Rudd, Bronwynne Cornish and Doreen Blumhardt.

Selected Highlights
Lot 290 - Tongan carved hardwood headrest - $3300
Lot 305 - Fijian Ula throwing club - $1080
Lot 317 - Pair of Solomon Island paddles - $1920
Lot 321 - NZ Colonial apprentice chest - $1560
Lot 322 - Honi Himana Ronginui, Carved Tekoteko figure - $2400
Lot 333 - Len Castle, Red Volcanic bowl - $4440
Lot 346 - Bronwynne Cornish, Anubis Figure - $1740
Lot 359 - James Grieg, Landform bowl - $2400
Lot 363 - Guy Ngan, Abstract bronze form - $2880
Lot 368 - Elizabeth McClure, Battuto vase - $2160
Lot 385 - Layla Walter, Japonica with Swallow, cast glass - $10 810
Lot 393 - Barry Brickell, Saltglazed dog - $4320
Lot 395 - Bronwynne Cornish, Bastet - $2880
Lot 414 - Len Castle, Early ovoid vase - $6000
Lot 459 - Curtis Jere for Artisan House - $4800
Lot 475 - Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller - $2280
Lot 486 - Pair of vintage Barcelona Chairs - $3600
Lot 490 - De Sade snake sofa - $15 615
Lot 504 - Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, pair of group chairs - $3240
Lot 528 - Pair of 19th century French armchairs - $5285

All prices listed include buyer's premium and GST.

To view a complete list of prices realised please click on 'View Catalogue'.

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