We love it when beautiful things come in for auction, and furniture especially, as it can be such a fickle market. Although age tends to not have significant bearing on saleability (Modern Scandinavian sells really well, much to our antique loving auctioneer’s distaste), some of the older furniture struggles to find its niche market these days. A lot of that is down to changes in taste, some down to the size of modern houses and flats, with the furniture just not fitting.
But, in our Fine Art sales we often get beautiful furniture which we know almost instantly is going to be “That special lot” in the furniture section of the sale. On this occasion we have a few lots which seem to be garnering a lot of attention from prospective buyers, which is really exciting, especially as they’re all “brown” which The Times, and others recently declared was “sitting pretty again” as young people move away from the flat packs which had previously dominated the market with that demographic. Have a look at the top watched furniture lots, and my personal favourite in that section.
And my favourite: