Your chance to own provenant pieces from two of Britain's most significant post-war designers - Robin and Lucienne Day...
By Natalie Cornish
Robin and Lucienne Day were the pioneers of modern British design. Their work was first showcased at the Festival of Britain in 1951 – encapsulating forward-thinking, post-war interior decor.
Robin experimented with new materials to create inexpensive furniture (such as the polyprop chair – left), while his wife, Lucienne Day reinvigorated textile design with eyecatching abstract prints for Heals.
Featuring unique lots from the Day’s personal collection – along with modernist furniture by Gerrit Rietveld, a rare Archibold Knox Art Deco mirror, and a daybed from Art Noveau’s foremost designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale is expected to attract the attention of collectors and first-time buyers – realising in the region of £1.5million.
Click through now for our pick of the most covetable lots going under the hammer on 30th October…
Robin Day Dressing Chest and ‘Polyprop’ Chair. Estimate: £1,500 – £2,000
Robin Day Model 1108 Radio. Estimate £500 – £800.
See more from Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Sale
Stained birch and upholstery.
Estimate £8,000 – £12,000.
Fruitwood with mother of pearl, mahogany and walnut marquetry inlay. Chair with conforming marquetry and bronze sabots.
Estimate: £15,000 – £20,000
Elm with brass bolts.
Estimate £3,000 – £5,000.
Estimate: £10,000 – £15,000.
Embossed brass, vellum, decorated, gilded and inlaid with flowers and stylised dragonflies.
Estimate: £20,000 – £30,000.
Woven stainless steel mesh, steel.
Estimate: £70,000 – £100,000.
Silver, enamel, lapis lazuli, amazonite and hard green stones with mahogany.
Estimate: £5,000 – £7000.