Auction of the Week // Aguttes 20th Century Design / Paris

You’ll know we love a good design sale, and Europe’s auction calendar is filling up finally with plenty of lust worthy 20th Century pieces we’d be happy to snap up for this years installations.

Aguttes is a Paris (Neuilly sur Seine) based auction house, and for tomorrows sale (30th March 14.30hrs) they took over a commercial space on rue des Minimes 75003 in the Marais to present the lots prior to the sale.

This week we share our favourite lots from the sale here.

Above left, Lot 16, a Bacarrat Crystal lamp from the 1930’s and these beautiful Arthur Andersson stone vases, Lot 91, estimated sale value €1000-€1500.

Rue de Minimes 75004, the auction exhibition space

Lot 79 Georges Matthias ‘Large Bottom Table’ in metal and gilt bronze, circular top decorated with pellets, supported by four ringed cylindrical legs, estimated sale value €3500 – €4500.

Above left, Tobia Scarpa carrara marble lamp produced by Flos. Estimated sale price €1000 – €1500

Above right, Lot 171, Degan, Four large Totems in green lacquered folded sheet metal. Estimate €3000-€5000

We love this combination of Adnet and Sorensen. Lot 106, this pair of Svend Aage Holm Sorensen floor lamps with cream bases made of three black lacquered metal blades from which rises a grooved, notched teak shaft housing an adjustable brass tube, supporting the shade in unbleached linen canvas. Edition Holm Sorensen & Co. Circa 1960, estimated at €3000 – €5000.

How could we not bid for this Jacques Adnet bar stool upholstered in cow hide, estimated at €1000 – €1500, the perfect perch in a kitchen or hallway.

Lot 137, this Claude Morin vase series estimated at €1000 are just the kind of beautiful accessories we love to use in our project styling, add some perfect integrated lighting and you have yourself a stunning installation. Lot 145, a pair of Maison Charles Fougères lamps in gilded bronze leaf, stunning for a chalet entrance space.

Our final lot, this Carlo de Carli Commode Model No D154, in a white lacquered wood, opening with three drawers on the front, overhanging top with smoked mirror, tapered brass clogs. Circa 1965 estimated €1500 – €2500. The perfect bedroom chest of drawers or home study storage unit for a summer villa.

The auction can be viewed online tomorrow here.

Nicky’s World March 2021 – All images – Aguttes