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12 May 2022

Led by Jean-Michel Frank, Phillips’ Design Sale Realises £4.5 Million, with Six New Auction Records Set Including Angelo Lelii, and Barovier & Toso

 

 

Led by Jean-Michel Frank, Phillips’ Design Sale Realises £4.5 Million, with Six New Auction Records Set Including Angelo Lelii, and Barovier & Toso

 

London, 12 May 2022

Sale Total: £4,495,176 / $5,480,519 / €5,249,467

 

Lots Sold: 139 | Lots Offered: 155

Sold by Lot: 90% | Sold by Value: 96%

 

 

 

Domenico Raimondo, Head of Design, Europe and Senior International Specialist, said, “This total of £4.5 million far exceeded the pre-sale estimate, and saw strong sell-through rates. Celebrating exceptional and rare material that has never appeared on the market before, this sale received widespread interest from collectors worldwide, a testament to the provenance and high quality craftmanship of the works offered. Led by Jean-Michel Frank’s Unique table lamp, a strong depth of bidding continued throughout the sale from 430 registered bidders from across 39 countries who were participating in the room, on the phone, and online. Further standout moments included world auction records achieved for Angelo Lelii, Barovier & Toso, and Elisabeth Joulia, among others. Our international team continue to carefully curate sales that celebrate and promote design in its many varied forms and we look forward to the Design sale in New York on 7 June.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

45

Jean-Michel Frank, Unique table lamp, circa 1929

£150,000 - 250,000

£403,200

$491,581/€470,857

13

Magdalene Odundo, 'Untitled', 1987

£70,000 - 90,000

£302,400

$368,686/€353,143

140

Angelo Lelii, Floor lamp, circa 1953

WORLD AUCTION RECORD

£6,000 - 8,000

£163,800

$199,705/€191,286

41

Pierre Legrain, Rare lidded tabouret, circa 1920

£60,000 - 80,00

£151,200

$184,343/€176,571

55

Hans Coper, 'Cycladic' form, circa 1972

£50,000 - 70,000

£119,700

$145,938/€139,786

21

Georges Jouve, Rare sculpture, circa 1959

£60,000 - 80,000

£113,400

$138,257/€132,429

60

Jeroen Verhoeven, 'Lectori Salutem' desk, 2010

£70,000 - 90,000

£100,800

$122,895/€117,714

12

Carlo Mollino, Rare chair, from Casa Colonna, Turin, 1954

£40,000 - 60,000

£94,500

$115,214/€110,357

51

Hector Guimard, Fireplace surround, circa 1900

£8,000 - 12,000

£94,500

$115,214/€110,357

10

Barovier & Toso (Co.), Unique monumental ceiling light, from the Casinò di Campione, 1950s

WORLD AUCTION RECORD

£30,000 - 50,000

£78,120

$95,244/€91,229

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

10

Barovier & Toso (Co.), Unique monumental ceiling light, from the Casinò di Campione, 1950s

£30,000 - 50,000

£78,120

$95,244/€91,229

 

*previous record price: $37,500 set in 2018

16

Elisabeth Joulia, Monumental sculpture, circa 1955

£20,000 - 30,000

£42,840

$52,231/€50,029

 

*previous record price: €35,100 set in 2022

63

Angelo Ostuni, Rare wall lamp, model no. 124, circa 1950

£4,000 - 6,000

£9,450

$11,521/€11,036

 

*previous record price: €10,400 set in 2018

114

Gianni Moscatelli, Set of six prototype 'Bivalve 940' armchairs, circa 1959

£4,000 - 6,000

£9,450

$11,521/€11,036

 

*previous record price: €9,672 set in 2019

117

Mario Passanti, Pair of armchairs, circa 1940

£3,000 - 5,000

£3,150

$3,840/€3,679

 

*previous record price: €2,000 set in 2021

140

Angelo Lelii, Floor lamp, circa 1953

£6,000 - 8,000

£163,800

$199,705/€191,286

 

*previous record price: $112,500 set in 2018

 

 

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

 

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