Bonhams Sale 17191 - Decorative Arts

Bonhams are having a decorative arts sale - some very nice objects in it:

Lot No: 2

A Gordon Russell double helix mahogany sideboard, designed by David Booth, circa 1950, for the Festival of Britain of 1951

Estimate: £400 - 600

I know very little about David Booth (I know very little about furniture designers generally, but that's another story). This piece is very striking, not in a flashy way, just nicely proportioned and with a handsome bit of detailing on the front. The helix detail was apparently achieved by cutting through the veneer, to show the material underneath (so smart as well as elegant), you can read more about David Booth here.

Lot No: 122
A George Anton Scheidt silver mounted bird's eye maple cigarette box

Estimate: £200 - 300

The wood and the silver harmonise so well with this box, the patina of age completes the effect., lush!

Lot No: 175
A Georg Jensen brooch designed by Arno Malinowski (1949)

Estimate: £100 - 150

Just a very charming design

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