On Sunday May 20th 2012 Leonard Joel dispersed more than 250 items from a single-owner collection of Australian and International Design. The collection traversed all manner of objects and utility from interesting chairs, desks and cabinetry to items as playful as decorated plastic trays from airline flights from the 1970s.

11The packed room was filled with an audience of private collectors who were very specific about what they wanted. Exceptionally rare and well designed pieces were bid for eagerly and one of the highlights of these bidding frenzies was the sale of lot 129, Angelo Lelli’s Triennale Three Arm Floor Lamp, that almost doubled its low end estimate to sell for $9,600 (IBP).

Amongst the top lots transacted at the auction were items by such iconic designers as Verot & Clement, Rosando Bros, Piero Fornasetti and Charles and Ray Eames. One of the more unusually interpreted items was lot 93, a drinks cabinet from an ocean liner complete with back lit circular windows (illustrated), which realised $8,400 (IBP).

The sale achieved a very pleasing sale rate of 76% by lot and further cemented Leonard Joel’s position as the auction house for the transaction of post-war art and design. For a complete sales results listing visit our “Results” section.

We are now inviting consignments for our next Modern Design auction in August 2012.

Eoghan Doherty | Weekly Furniture Manager
Tel: +61 (0) 3 8825 5632
Email: Eoghan Doherty

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Lot No. 93
Estimate $7,000-$9,000
Hammer Price: $7,000
Price IBP: $8,400