Bonhams Modern Decorative Art and Design department covers over 150 years of diverse artistic movements and fields of collectability – from the Aesthetics and Arts & Crafts movements of the late 19th century, into the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods of the early 20th Century, through Mid-Century Modern, up to Post-War Studio Craft and Contemporary Design.

Bonhams has an unrivaled wealth of experience in holding auctions through all of these periods, having pioneered and developed specialist sales for over 30 years, and was the first auction house to hold dedicated sales of Modern Design though our London salerooms. Bonhams now holds regular sales throughout the year from our flagship auction rooms in London, New York and Los Angeles; dealing in works by Dr Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, C.R. Ashbee, Josef Hoffmann, Tiffany Studios, Martin Brothers, Emile Gallé, Hector Guimard, Archibald Knox, Jean Deprés, Rene Lalique, Bruno Zach, Jean Dunand, Demetre Chiparus, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jean Prouvé , Charlotte Perriand, Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Fulvio Bianconi, Carlo Mollino, Hans Wenger, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, George Nakashima, Peter Voulkos, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, to name a few.

We would welcome any interest to consign specific works or collections through any of our salerooms in London, New York and Los Angeles through our contact list below.


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