Gio Ponti presentation tile. 1960s

Gio Ponti (Italy 1891-1971)

A rare Gio Ponti designed brass encased ceramic tile/penholder. Manufactured by Roma Ceramice.
In the 1960s a number of these encased tiles were presented to the personnel and dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the new Bijenkorf (beehive) department store building in Eindhoven. The building and its spectacular facade were designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti who designed the buildings extensive facade using multiples of these tiles. The brass casing is inscribed with the details of the presentation.

Price: 570 euro

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WAS Benson table lamp

William Arthur Smith Benson (UK 1854-1924)

Model 1079 brass lamp with original vaseline glass shade by J.Powell & Sons. Stamped ‘Benson’ in two places.

h.46.5cm x w.24cm x d.16cm

Price: 1,650.00 euro

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British adjustable desk lamp. 1930s

Adjustable desk lamp by Dernier & Hamlyn. The bulb section can be turned to an upright position. Original paint work (very rare colourway), although with some scorch marks to the metal in places.

925.00 euro

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P1220655

Sybold van Ravesteyn (Dutch 1889-1983)

6 x chairs with nickel frames and sprung seats.

An exceptionally rare set of six modernist chairs designed in 1927. They would have been manufactured on commission. The Centraal Museum in Utrecht has similar chairs in their collection.

10,000.00 euro (Set of 6)

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Dom Hans v.d. Laan & Jan de Jong (Netherlands, mid-late c20th)

This chair was part of a collection of furniture that we have acquired  (with full provenance). It was previously used as a church lectern.

8,000.00 euro

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