Decorative Arts & 20th Century Design

Collecting 20th century Design is now the fastest growing area of antiques. From the late Victorian Arts & Crafts movement through to the exotic Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods and beyond into the sleek Post-War Designers, there has never been so much interest from collectors.

With our team of experts and our worldwide internet marketing we are able to achieve consistently high prices for 20th century Design pieces.

Please contact us for a free appraisal of your objects and collections.

Frank Marshall LLP, Marshall House, Church Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DH

Telephone: 01565 653284 ~ Email:


Our next Decorative Arts sale is due to be held on the 20th/21st May 2014 (entries invited until 25th April)


Recent Sale Highlights:


From Left to Right: C.C. Van Asch Van Wijck for Leerdam - pair of moulded glass and associated chrome wall light fittings - £2,100. A fine and impressive William Moorcroft pottery vase - £1,900. Emile Gallé (1846-1904) - a substantial cameo glass vase - £1,850. An Art Nouveau Daum Nancy cameo glass bowl - £1,200.

From Left to Right: A modern Moorcroft pottery limited edition enamelled vase, in the Woodlanders pattern - £820. A fine and impressive mid 20th century table lamp and shade - £720. Josef Lorenzl (1892-1950) - Art Deco bronze and peach glass mantel clock - £680. Emile Gallé (1846-1904) - cameo glass vase - £600


From left to right: Attributed to Gordon Russell; an oak refectory table (Sold £3,000). A Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985); 'Varsanjalka' studio glass vase (Sold £380). A Mdina Art glass vase of onion form (Sold £560). A Ruskin high fired vase (Sold £500). Josef Lorenzl (1892-1950) - Art Deco bronze figure of a dancing girl, signed £3,300.

From left to right: Moorcroft - pottery vase decoracted in the Woodside Farm pattern (Sold £880). Moorcroft - A baluster shaped vase decorated in the Claremont pattern (Sold £1,700). John Hutton - engraved glass vase, 1972 (Sold £290). A William Moorcroft made for Liberty & Co vase (Sold £1,700) 

From left to right: Post War Design - a 1970's Heals rosewood and chrome extending dining table with one extra leaf, a matched sideboard, and a set of six matched French upholstered and chrome dining chairs by Airborne (Sold £2,300). Rene Lalique glass vase 'Bais' (Sold £3,100). 1960's Hans Brattrud - designed dining suite for Hove Mobler (Sold 1,900) 
From left to right: A Daisy Makeig-Jones for Wedgwood, fairyland lustre Melba cup (Sold £1,350). A Zsolnay irridescent earthenware vase (Sold £2,650). Clarice Cliff - 'Chloris' coffee service (Sold £560). Wedgwood - A Limited edition 'The Boat Race Bowl' by Eric Ravilious (Sold £820).