20th Century Design Appraisals

Interest for 20th-century design has grown rapidly over the last few years. Not only does it appeal to collectors of fine art and antiques, it's also sought after by younger generations who want a personalised interior space. New materials, including polyester resin and epoxy coated cotton fibers, have also influenced design production over the last few decades.

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Whether you have a piece of design furniture to be valued or if you're wondering about your item's year of production, our design experts are here to help! If you'd like to get a 20th Century Design appraisal from our online specialist, simply upload a photograph and tell us any other details you know about the item.

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Having studied the History of Visual Arts and Design at University, he spent nine years working for Sotheby's as a ceramics and glass cataloguer and specialist in 20th century decorative arts & design. Later he went on to become Manager of the Ceramics and glass department and Head of Decorative Arts at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London.

He then went on to study an MA in the History of Ceramics after which he became a lecturer in Ceramics and Design History at Loughborough University School of Art & Design. At the same time he wrote the first of seven published books on British and French Decorative Arts and Design, as well as publishing many articles on the same subjects. He has also been a vettor at various international antique fairs throughout the UK and USA.

For the previous twelve years he has been in business in New York specializing in the field of 20th Century Design and Furniture. After over thirty years of experience, he is now a consultant, author, lecturer and researcher in the field of ceramics and design history.

A History of 20th Century Design

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The twentieth century was an extremely dynamic, transitionary period in our history, characterized by conflict, technological innovation, and social advancement, with pivotal events such as WWI and WWII, the first man landing on the moon, and the civil rights movement to name a few.

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