Sleek furniture graces Kamelot’s modern design sale Oct. 12

A set of six Paolo Buffa dining chairs having a faux rosewood finish circa 1950. Kamelot image

PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auctions will conduct a Modern Design sale featuring fine midcentury modern furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories on Oct. 12. This auction is filled with sleek, elegant designs by the likes of Gio Ponti, Gigi Radice, Silas Seandel and Paolo Buffa, to name just a few. This eclectic collection of items dates from the 1920s to the 1970s and has been consigned from all over the world. Bidding will commence at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.  

Midcentury modern design enthusiasts will have plenty of lots to choose from in this sale. The enormous rosewood and ebonized sideboard in Lot 184 is expected to bring $3,000-$5,000 at auction. Lot 363 contains six futuristic dining chairs by Paolo Buffa circa 1950 (above). More nostalgic and whimsical items include Lot 245, a retro bookcase with porthole cutouts, and a pair of George Jetson-style club chairs in Lot 296. For that one perfect ultramodern accent piece, try Lot 61’s atomic mirror accented with colored glass, or Lot 3, a pair of Astrolab kinetic sculptures (below) estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

A pair of bronze and steel Astrolab kinetic sculptures. Kamelot image

For a break from wood, leather and fabric upholstery, this sale has numerous pieces made of exotic materials such as bamboo and rattan. A Janine Abraham-designed iron and rattan chair is available in Lot 2, and Lot 66 features a dining set made of bamboo, brass, and burled walnut. Lots 119 and 120 contain two pairs of deer hide-upholstered lounge chairs, each valued at $2,500-$4,000. Rope items include the pair of show-stopping French chairs in Lot 108, and Lot 12’s armchairs by Adrian Audoux and Frida Minet circa 1940.

Stylish rattan and iron chair designed by Janine Abraham circa 1950. Kamelot image

Those with more classic tastes will also have many beautiful options to bid on. Lot 217 is a stunning 1940s sideboard featuring a reverse-painted peacock and flowers scene, estimated to bring $3,000-$4,000.

French Macassar sideboard circa 1940. Having bronze trim and wonderful bronze hardware flanking a central glass door having a reverse painted peacock above gold flowers. Kamelot image

Art Deco aficionados may be interested in the geometric chandelier in Lot 135 as well as Lot 154’s classy parchment console tables. A 1920 marble-top server by Michel Dufet is available in Lot 145. Two gorgeous, rare Italian pieces having Neoclassical-themed Lincrusta decorations are offered in this sale: a sideboard in Lot 202 and a dining table in Lot 361.

Italian mahogany glass-top dining table having lincrusta decoration depicting classical themes circa 1930. Kamelot image

For more information, contact Kamelot Auctions 215-438-6990.