August 25th, a really cool auction is opening its display at Swedish auction house Bukowskis. It’s called Eclectic and presents a wide range of objects inspired by the decades around 1900, the golden era of great adventure and when the old world transformed into the new industrialism.
As my sample below shows, this auction contains a daring mix of old and new, mahogany and steel, handicrafts and industry. The border between the centuries is blurred and the line between what is considered beautiful and ugly is questioned. Because, this auction wants to inspire cross-border decor or might I say, out-of-the-box decor. Through the themes conservatory, industrial and adventure Bukowskis aims to capture the contemporary dualism and ruined romanticism as well as industrial exploration and progress.
Browse the full auction here. If you happened to fall in love with any of the pieces featured above and want to know how the estimation on how big the hole in your wallet will be, a link list of featured items can be found if you look here, in auction # order:
26. A set of six Hans J Wegner CH-30 oak and teak chairs by Carl Hansen, Denmark
63. THEODOR HENRIK LUNDH 1812-1896, Still life with bird.
194. STELLAN MÖRNER 1896-1979, The Priest
432. A Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ‘Barcelona’ ottoman for Knoll International, USA, 1960´s
546. DOMENICO ZAMPIERI IL DOMENICHINO. Attributed to Female saint.
557. A Swedish cupboard dated 1799
665. An early 20th century luggage trunk
671 & 678. Harry Bertoia black metal “Diamond chair“
675. A chest of drawers, 1800th century
685. A French late 19th century sofa
707. An Italian “Brionvega” 1960s radio
714. A Josef Frank brass and white lacquered table lamp, model 2466 for Svenskt Tenn.
733. A set of four Stig Lindberg and Berndt Friberg miniatyre vases, Gustavsberg’s studio.
746. A pair of French three-light candelabra, 19th cent second half.
747. A French 19th century bronze pot.
751. A late 19th cent punch bowl
765. A pair of Swedish early 20th century gates.
767. A Swedish mid 20th century solar clock.
772. A 20th century stuffed wildboar.
814. EINAR JOLIN 1890-1976, Still life with Hortensia and mask.
822. A Ray and Charles Eames rockingchair for Herman Miller, US.
824. A set of six Nanna Ditzel “Trinidad” beech chairs for Fredricia Furniture, Denmark.
850. Coffee- and teaservice, 63 pieces. Herend Hungary.
864. A blue and white 17th century jar, Qing dynasty.
This is really rock n roll for an eclectic style enthusiast!