Andrew Duncanson and Isaac Pineus on Nordic design


SPECIALITY: Twentieth century Scandinavian design with a touch of contemporary.

HISTORY LESSON: The golden age of Swedish design was the 1920s and 1930s, while Denmark’s was the 1940s and 1950s.

Flora cabinet from the 1930s by Josef Frank.

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ONE OF A KIND: Josef Frank’s first Flora cabinet, covered with pages from a botanical reference book. It was commissioned by a Swedish entomologist to house his collection of butterflies and beetles.

An armchair designed by Peder Moos in 1949.

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SALE SR: “Works by Peder Moos, because he carved everything by hand and his pieces are rarely auctioned,” says Andrew Duncanson. In 2015, a 1952 Moos dining table sold for over $ 913,000, setting the world auction record for Nordic design.

CONTEMPORARY OBSESSION: “Danish ceramicist Sandra Davolio. I contacted her after I bought a piece at auction to ask if we could represent it. Since then it has been collected by many major museums.

1947 red flowerbed rug by Barbro Nilsson.

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RARE BIRD: “Barbro Nilsson, who succeeded Märta Måås-Fjetterström when he died, made his Red Flowerbed rugs in the 1940s. As the round shape was difficult to make and not as popular, these are rare.

CUSTOMER REQUEST : Finn Juhl’s Chieftain chair from 1949. “It always costs a lot if you can find one in its original condition. Especially in cognac leather, which everyone wants.

A 90s vase by Per Liliengren.

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