Auction 163A

Bauhaus 103
German Design

28. June 2022 at 2:00 PM MESZ CEST

Marcel Breuer is back en vogue.

Whilst the market reacted relatively hesitant to tubular steel furniture from around 1930 in the past, this time, the interest in furniture by Bauhausler Marcel Breuer and his contemporaries was very high. It started with a beautiful set of four of Breuer's nesting tables 'B 9', 1925/26, in blue, that went to an Italian private collection for a hammer price of EUR 4,600 (lot 7). The armchair 'B 35' 1928/29, in a Thonet version, was called up at a reasonable EUR 700 and effortlessly doubled its estimate. It is now going to a German collector for EUR 1,500 (lot 10). The 'B 91' desk in dark walnut veneer also received almost double its asking price and was sold at EUR 5,500. It, too, is going to go to Italy (lot 30). The auction culminated in another iconic piece penned by Marcel Breuer: His 'TI 1A' - Lattenstuhl' confirmed its estimate of EUR 50,000 and found a new home in Paris (cat. no. 20).

You can find more furniture and furnishings from the Bauhaus and post-war German era in our after sale till 29 July 2022.