The sale features a rosewood and chrome desk, by Danish designer Bodil Kjaer. The piece is one of the 20th Century's most desirable pieces of furniture. Widely promoted in the press when it was launched, the desk went on to feature in two Bond films; "You Only Live Twice" and "From Russia With Love". Early editions of the piece are said to have been bought by the actor Michael Caine and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Model 901 desk is expected to make £6000 to £8000. The desk is one of a range of Scandinavian lots which will be going under the hammer.



Sworders' Director, John Black, said: "With a total of 1000 lots, this is the largest Decorative Art and Design Sale we have ever held. "

''It's so exciting to be able to offer a real 'lifestyle' sale. Alongside some stunning modern pieces, there are more than 300 lots of Arts and Crafts and Art Deco furniture and furnishings. We've had huge interest from people looking for key pieces for their own homes – something with a contemporary feel but with a foot in the past. And with many lots in the £400 to £1000 price bracket it's a chance to buy a unique piece that's beautiful, useful and has real investment potential."

The furniture collections also include a dining suite designed in 1975 by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto. The suite is in walnut and the table features the original cement ballast.



Artwork at the sale includes a lithograph print by Dame Barbara Hepworth. The piece, numbered 6 of 60 and signed in pencil by the artist, is expected to sell for up to £1200.


A bronze sculpture by John W Mills is also available to view at Sworders ahead of the sale. The piece, entitled "Embrace", is by the local sculptor who created the "Women of World War 2" memorial in Horse Guards Parade and the "Blitz" Firefighters' Memorial at St Paul's Cathedral.

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"Embrace" is based on a scene from Frederick Ashton's choreography of the ballet, 'Romeo and Juliet'. It was cast at the Meridian Foundry in London in 1992. The foundry has now closed, but its previous works include the statue of Winston Churchill which stands in Parliament Square. John W Mills lives and works in Hinxworth, near Baldock in Hertfordshire. His other works include the 50p piece design marking the 50th anniversary of D Day and the VE Day commemorative coin.

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John Black, said: "This is a stunning piece and it is now in pride of place in our main reception. John Mills is an exceptionally renowned sculptor and it's a privilege to be selling one of his pieces which come up for sale very rarely."

The sale will include 300 lots of Moder & Scandinavian Furniture & Design, 200 lots of Arts & Crafts and Art Deco Furniture, 20 lots of George Jensen Jewellery and 120 lots of good Ceramics, Moorcroft, Clarice Cliff. Prints and pictures by Paula Rego, John Piper, CRW Nevinson, Edward and Richard Bawden, Elvic Steele and Sam Sturis will also be included. Check out the sale here.