Design news at the auctions

Find something unusual and stylish at one of four fascinating auctions this winter at Christie’s and Bonhams
Find something unusual and stylish at one of four fascinating auctions this winter at Christie’s and Bonhams. Campaign furniture, the original flatpack, is ideal for Londoners short on space. Add fun and impact to your white walls with a glorious original ski poster from Switzerland, treat yourself to a Georgian giltwood mirror, a chic Italian writing desk and chair from the Fifties - or snap up a stuffed bulldog that will never bite.

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1 Klosters lithograph by Alex Stocker, circa 1950, est £600-£800, at the Ski Sale.
2 Contents from the Collection of Will Fisher, founder of antiques and furniture shop Jamb, including a pair of Victorian walnut armchairs, est £4,000-£6,000, and a striped rug, est £400-£600.
3 More from the Collection of Will Fisher sale. Room contents include a George II giltwood mirror, est £6,000-£10,000; George II steel and iron fire grate, est £15,000-£20,000; a stuffed bulldog, est £800-£1,200, and a Victorian fender, est £1,200-£1,800.
4 From the Collection of Will Fisher, two ikat robes from Uzbekistan, 20th century, est £200-£400.
5 Wengen Switzerland lithograph, anonymous (1925). Est £8,000-£12,000, at the Ski Sale.
6 An early 19th-century rosewood, brass-mounted and brass-strung campaign writing box, est £1,500-£2,000 at the Period Design Sale.
7 Steel weighing scales, early 20th century, est £1,500 to £2,500 at Style and Spirit.
8 An Italian painted birch and beech chair and glass-topped desk, circa 1950, est £2,000-£3,000 at Style and Spirit.


When and where


* The Ski Sale includes a private collection of Swiss ski posters. January 25 at Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, SW7 (www.christies.com).
* The Collection of Will Fisher, founder of Jamb, February 2 at Christie’s South Kensington (as before).
* Style and Spirit, February 7 at Christie’s South Kensington (as before).
* Period Design Sale including campaign furniture, February 7 at Bonhams Montpelier Street, SW7 (www.bonhams.com).

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