The sale of items from the legendary late collector set new participation records for a Sotheby’s UK auction.
|Vintage Milo Baughman Furniture is original furniture created by the influential American designer Milo Baughman.
Brief history and description
Milo Baughman is considered by some to be one of the "leading" modern furniture designers during the second half of the 20th century, and his furniture items typically feature contemporary, forward-thinking and decorative designs.
His furniture items were becoming increasingly popular during the 1960s and 1970s, and some of his most popular pieces are his chairs and sofas. His furniture has often been featured in various different exhibitions and museums, such as the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, to name a few.
In 1987, Baughman was inducted into the Furniture Designer's Hall of Fame.
A round walnut Milo Baughman occasional table with a leather-covered top and a painted pedestal base is worth around $1,700, while a round walnut occasional table with a veneered top and a metal base with bronze finish is worth around $1,200. One of Baughman's round rosewood and white laminate rotating cocktail tables, on the other hand, is worth as much as $1,800.
A single Milo Baughman rosewood and walnut cabinet (53" in height) is worth between $950 and $1,800.
A set of six matching Milo Baughman chrome dining chairs are worth between $1,100 and $500.
Baughman's rosewood, chrome-plated steel and upholstery sofas are worth around $5,500, and his Indonesian rosewood, chromed-steel and upholstery sofas are worth around $5,000.
Baughman's circular sectional sofas (and matching tables) that are made out of rosewood and chrome-plated steel are worth as much as $12,000.
Guide for collectors
Vintage Milo Baughman sofas are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors, or more specifically, his circular sectional sofas.
Restoration of a vintage Milo Baughman furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring a furniture item may reduce its value).
For more information regarding vintage Milo Baughman furniture, visit Architonic.com.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)
Main article: Furniture
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