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Modern Decorative Art & Design

Bonhams Modern Decorative Art & Design department covers over 150 years of diverse artistic movements and fields of collectability – from Arts & Crafts through Art Nouveau and Art Deco, to mid-century masters of post-war construction and contemporary studio makers and designers.

We hold multiple live auctions and private sales a year in New York, London, Los Angeles and online, with single owner and specialty auctions filling out the calendar. These sales offer works by noted makers such as Jean Dunand, George Nakashima, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Tiffany Studios, Fulvio Bianconi, Peter Voulkos and Sam Maloof of California Studio Design, Hans Wegner, and Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, among others. Along with these well-established names, Bonhams' international team guarantees that niche or regional makers are not overlooked, creating a comprehensive look at the world of design.

Bonhams has an unrivalled wealth of experience in holding auctions through all periods of design, having pioneered and developed specialist sales for over 30 years, and was the first auction house to hold dedicated sales of modern design though our London salerooms.

Buying and selling modern decorative art and design at Bonhams
Bonhams has Modern Decorative Art & Design specialists in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles and Marlborough, Massachusetts, bringing an international approach to both sourcing and selling works for our clients.

With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Benjamin Walker

Head of Dept.

Benjamin Walker is the Global Head of Modern Decorative Art + Design based in New York. Before joining Bonhams, Benjamin worked at a senior level for prestigious art, design, and antique organizations…

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Jason Stein


Jason Stein is Bonhams Director of Modern Decorative Art + Design, based in Los Angeles. Jason has 30 years experience in the auction business at Bonhams as well as other auction houses and online pla…

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Leah Kingman


Leah Kingman is Director of 20th Century Design at Bonhams Skinner. Her areas of particular interest include hand-wrought silver and the Arts and Crafts movement in New England. Leah previously worked…

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Gemma Sanders

Head of Department

Gemma Sanders is Head of the 20th Century Decorative Arts Department, having joined both Bonhams and the department in 2010. Her areas of expertise cover Decorative Arts from 1860-1945, and objet d'ar…

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David Trujillo


David Trujillo joined Bonhams Los Angeles Modern Decorative Art & Design Department in September of 2019. An experienced and well-versed professional in the auction industry, David has held previous s…

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Catherine Yaiche


Catherine Yaiche, Bonhams French representative and auctioneer Catherine joined Bonhams in 2012.She has a degree in law and diplomas in auctioneering and gemology. As an art dealer's daughter, Catheri…

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Giulia Berbotto

Deputy Representative

Giulia Berbotto, Specialist Liaison presso la sede di Bonhams a Milano, si occupa di assistenza ai clienti che desiderano vendere o acquistare nelle nostre aste e le formalità amministrative in coordi…

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Marcel Brouwer


Marcel Brouwer is International Specialist of Modern Decorative Art & Design, Europe, based in the Netherlands. He plays a key role in the international Design department, helping our Paris team to bu…

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