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Lot 129

Andrew John Milne for Mines & West  Twelve dining chairs, circa 1950 Rosewood, wool upholstery 

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Lot 129

Andrew John Milne for Mines & West 
Twelve dining chairs, circa 1950 
Rosewood, wool upholstery 

Price Realised: £8,134

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 129


Andrew John Milne for Mines & West 

Twelve dining chairs, circa 1950 
Rosewood, wool upholstery 
Numbered labels to underside of each 
Each 91cm high, 56cm wide 

Texaco Head Office, London, where acquired by Peter Fiell, 1991 
Fiell, Kings Road, London 
Private collection, UK 

Charlotte & Peter Fiell, '1000 chairs', Taschen 1997, p.264 
'Austerity to Affluence: British Art & Design 1945-1962', The Fine Art Society, London, 1997, p.29 

Originally purchased by author Peter Fiell as a set of fourteen, twelve of which were sold to the current vendor whilst two were held back. One of the retained pair features in Fiell's bestselling book “1000 Chairs” (1997 Taschen) as well as “Masterpieces of British Design” (2012 Goodman Fiell) 



Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over £1,000 as follows:
0 to £50,000 - 4%
£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
£200,000.01 to £350,000 - 1%
£350,000.01 to £500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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