Wright's Scandinavian design auction totals $1.6m

Wright's Scandinavian design auction totalled $1.6m in Chicago on May 16.

waste paper basket auction
PS Heggen's circa 1965 wastepaper baskets sold for $37,500

The stand out lot, a set of six waste baskets designed by PS Heggen, sold with a 650% increase on its $5,000 top estimate for $37,500.

A Nana Ditzel chair and a pair of striking Hans Wegner Chinese chairs brought $25,000 and $23,750, respectively, while a pair of Arne Vodder-designed nightstands made $37,500.

Swedish carpets also proved popular. A Marianne Richter carpet, estimated at $40,000, sold for $69,700 - a 74.2% increase.

The sale demonstrates the recent surge of interest in mid-century Scandinavian design - it continues to grow in value and esteem.

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