Decorative Arts and Design

Our Decorative Arts and 20th Century Design Department offers a world of beauty featuring items from the Arts and Crafts and aesthetic movements, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods through to mid-20th Century and even contemporary design.

Whether it's utilitarian or ornamental, a modern vase or an arts and crafts tapestry, we uncover a vast array of beautiful objects that are both useful as well as beautiful.

Items we except include furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, metalware, paintings and more.

This section is led by John Keightley whose passion for research and design has provided a bedrock for success. A specialist in glass, John worked as editor of the Glass Association's newsletter, The Cone, and is involved with the Decorative Arts Society.

Hansons holds three Decorative Arts Auctions a year. Previous highlights include a Vase Deux Anses Hautes, which sold for £12,800, and an Emile Gale Passion Flower vase sold for £39,000.

To find out more, or to arrange a free valuation, email [email protected]

We hold specialist Decorative Art Auctions throughout the year - Click to view our 2018 auction calendar.

Decorative Arts and Design

Decorative Arts and Design Team Members

Victoria Sheppard

Victoria Sheppard

General Valuer

Andrew Green

Andrew Green

Head of 20th Century Design, Decorative & Contemporary Arts

Adrian Rathbone

Adrian Rathbone

Associate Director & Head of Fine Arts

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