Ib Kofod Larsen for G-Plan: a teak framed day bed, sold for £420
The furniture company was set up by Ebenezer Gomme in 1898 at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and specialized in hand crafted furniture. During both world wars the factory was adapted to aircraft production and helped to build the DC9 and Mosquito aircraft.
In the early 1950’s Ebenezer’s grandson, Donald, assumed a leading role in the business. On the advice of an advertising agency, the brand name ‘G-Plan’ was adopted. Very quickly the ‘Brandon’ range was introduced, which was very contemporary and cutting edge at the time.
In the 1960’s the firm became heavily influenced by Scandinavian design, which was very popular at the time. A Danish designer, Ib Kofod-Larsen, worked with them during this period, producing a good quality G-plan Danish range, which tried to capture back some of the market from Scandinavian imports.
Other popular ranges throughout the mid 20th Century included: Fresco, Chinese White, Quadrille, Tola & Black; Limba, Libretto and others. Designers included V.B. Wilkins, Lesley Dandy, Richard Young and R Bennett.
We hold three auctions a year dedicated to the mid/late 20th Century furniture and achieve top prices for our customers.
Simply fill out the online valuation form below for a free pre-sale estimate or ring 0191 430 3000 to arrange a free pre-sale valuation with one of our specialists at our Newcastle salerooms. Home visits are available for larger collections.
Please remember, selling by auction in the only way to achieve the true value of your possessions. We act as your agent at all times and are here to maximize your return, for which we take a fixed percentage commission.
Don’t be misled, misguided or even tricked into selling your items to Auction houses or Dealers for cash deals. They offer way under market value and then go on to sell the items for a vast profit.
G-Plan 1960s teak dining suite,old for £570
Victor Bramwell Wilkins for G-Plan: a Librenza room divider, sold £160
Teak G-Plan sideboard, sold for £250
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