Here are the treasures we are eyeing at the Saffron Art design sale


A curved chest of drawers

Composed of teak and chrome, this set is reminiscent of the drawers used by movie theaters to store film reels. It is estimated that it costs between Rs 80,000 and 1 lakh.

An apothecary cabinet on casters

Crafted of iron, brass, glass and mirror, this vintage cabinet sits on four casters, was once used to store pharmaceuticals and bears a plaque with the engraving “Adair, Dutt & Co., Ltd. London, Calcutta, Bombay, Madras “It is estimated that it costs between Rs2 and 2.5 lakhs.

A flare by F&C Osler

This cut glass torchiere with twelve lights with hurricane hues is a prime example of the meticulous and fine work done by F&C Osler, the Birmingham-based glass company famous for their extravagant glass chandeliers. It is estimated to cost between 7 and 9 Rs. Lakh.

A Set Of Art Deco Chairs

The curved contours of this set of two teak chairs are typically noted in furniture made at the time. The whole is estimated between Rs 1 and 1.5 lakh.

A reconditioned surgical light

This vintage surgical lamp, made of steel, tempered glass lenses and reflectors, has been repurposed and refurbished to suit modern interiors, design and use. It is estimated to cost between 2.5 and 3.5 lakhs.

A rare architectural study of the Alhambra, Spain

This book, Owen Jones and Jules Goury, Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra, is a detailed study of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain and is known to be an important historical document of architectural structures from the 19e century, decades before it was photographed in detail for the first time. It is estimated to cost between Rs 6 and 7 lakh.


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