The Under the Hammer column with Morphets of Harrogate

This rosewood 1970s drinks trolley will be up for grabs.
This rosewood 1970s drinks trolley will be up for grabs.

Looking for that statement piece for your home?

After something unique that your neighbours definitely won’t have?

A large wooden deity mask from Southern India.

A large wooden deity mask from Southern India.

Be sure to check out Morphets’ D is for Design sale on Saturday 14 July as it’s crammed full of one-off design led items to create an individual look.

A large wooden deity mask from Southern India would make a great talking point.

It is expected to realise in the region of £300-£500 and continuing the theme, a pair of gilded copper Indian door panels, framed to use as wall decoration have a pre-sale estimate of £100-£200.

A collection of Danish rosewood from a Harrogate 1970s time capsule will also come under the hammer and includes a circular pedestal table, drinks trolley, drinks cabinet, shelf system, dining table and chairs, upholstered swivel armchair and sofa, occasional tables, all absolutely fab and eminently placeable in the contemporary home.

A print after Warhol.

A print after Warhol.

Ercol is a brand that proves enduringly popular with vintage pieces particularly sought after and we will be selling a number of items of 1970s Ercol including dining furniture, a sofa and pair of armchairs.

If you prefer a more retro look the sale also includes a number of 1960s pieces including display shelves, desk and a funky two-seater sofa on splayed legs which is in need of a make-over but would be well worth the effort!

If Art Deco is more your bag the sale includes a walnut day bed and display cabinet originally from Vienna, a dining table and chairs and an unusual single bed surround and to finish off the look, globe and chrome lighting.

And for those of you embarking on a kitchen make over an early 20th century oak kitchen cabinet, found in a property in York, is both quirky and functional offering an alternative to the streamlined fitted look with its drop down front, cupboards and drawers.

To complement the furniture the sale will include prints after Tretchikoff and Warhol amongst others and original artwork by various artists; contemporary ceramics and glass by Peter Sparry and others, textiles and rugs, lighting and mirrors.

The sale will be available to view on our website,, in early July.

In the meantime we are still accepting selected entries for the sale until the deadline of Friday 22 June.

If you would like advice on selling your items by auction, without obligation or charge, please contact Elizabeth Pepper-Darling or Nick Mellors on 01423 530030 or email or