Danish furniture in its many forms was the “must have” purchase at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s 20th Century design sale.

The online only sale attracted a discerning selection of buyers and 95% of the 565 items on offer found new homes.

Commanding top price was a Niels Moller set of six dining chairs. Renowned for their high quality and timeless style these model 78 dining chairs with triple rail backs and upholstered seats sold for £3,950.

Another Danish designer Kurt Ostervig was also in demand. His 1960s oval gateleg dining table, with cross banded decoration for Jason Mobler sold for £2,200. Ostervig began his career as a shipbuilder, but his love of wood encouraged him to switch to furniture making. Some of his pieces have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

An impressive selection of Ladderax shelving and storage consigned by a single vendor drew fervoured interest from fans of this functional, modern design with the six lots totalling £6,050.

Designer Robert Heal created the Ladderax modular shelving and storage system for Staples of Cricklewood, London in 1964. He was inspired by the work of the "Danish school". This mid-century Scandinavian design movement was largely about re-interpreting simple, linear shapes from Georgian and Shaker pieces, and making them “straighter”.

Other sale highlights included a huge collection of Moorcroft from a private deceased estate, which together secured a collective £10,500.

The plum piece was a large Florian ware twin-handled vase decorated in the 'Poppy' pattern, on a white and blue ground, by William Moorcroft for Macintyre Pottery.  This signed vase was bought for £1,300.

The next antiques sale takes place at The Octagon Salerooms, East Reach, Taunton, on March 25. For more details please call the saleroom on 01823 332525.