Sotheby’s – Important Furniture, Ceramics, Clocks, Tapestries, Silver & Vertu

June 24th, 2011 by

The sale offers English and Continental furniture, along with Ceramics, Clocks, Tapestries and Textiles, Silver and Vertu objects.

Most periods of English furniture are well represented in the sale. Of particular note are A Charles II Oyster-Veneered Olivewood, marquetry and appliqué metal purl and embroidered raised work cabinet on stand, circa 1670, (Lot 11, £70,000-100,000), provenance Groombridge Place, Kent. There are also several early japanned pieces, (Lot 45, £30,000-50,000) a red japanned cabinet on stand and (Lot 46, £40,000-60,000) a green japanned cabinet.  Lots 19-40 comprise a particularly charming private collection which includes a group of early 18th century walnut furniture including needlework covered seat furniture. Of particular note a pair of rare Queen Anne walnut sconces with needlework panels (Lot 21, £6000-8000) and a George II walnut armchair covered with the original needlework (Lot 24, £25,000-40,000). Of the later pieces of particular note are a set of twelve giltwood chairs in neo-classical style with a provenance of Belvoir Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Rutland (Lot 117,  £25,000-35000), a William IV mahogany extending dining table by Johnstone, Jupe & Co (Lot 116, £100,000-£150,000), a matched pair of Regency rosewood library games tables, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster (lot 134, £40,000-60,000 and a 20” Globe by Newton (lot 143, £20,000-30,000).