Stylish Items from the Hodsoll and Gibbs Collections

Snapped up by Eager Collectors in Dreweatts' Two Day Interiors Sale

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Donnington Priory-The abundance of rare and stylish items from the collections of Christopher Hodsoll and Christopher Gibbs attracted buyers from all over the world and impressive prices were achieved as collectors fought to own items with such excellent provenance. Highlights included a pair of 20th century George II style carved pine console tables, a stunning Victorian burr walnut library bookcase, circa 1870, a pair of oil paintings by Gustave de Breanski (c.1856-1898) - Entering harbour; Leaving harbour and a large, late 19th early 20th century oak double sided artist's studio easel.

Highlights, Day One: Selected items from the Collections of Christopher Hodsoll and Christopher Gibbs:

A mahogany breakfront bookcase, first quarter 19th century.
[Lot 215]
Sold for £6,670

A pair of George II style carved pine console tables, 20th century, each topped with variegated white marble.
[Lot 3]
Sold for £6,200

An oak large double sided artist's studio easel, late 19th early 20th century, with two adjustable slides.
[Lot 144]
Sold for £3,720

A pair of walnut and upholstered armchairs, circa 1860.
[Lot 13]
Sold for £1,980

A pair of leather button back upholstered armchairs, 20th Century.
[Lot 194]
Sold for £1,180

20th Century School
Still life with fruit
Oil and acrylic on paper, with string and paper collage. Signed lower right 'Q.Reunden'.
[Lot 71]
Sold for £1,490

Highlights, Day Two: Furniture, Works of Art, Pictures, Asian and European Glass & Ceramics:

A Victorian burr walnut library bookcase, circa 1870.
[Lot 581]
Sold for £7,440

A Sarouk carpet, part silk.
[Lot 523]
Sold for £2,970

A mahogany and upholstered wing armchair, circa 1750 and later.
[Lot 585]
Sold for £2,360

A large Chinese silk hanging of a four-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl,
embroidered with gold thread, above mythical mountains and crashing waves, amid four smaller dragons and vaporous clouds, all against a bright yellow ground.
[Lot 266]
Sold for £2,110

An English blue glass and gilt decanter in the manner of James Giles, circa 1770 and a stopper; and other items of coloured and clear glass, late 18th/early 19th centuries, including sugar bowls.
[Lot 334]
Sold for £2,110

Gustave de Breanski (c.1856-1898)
Entering harbour; Leaving harbour
A pair, oil on canvas, both signed.
[Lot 351]
Sold for £2,110

After Albert-Ernest Carrier Belleuse, (French, 1824 - 1887), an Austrian painted terracotta bust of a maiden, probably by Goldsheider, late 19th century.
[Lot 643]
Sold for £1,860

An upholstered three seater sofa, late 20th Century, in the manner of Howard & Sons possibly by George Smith.
[Lot 424]
Sold for £1,740

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Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

London - 25th November 2014