Stylish Items from the Hodsoll and Gibbs Collections
Snapped up by Eager Collectors in Dreweatts' Two Day Interiors Sale
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.
Sold for £6,670
A pair of George II style carved pine console tables, 20th century, each topped with variegated white marble.
Sold for £6,200
An oak large double sided artist's studio easel, late 19th early 20th century, with two adjustable slides.
Sold for £3,720
A pair of walnut and upholstered armchairs, circa 1860.
Sold for £1,980
A pair of leather button back upholstered armchairs, 20th Century.
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'.
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.
Sold for £7,440
A Sarouk carpet, part silk.
Sold for £2,970
A mahogany and upholstered wing armchair, circa 1750 and later.
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.
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.
Sold for £2,110
Gustave de Breanski (c.1856-1898)
Entering harbour; Leaving harbour
A pair, oil on canvas, both signed.
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.
Sold for £1,860
An upholstered three seater sofa, late 20th Century, in the manner of Howard & Sons possibly by George Smith.
Sold for £1,740
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