If Dreweatts’ Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics & Works of Art sale were to have a theme this June then Top-Notch would be the perfect description.
We have a catalogue packed with highly sought-after pieces, excellent and original examples of their period and type, and accommodating all tastes whether searching for the quintessentially classical or the daringly alternative.
To whet appetites, consider these stunning and sublime Brocket Hall Commodes.
Lot 60: A pair of ormolu-mounted marquetry and parquetry commodes by Henry Dasson after Models by J.H. Riesener, late 19th century. Provenance: Formerly from Brocket Hall .
Est: £100,000-150,000 (+fees)
We have an exquisite pair of Louis XV carved beech armchairs circa 1760 and from a private collection – a stunning feature in either a contemporary or classic work or living space. Surely an interior designer’s dream?
Lot 76: A pair of Louis XV carved beech armchairs, circa 1760, each moulded frame incorporating shaped downswept backs and padded arms terminating in scroll terminals, each loose cushion seat above a moulded frieze and moulded cabriole legs, each 95cm high, 74cm wide, 70cm deep. Provenance: Property from a Private Collection.
Est. £800-1,200 (+fees)
Another stunning piece that would grace any setting is this Ziegler Mahal carpet, depicting flowers and with profusely decorated borders and guard stripes.
Lot 262: A Ziegler Mahal carpet, the blue field decorated in tones of cream and madder, depicting flowers and incorporating reserves in the form of boteh, within profusely decorated borders and guard stripes, approximately 379 x 298cm
Est. £2,500-3,500 (+fees)
We also have some lovely pieces illustrating beautifully the Chinese influence on English Furniture at the turn of the 19th century, including this stunning set of eight George III black painted and parcel gilt dining chairs, of cockpen type, circa 1800.
Each chair denotes this interesting chapter in English design history by way of their rectangular trellis backs, and similar arms.
Whilst not themselves Chippendale, they are heavily influenced by the designs of Thomas Chippendale and whilst not themselves Chippendale, they are based on the Chinese inspired designs of Thomas Chippendale and some of his contemporaries – which were very much in vogue at the time.
Lot 168: A set of eight George III black painted and parcel gilt dining chairs, of cockpen type, circa 1800
Provenance: By repute from the Chinese room at Ickworth House, Suffolk.
Est. £3,000-5,000 (+fees)
We have a number of other beautifully lacquered items that are all excellent representatives of their style, including these stunning pair of armchairs from a private collection are which are rare examples of their type from the late 17th/ very early 18th century.
Lot 25: A pair of black lacquer and gilt chinoiserie decorated armchairs, circa 1700 and later, each caned high back with a pierced and scrolling cresting and a central splat decorated with figures in a landscape, above the loose cushion seat flanked by shaped scrolling arms, on tapering square cabriole legs joined by a H-shaped stretcher, each 133cm high, 64cm wide, 63cm deep.
Est. £1,500-2,000 (+fees)
Also, this stunning Regency black lacquer and chinoiserie decorated tripod table, circa 1815.
With a rectangular tilt top decorated with a traditional village scene and with gilt metal mounted edge is a stunning piece that would add a a rich and exotic accent to any interior – contemporary or traditional.
Lot 173: A Regency black lacquer and chinoiserie decorated tripod table, circa 1815, the rectangular tilt top decorated with a traditional village scene and with gilt metal mounted edge, above the hexagonal tapering stem, on hipped outswept scrolling cabriole legs and gilt metal ball feet, 76cm high, 52cm wide, 41cm deep.
Est. £1,200-1,800 (+fees)
If black lacquer, chinoiserie decorated or japanned items do not float your sampan, then perhaps one of our fabulous pieces of oyster veneered furniture will pique interest.
Often hard to source, we are thrilled to have several items that are in prime condition including this delightful William & Mary, olivewood oyster veneered and walnut banded chest of drawers, circa 1690 …
Lot 5: A William & Mary olivewood oyster veneered and walnut banded chest of drawers, circa 1690, the rectangular top with holly strung stylised flowerhead motif, above two short and two long graduated drawers, on turned bun feet, 76cm high, 86cm wide, 56cm deep.
Est. £4,000-6,000 (+fees)
… as well as this late 17th century Anglo-Dutch carved walnut, oak and oyster veneered side table.
Lot 4: An Anglo-Dutch carved walnut, oak and oyster veneered side table, late 17th century, the rectangular top with scalloped and heart stringing, above a foliate, shell and styled animal mask carved frieze with a drawer to one side, on spirally turned legs joined by a conforming X-shaped stretcher, on turned bun feet, 79cm high, 97cm wide, 65cm deep.
Est. £1,000-1,500 (+fees)
For our needlework aficionados, this June we have a fascinating group of 17th and 18th century needlework pieces from a single private Wiltshire collection – all of which are wonderful examples of their type and in attractive condition.
Lot 20: A George II Biblical needlework panel depicting the sacrifice of Isaac, the figures depicted in contemporary dress, within a landscape setting surrounded by animals including a lion, leopard and stag, signed and dated MARGRET WRIGHT 1729 to the top left corner, 30cm high, 33cm wide overall including later cushion frame.
Est. £700-1,000 (+fees)
A floral themed wool and silk embroidered needlework panel, circa 1740…
Lot 21: A wool and silk embroidered needlework panel, circa 1740, in gros point and petit point, with a central basket of flowers within a rocaille reserve, flanked by a border of stylised bearded heads in profile, probably later mounted as a firescreen, 78cm high, 54cm wide including later stained wood frame
Est. £200-300 (+fees)
Another depiction of the Sacrifice of Isaac, this time a Franco- Flemish tapestry panel from the mid- 17th century…
Lot 22: A Franco-Flemish, probably Brussels, tapestry panel depicting the Sacrifice of Isaac, mid 17th century, the figures in a wooded setting with distant townscape, within a fruiting verdure border with two heraldic shields, later framed and glazed, 60cm high, 62cm wide overall .
Est. £400-600 (+fees)
If early pieces are desired then this month’s sale will not disappoint. We have many beautiful examples from such eras of design including this delightful Charles I oak long stool, circa 1620…
Lot 16: A Charles I oak long stool, circa 1620, the solid seat above the chaneled frieze, on square section and turned legs joined by an H shaped stretcher.
Est. £1,500-2,500 (+fees)
We do hope you find something to spark joy from this June’s Dreweatts’ Furniture, Carpet, Ceramics & Works of Art sale.
Auction Details and Location:
Wednesday 26 June | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE
Viewing in London:
16-17 Pall Mall, St James’s, London, SW1Y 5LU
Tuesday 18 June: 10am-5pm
Wednesday 19 June: 10am-5pm
Viewing in Newbury:
Friday 21 June: 10am-4pm
Sunday 23 June: 10am-2pm
Monday 24 June: 9am-5.30pm
Tuesday 25 June: 9am-4.30pm
Day of sale: from 8.30am