Highlights | Interiors, Day Two | 7 July 2020

Highlights | Interiors, Day Two | 7 July 2020

Highlights | Interiors, Day Two | 7 July 2020

This month we have our Interiors sale on 6 & 7 July. This is a two day sale, with Day Two featuring over 430 lots including furniture, works of art, lighting, rugs and garden ornament. Ahead of the sale, Ashley Matthews, picks out some of the highlights.

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A pair of mahogany and chequer inlaid knife urns and covers in George III style

One of the highlights is Lot 359, a pair of 20th century mahogany and chequer inlaid knife urns and covers in George III style. They feature the typical Georgian motif of the inlaid central shell. Knife urns were always a popular feature of George III formal dining, and these later copies will help recreate that elegance when entertaining dinner guests. 

Inline Image - Lot 359: A pair of mahogany and chequer inlaid knife urns and covers in George III style, 20th century | Est. £200-300 (+fees)
Lot 359: A pair of mahogany and chequer inlaid knife urns and covers in George III style, 20th century | Est. £200-300 (+fees)

A set of twelve ebonised and parcel gilt armchairs

To complete the dining room look, we have Lot 479, a set of 20th century twelve ebonised and parcel gilt armchairs in the Regency Style. These chairs follow designs typical of John Gee, chair maker to George III. 

Inline Image - Lot 479: A set of twelve ebonised and parcel gilt armchairs, in Regency style, 20th century | Est. £1,000-1,500 (+fees)
Lot 479: A set of twelve ebonised and parcel gilt armchairs, in Regency style, 20th century | Est. £1,000-1,500 (+fees)

They are typically ebonised and parcel gilt, with each showing off demi-lune cane work panels to the backs with central motifs featuring a quiver of arrows.

Inline Image - Lot 479 (Detail)
Lot 479 (Detail)

A Victorian amboyna, burr walnut, ebonised, and parcel gilt credenza

Typical of the period, Lot 245, a Victorian amboyna, burr walnut, ebonised and parcel gilt credenza, is a nice example of its type. It showcases panels of exotic veneers. An unusual and intriguing feature is the second hand retailers label to the rear, demonstrating that this was bought and resold by Druce & Co. in the Victorian period.

Inline Image - lot 245: A Victorian amboyna, burr walnut, ebonised, and parcel gilt credenza, circa 1880 | Est. £800-1,200 (+fees)
lot 245: A Victorian amboyna, burr walnut, ebonised, and parcel gilt credenza, circa 1880 | Est. £800-1,200 (+fees)

A George IV mahogany cellaret

For those hot summer months, one might want to invest in Lot 450, this George IV mahogany wine cooler. The internal design allows for both small and large bottles to cater for all occasions. Typical of George IV design, it is in sarcophagus form and is raised on generous lion paw feet. 

Inline Image - A George IV mahogany cellaret, circa 1825, sarcophagus form | Est. £400-600 (+fees)
A George IV mahogany cellaret, circa 1825, sarcophagus form | Est. £400-600 (+fees)

AUCTION DETAILS
Interiors, Day Two
Tuesday 7 July | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE

This is an online auction with auctioneer.

VIEWING:

  • Our specialists will be providing detailed conditions reports and additional images as requested.
  • Viewing will be by appointment and in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.

    Thursday 2 July: 10am-5pm
    Friday 3 July: 10am-5pm
    Sunday 5 July: 10am-2pm
    There is no viewing on the days of the auctions. 

    To book a viewing appointment: +44 (0) 1635 553 553 | info@dreweatts.com

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