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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interiors, Day Two
Tuesday 7 July | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE
This is an online auction with auctioneer.
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