On 11 & 12 August, we have our Interiors auction, The Summer Sale to include the selected contents of a Gloucestershire rectory. The auction features a fantastic range of antique and modern decorative objects for the home, including furniture, works of art, lighting, and sculpture, as well as items from private collections.
Hatfields are world leading craftsmen experienced in restoration, conservation and fabrication, working with important period objects from the 16th Century to contemporary design. Here we asked Henry Neville of Hatfields, to take a look at the auction and pick out his top ten lots.
Henry Neville of Hatfields Top Ten
Lot 4: Y A Regency mahogany clothes press, circa 1820, in the manner of Gillows, the panel doors enclosing three sliding trays | Est. £1,000-1,500 (+ fees)
"The doors have a richly grained mahogany and I always like storing folded clothes and linens on the sliding shelves, rather than hanging"
Lot 84: A pair of Arts and Crafts cast iron and brass mounted andirons, early 20th century, in the manner of work by Ernest William Gimson and Alfred Bucknell | Est. £600-800 (+ fees)
"I have always admired Gimson’s original redesign of the 17th Century model. A perfect way to decorate an empty fireplace."
Lot 193: A walnut and olivewood oyster veneered chest of drawers, mid 18th century, possibly a Huguenot maker | Est. £800-1,200 (+fees)
"Potentially a really interesting chest of drawers after some judicious conservation to reveal its colour and its lost veneers."
Lot 253: A lacquered and gilt metal wine cradle, of recent manufacture | Est. £1,500-2,500 (+ fees)
"A wonderful over scaled piece of sculpture in need only of a light clean, before pouring your Nebuchadnezzar."
Lot 400: A mahogany eight-day quarter-chiming longcase clock, S. Smith and Son, London, early 20th century | Est. £600-800 (+ fees)
"This selection is not for the case but for the beautiful complex and incredibly accurate movement. A piece of British history."
Lot 407: An Aesthetic Movement walnut, parcel gilt and polychrome painted side cabinet, last quarter 19th century, attributed to Collier & Plucknett | Est. £1,000-1,500 (+ fees)
"A very finely worked cabinet combining the eclecticism and anglicised Japonisme of the Aesthetic Movement."
Lot 409: A George III mahogany and inlaid sideboard, circa 1790, possibly Scottish | Est. £600-800 (+ fees)
"Unusual proportions with stage back, but again a lovely figured mahogany, which would be much improved by a skilled and sympathetic wax."
Lot 480: † Two pairs of Nina Campbell curtains in Braulen fabric, 1980s | Est. £500-700 (+ fees)
"Oh, to have a window to fit these perfectly proportioned and seemingly effortless curtains. The details are perfectly stated."
Lot 495: A patinated and gilt wrought metal standard lamp | Est. £1,000-1,500 (+ fees)
"The worn patination and elegantly drawn scrolling are attractive in this over scaled lamp, which would greatly benefit from rewiring."
Lot 498: A croquet set, recently manufactured by Jaques of London | Est. £200-300 (+fees)
"Having left our family Jaques croquet set in America, this would make an excellent replacement."
Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 August | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
This is a two day live online auction with an auctioneer.
Viewing in Newbury:
- Sunday 8 August: 10am-4pm
- Monday 9 August: 10am-5pm
- Tuesday 10 August: 10am-5pm
Visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering while in the building, use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and observe social distancing rules. We may need to restrict the numbers of visitors viewing at one time, so if you would prefer to book an appointment in advance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 1635 553 553
Our specialists will also be providing detailed conditions reports and additional images as requested.
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