All posts tagged 'antiquefurniture'

16 Apr 2019

Day Two of our Spring Sale contains several lots which are described as being in Egyptian Revival taste. Whilst this fashion started on the Continent, the initial Egyptian Revival happened following Britain winning The Battle of the Nile in 1798. After this decisive naval victory, the fashion was for all things Egyptian, with ‘case furniture’ this often is displayed in the use of Herm pilasters flanking cupboard doors or open bookshelves such as in lot 369 in this sale. Thomas Hope was perhaps the most famous exponent of this style incorporating many Ancient Egyptian elements, such as sphinges, in areas such as supports in his designs for sofas. The fashion continued throughout the Regency Period and into the later 19th century which is from when this lot dates from. The Spring Sale: Day 2 | 17 April The auction starts at 10.30, with viewing from 8.30am. Browse the catalogue via our website. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #interiors #interiordesign #countryliving #countrylife #countryhome #regency #egyptianrevival #rosewood #antiquefurniture #furniture #antique

Day Two of our Spring Sale contains several lots which are described as being in Egyptian Revival taste. Whilst this fashion started on the Continent, the

08 Apr 2019

A highlight from Day Two of The Spring Sale is lot 295, a Victorian ebonised, painted and parcel gilt papier-mâché writing box on stand, circa 1860, possibly by Jennens & Bettridge. The work box has a painted scene to the slope which encloses a velvet writing surface and hidden compartment. The whole work box is removable from the stand to reveal the chess board beneath. Jennens & Bettridge are perhaps the best-known makers of lacquered papier-mâché items in the 19th century. They acquired the workshops of Henry Clay, who was the japanner to George III and the Prince of Wales. Whilst this work box and stand are very much in their style, sadly there is no sign of a maker’s stamp.#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #interiors #interiordesign #countryhome #countryliving #countrylife #writingdesk #jennensandbettridge #victorianfurniture #antiquefurniture #furniture

A highlight from Day Two of The Spring Sale is lot 295, a Victorian ebonised, painted and parcel gilt papier-mâché writing box on stand, circa 1860,

03 Apr 2019

1 May | Oakley House: The Collection of Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG. Globetrot vicariously through this cosmopolitan collection gathered across four generations and many continents. This unique collection from Lord Wraxall’s final residence at Oakley House offers a fascinating and highly attractive mix of inherited and newly bought works from around the world. From Old Master paintings, Asian works of art, Continental furniture, decorative items and medals, to more modern works by the likes of Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein, Walter Sickert and Edward Seago. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #privatecollection #countryhouse #oakleyhouse #countryhome #countryliving #oldmasterpaintings #asianaorksofart #furniture #europeanfurniture #antiquefurniture #decorative #decorativeart #henrymoore #jacobepstein #waltersickert #edwardseago #englishcountryhome #tyntesfield

1 May | Oakley House: The Collection of Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG. Globetrot vicariously through this cosmopolitan collection gathered across four generations and

15 Mar 2019

Join us next Thursday at Marlborough Golf Club for our Valuation Day | 21 March. The day will run from 10am-2pm, with specialists covering fine art, jewellery, silver, watches, antiques and other collectibles. The Common, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1DU #dreweatts #marlborough #valuationday #wiltshire #marlboroughgolfclub #fineart #antiques #finepictures #ceramics #worksofart #antiquefurniture

Join us next Thursday at Marlborough Golf Club for our Valuation Day | 21 March. The day will run from 10am-2pm, with specialists covering fine art,

08 Mar 2019

The catalogue is now online | Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art | 27 March The sale features over 300 lots, and includes furniture, from the 16th century through to the Victorian era, and continental pieces from Spain, Italy and France; carpets and rugs from Persia and Turkey; textiles, tapestries and needlework; lighting in the form of chandeliers, lanterns and candlesticks; ceramics and porcelain from Wedgwood and Meissen are also offered, as well as a group of Staffordshire salt-glazed stoneware. Browse the catalogue via our website! #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finefurniture #worksofart #ceramics #interiordesign #countryhouse #countryliving #interiors #antiquefurniture #victorianfurniture #continentalfurniture #continentalworksofart #europeanfurniture #europeanceramics #britishceramics

The catalogue is now online | Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art | 27 March The sale features over 300 lots, and includes furniture,

20 Feb 2019

Coming up next week we have Interiors | Wednesday 27 February. A highlight from the sale is this pair of Dutch marquetry chairs. They are 19th century in date but are a faithful copy of the sort of marquetry inlay that is a common feature of Continental furniture during the 18th century. Typically the decoration includes flowers, as in this example, as well as depictions of birds and other wildlife. The sale will be on view this weekend, from Sunday 24 February, 10am-2pm.#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #interiors #interiordesign #marquetry #dutchmarquetry #continentalfurniture #dutchfurniture #antiquefurniture #londontownhouse #europeanfurniture

Coming up next week we have Interiors | Wednesday 27 February. A highlight from the sale is this pair of Dutch marquetry chairs. They are 19th

01 Feb 2019

The catalogue is now available online for our upcoming Interiors: to include the contents of a London townhouse | 27 February The auction this February features a unique and fascinating personal collection of 150 lots assembled over a period of 25 years. Quirky, original pieces from the owner’s Fitzrovia townhouse are to be found here, including: sculpture, early, 19th century and modern furniture, ship models, oriental works of art, silver, ceramics and glassware, tribal art and vintage luggage. Possibly more of a curator than a keeper, the owner brought together these items with discernment, arranging them artfully in his London home and juxtaposing them here with stylish modern furnishings. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #interiors #interiordesign #antiques #antiquefurniture #sculpture #worksofart #ceramics #townhouse

The catalogue is now available online for our upcoming Interiors: to include the contents of a London townhouse | 27 February The auction this February features

29 Jan 2019

Join us this Friday at Donnington Priory for our Valuation day | 1 February | 10am-2pm. Our team of valuers will be on hand and pleased to give you a no obligation appraisal of your items. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #valuationday #antiques #fineart #wine #collectibles #worksofart #interiors #countryliving #countrylife #furniture #antiquefurniture #ceramics

Join us this Friday at Donnington Priory for our Valuation day | 1 February | 10am-2pm. Our team of valuers will be on hand and pleased

18 Dec 2018

A highlight from our November Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art auction was lot 64 | Sold for £9,100 (incl. buyer’s premium) As we come to end of the year, we are starting to look towards 2019 and our next Fine Furniture sale | 27 March. We are now currently inviting entries!Please contact us for a valuation.#dreweatts #finefurniture #interiors #interiordesign #countryhome #countryliving #antiquefurniture #GeorgeIII #antique

A highlight from our November Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art auction was lot 64 | Sold for £8,750 (incl. buyer’s premium) As we

13 Nov 2018

Lot 64| A George III mahogany drum library table, it bears six conventional drawers interspersed with six opening by a revolving action. Mahogany was widely used in the 18th century for cabinets and tables as it famously possesses a straight, fine and even grain and good workability. Over time its reddish-brown colour darkens and when polished displays a reddish sheen as seen in this example up for sale on 21 November in Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art. The sale goes on view from Friday | 12-4pm#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finefurniture #interiors #interiordesign #antiquefurniture #mahogany #fineauction #countryliving #countrylife

Lot 64| A George III mahogany drum library table, it bears six conventional drawers interspersed with six opening by a revolving action. Mahogany was widely used