All posts tagged 'countryliving'

21 Mar 2019

Spring has sprung. Come and explore at Donnington Priory. We have pre-auction viewing this weekend for Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art. Why not while away a few hours viewing the sale, enjoying a coffee and delicious treat at our on-site café and wander around the beautiful grounds? Viewing is Sunday 24 March | 10am-2pm#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #countryhouse #countryliving #countrylife #berkshire

Spring has sprung. Come and explore at Donnington Priory. We have pre-auction viewing this weekend for Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art. Why not

20 Mar 2019

A highlight from Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art is this painted six fold room screen, in 18th century style and dating from the 19th century. One side is painted with central reserves in polychrome depicting classical scenes of maidens and winged cherubs amongst clouds. These are flanked above and below with reserves painted in monochrome with putti playing and separate reserves depicting urns of various forms. The reverse of the screen is painted in gold and polychrome with Chinese figures in traditional dress and dragons. Folding screens originated in ancient China, and in written references can be dated to the 4th century BC, during the Han Dynasty, however, it is likely they date from earlier. They were initially made to act as room separators, and not to be moved around frequently. The first Chinese screens were made of wooden panels and decorated with fine art. Scenes from life in the palace, mythological themes and motifs from nature were invariably painted on the screen panels. The sale goes on view this weekend from Sunday 24 March | 10am-2pm #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finefurniture #interiors #interiordecorating #countryhome #countryliving #classicalscenes #paintedfurniture #worksofart #roomscreen #fineantiques

A highlight from Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art is this painted six fold room screen, in 18th century style and dating from the

14 Mar 2019

This Flemish woven wool figural tapestry from our Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art auction on 27 March dates from the late 17th or early 18th century. It depicts a classical scene, likely the sacrifice of Iphigenia at Aulis: a maiden is seated on an altar surrounded by draped figures to either side before a background featuring classical architecture and a ship. The story of Iphigenia at Aulis was chronicled by the Greek tragedian Euripides (c. 480-106 BC) – the angered Goddess, Artemis, takes away the wind, so leaving Greek troops stranded at the port of Aulis. In order to appease the deity, King Agamemnon is forced to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia. The draped lady to the left of the altar, in the tapestry, could well be Iphigenia’s grieving mother, Clytemnestra. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finefurniture #flemishtapestry #interiors #interiordesign #countryhome #countryliving #countryhouse #classicalscene #workofart #figuraltapestry

This Flemish woven wool figural tapestry from our Fine Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art auction on 27 March dates from the late 17th or

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,

26 Feb 2019

Why not explore our Interiors sale? The auction is tomorrow and includes the contents of a London townhouse, featuring sculpture, early 19th century and modern furniture, ship models, oriental works of art, silver, ceramics & glassware, tribal art & vintage luggage. Pictured here is lot 92 a German table globe, 51cm diameter, dating from the early 20th century by the well-known maker Erdglobus utilising the maps of Kiepert and Reimer. Browse the catalogue via our website! #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #interiors #interiordesign #globe #antiques #antique #countrylife #countryliving #londontownhouse #countryhome

Why not explore our Interiors sale? The auction is tomorrow and includes the contents of a London townhouse, featuring sculpture, early 19th century and modern furniture,

01 Feb 2019

Beautiful views of Donnington Priory in the snow. It’s business as usual here at the moment but we are planning to close at 4pm today. Please do contact us before you make the journey to check we are still open. Enjoy the snow! #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #countrylife #countryliving #countryhouse #berkshire #newbury

Beautiful views of Donnington Priory in the snow. It’s business as usual here at the moment but we are planning to close at 4pm today. Please

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

22 Jan 2019

Guess what… we have our European Collections sale tomorrow! Highlight detail | Lot 4 | A continental painted leather four fold screen | Est. £600-1,000 (+fees) European Collections | Wednesday 23 January | 10.30am Browse the catalogue via our website!#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #collections #privatecollections #interiors #antiques #countryliving #countrylife #countryhome #interiordesign

Guess what… we have our European Collections sale tomorrow! Highlight detail | Lot 4 | A continental painted leather four fold screen | Est. £600-1,000 (+fees)

17 Jan 2019

It’s almost time! Less than a week to go until our European Collections auction, 23 January. The sale goes on view this weekend, from Sunday. First up in the sale is this red lacquer table clock in mid-18th century style, from an Andalusian Finca. This is from a family collection amassed over several generations, which has remained untouched in the hills of Andalusia for the past 50 years! Viewing times:Sunday 20 January: 10am-2pmMonday 21 January: 9am-5.30pmTuesday 22 January: 9am-4.30pmDay of sale: from 8.30am Don’t forget to have a look at the sale via our website!#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #collections #privatecollection #tableclock #countrylife #countryliving #interiors #auction

It’s almost time! Less than a week to go until our European Collections auction, 23 January. The sale goes on view this weekend, from Sunday. First

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