All posts tagged 'donningtonpriory'

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

The Rolex Explorer II Ref.1655 was always something of an ugly duckling. Launched in 1971, and following on from successive successes in the Explorer, Submariner and GMT, this tool watch received a rather more muted reception. Maybe it was too niche, targeted at explorers who needed to know whether it was day or night, the 24hr bezel being fixed and unable to be used for a second time zone. Cavers and speleologists did not have the same glamour as climbers, pilots and divers. Maybe the styling was too loud and ‘70s, but whatever the reason it did not sell well. Lot 113 in Dreweatts’ auction on 13 March was an early example of this reference in lightly worn condition, complete with box and papers and offered for sale by the original purchaser. Strong bidding saw the final price sail over the top estimate, achieving a hammer price of £22,000 which is a new international record for a Ref. 1655 without a retailer-signed dial. We are now inviting entries for our summer auction calendar. Please contact us for a free valuation. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finewatches #rolex #rolexexplorer #speleology #rolexexplorerII

The Rolex Explorer II Ref.1655 was always something of an ugly duckling. Launched in 1971, and following on from successive successes in the Explorer, Submariner and

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

12 Mar 2019

Don’t miss our Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Objects of Vertu and Fine Pens tomorrow | 13 March | Auction starts at 10.30am, with viewing from 8.30am. The sale features a collection of beautiful Montblanc limited edition fountain pens. Pictured here is the ‘John Harrison’, a Patron of Art series including ‘Catherine The Great’, ‘Alexander The Great’, ‘Pope Julius II’ and ‘JP Morgan’, as well as the ‘Brandenburger Tor 89’. #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #finepens #writinginstruments #montblanc #montblanc #limitededitionpens

Don’t miss our Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Objects of Vertu and Fine Pens tomorrow | 13 March | Auction starts at 10.30am, with viewing from 8.30am.

11 Mar 2019

Tomorrow we have The Transport Sale, to include the Lord Braybrooke Collection of Fine Live Steam Locomotives from Audley End, Saffron Walden | Tuesday 12 March | 12pm Pictured is a well-engineered 10 ¼ inch gauge model of a rebuilt American Outline’ Atlantic 2-6-2 live steam tender locomotive ‘Lord Braybrooke’ No. 3548. Built by the late David Curwen, circa 1948, and re-built as a Prairie in 1981. Locomotive No.3548 ‘Lord Braybrooke’ was the first steam locomotive at Audley End being driven by Stirling Moss at the opening ceremony in 1964. It was then rebuilt by David Curwen in 1981 as a 2-6-2 to handle the heavier trains at Audley End. Browse the collection via our website!#dreweatts #donningtonpriory #locomotives #livesteamlocomotives #miniaturerailway #privatecollection #worksofart #engineeringworksofart #modelengineering #auction

Tomorrow we have The Transport Sale, to include the Lord Braybrooke Collection of Fine Live Steam Locomotives from Audley End, Saffron Walden | Tuesday 12 March

10 Mar 2019

Our Modern & Contemporary Art sale is now online. The sale will feature important works by artists such as Terry Frost, Denis Mitchell, John Armstrong, Banksy, Francis Newton Souza and Brian Shields. Including a selection of prints and photographs by Andy Warhol and Peter Blake, as well as some more affordable lots for aspiring young collectors out there. Browse the catalogue via our website! #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #modernart #modernbritish #prints #printmaking #privatecollection #modernandcontemporary #contemporaryart #worksofart #fineart

Our Modern & Contemporary Art sale is now online. The sale will feature important works by artists such as Terry Frost, Denis Mitchell, John Armstrong, Banksy,

09 Mar 2019

We start April off with our Fine Art sales. Our first auction is Old Master, British and European Paintings including Sporting Art | 3 April. To include works by John Emms (British 1843-1912) and John Frederick Herring Senior (British 1795-1865) being sold as part of the private collection of the late Peter Walwyn (1933-2017), the internationally acclaimed racehorse trainer. Some of the other highlights include two exquisite watercolours by Fortunino Matania (Italian 1881-1963), a private collection of watercolours by William Henry Millais (British 1828-1899) and an elegant oil painting of Marriane Gage by Stephen Catterson Smith the Elder (British 1806-1872). The catalogue is now available online. Browse the sale via our website! #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #watercolour #fineart #portraiture #privatecollection #europeanart #britishart #sportingart #newbury #lambourn #worksofart

We start April off with our Fine Art sales. Our first auction is Old Master, British and European Paintings including Sporting Art | 3 April. To

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,

Happy International Women’s Day! This year marks 100 years since Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor became the first female MP to be elected to Parliament and to take up her seat on 1 December 1919. Next week this Edwardian aquamarine and diamond brooch formerly the property of Viscountess Astor comes up for sale in our Fine Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Objects of Vertu and Fine Pens auction | 13 March. The sale will be on view from Sunday | 10 March | 10am-2pm #dreweatts #donningtonpriory #internationalwomensday #internationalwomensday2019 #finejewellery #edwardianjewellery #fineauction #antiquebrooch #aquamarine #diamondbrooch

Happy International Women’s Day! This year marks 100 years since Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor became the first female MP to be elected to Parliament and to