We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming Interiors auction on Tuesday 6th May. There are over 400 lots on offer including a strong selection of jewellery, silver, clocks & watches, pictures, furniture, ceramics & works of art.
A fine Georgian silver teapot by William Bateman (Lot 72, £400-600) is the standout example of the silver section which also includes a beautiful Art Nouveau HM silver three-piece tea set (Lot 91, £300-400) & a large HM silver salver (Lot 92, £300-500). Other notable individual highlights include a bronze of a chimpanzee after Hugo Wolfgang Rheinhold (Lot 129, £150-250) & a 19th century simulated rosewood music box (Lot 312, £300-500).
The usual strong selection of pictures is further boosted by the inclusion of a collection of exquisite original early to mid 20th century Indian travel posters (Lots 136-146). The colourful lithographic examples have been designed by some notable artists including Austin Cooper, Charles Shepherd & George Hope Tait. Also in the sale from the same collection are a number of original Bollywood movie posters.
Some significant results were achieved throughout the 600+ lots that made up last month`s joint Interiors & Book Sale. One of the best sellers amongst the books was a beautiful copy of Shakespeare`s A Midsummer Night`s Dream, illustrated by Robert Anning Bell and believed to have been formerly in the possession of the renowned illustrator Arthur Rackham. The book, which bore Rackham`s signature to the owner`s label, drew fierce competition between bidders within the room & online before eventually being knocked down to an internet buyer for £500. Also sold to the internet was a book of Tottenham Hotspur programmes from the 1912/13 season which fetched the princely sum of £2000.
The Interiors sale also yielded some excellent prices, the highlight of which was a striking 1960s Aldo Tura mirrored cabinet bar on pedestal stand which made £1200. We hope all our clients have an enjoyable Bank Holiday Weekend. Please note that our saleroom will be closed on Monday 5th May.