COUNTRY HOUSE SALE | 18 & 19 JULY AT CHORLEY’S
Chorley’s two-day Country House Sale on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th July includes furniture, paintings, clocks, carpets, lighting, decorative objects, jewellery and militaria sourced from houses large and small across the three counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and beyond.
This sale will particularly appeal to interior decorators and those wishing to furnish, decorate or upgrade a house. Among the antique lighting, some show-stopping chandeliers include a set of three Venetian opaque and coloured glass fifteen-light confections (estimate £6,000-8,000). A formal room setting is not complete without a timepiece and the sale offers several longcase clocks including an 18th century example by James Cannon of London (estimate £2,000-3,000) and a charming eight-day grandmother clock of late 17th century style (estimate £2,000-2,500). Estimated at £2,000-3,000 each, two magnificent decorative Italian carved giltwood mirrors will provide floor to ceiling reflection in a grand home. Finally, any room would be brightened up with a large Ziegler carpet from West Persia (estimate £3,000-5,000) from a colourful group of rugs in the sale.
A wide selection of country house furniture in the sale includes several hugely decorative pieces such as a 17th Century Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell cabinet inset with painted panels depicting various mythological scenes. This comes with an impeccable provenance from a private collection in Gloucestershire and the cabinet appears in a 1920s inventory described as ‘an old Italian cabinet of ebony and tortoiseshell….’ (estimate £20,000-30,000). Other impressive pieces of furniture are an 18th century South German/North Italian giltwood table (estimate £4,000-6,000) and a pair of 19th century North Italian carved giltwood console tables with marble tops (estimate £2,000-3,000).
Those with a musical ear will appreciate the fine 19th century rosewood musical box with matching stand by Nicole Freres of Geneva which can play six airs and still contains its named tune sheet (estimate £10,000-12,000). For historians, the library of books will provide many interesting hours of reading, and a group of antique weaponry will be of interest. The most impressive piece is a silver-gilt presentation sword with engraved hilt, paying respect to the career of Lieutenant Colonel George Smith in 1802 (estimate £8,000-12,000). Indian and Persian daggers are elaborately decorated and works of art in their own right.
The sought-after country house look cannot successfully be achieved without paintings of animals, the passion of the English people. There is an good selection in this sale, including for the racing enthusiast The Derby Winner Sainfoin with Jockey Up painted in1891 by Adrian Jones (1845-1938) (estimate £2,000-3,000, for the farmer A Prize Sheep with Castle in the Distance by G B Newmarch (1828-1849) (estimate £2,000-3,000) and, for the fan of man’s best friend, Study of a Dog Confronting a Bull by Francois Van Severdonck (1809-1889) (estimate £3,000-4,000). For those who appreciate the delicacy of traditional English watercolour paintings, the Collection of the artist Henry William Banks Davis offers a delightful glimpse of a by-gone age with gentle pastoral scenes and dramatic charcoal drawings of cattle (estimates from £80) as well as some delightful illustrations for children’s books.
For the ladies, a late 19th century diamond pendant brooch cased by E Lloyd Lawrence of South Molton Street, London (estimate £3,000-5,000) and a choice of diamond cluster rings estimated at £2,500-3,000 will add a touch of sparkle at the smartest soirée.
All figures provided above are the auctioneers estimates and the final sale price will attract buyer’s premium (24% incl VAT) on top of the hammer price. Other charges may also apply. See www.chorleys.com for details.
Printed catalogue available by post or from our saleroom £10.
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Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 July 2017
10am each day
Sunday 16 July, 10am-4pm
Monday 17 July, 9am-5pm
Mornings of Sale, 8.30am-10am
Live internet bidding will be available with
The Auction Room (no additional bidding fee)
The Saleroom (3% additional fee)
Invaluable (5% additional fee)