An Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell tray, a unique piece, from Gujarat, India far exceeded its original £3,000-£5,000 estimate to sell for an impressive £35,000 in our July sale. The tray, later mounted as a table, was one of an array of unique items, works of art and furniture from renowned country estates up for auction at the Chorley’s Country House Sale. Gujarati mother-of-pearl wares, highly desirable in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries, remain sought after by buyers in India, Portugal and the UK. The table was the second item from the sale to outdo its original estimate by a substantial amount. Portrait Of An Admiral, an oil painting by I Miller circa 1750, sold for £7,500, nearly ten times above the original estimate of £600-800. The Admiral wearing a wig and a blue gilt braided uniform, is thought to be Admiral Anson who discovered the bread fruit, one of which is pictured beside him. Chorley’s next sale Antiques, Interiors & Asian Art will take place on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September.
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Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, starting at 10am each day
Sunday 22 July 10am-4pm, Monday 23 July 9am-5pm, Sale mornings 8.30am-10am
Catalogue online early July. View the digital catalogue here:
Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July 2018
from 10am each day
Sunday 22 July, 10am-4pm
Monday 23 July, 9am-5pm
Tuesday 24 July, 8.30am-10am
Wednesday 25 July, 8.30am-10am
Live internet bidding available with The Saleroom (3% additional fee) and Invaluable (5% additional fee)