It's the glitter things that count | Fine Art & Antiques Auction 23 & 24 November

Our auction on 23 & 24 November 2021 has a strong emphasis on fine jewellery with a good variety of Victorian, Art Deco and later pieces to choose from. Not only is November the perfect time to be buying that precious piece of jewellery for a Christmas present but by purchasing at auction, you are getting far more sparkle for your money.

The sale also includes around 100 lots from the estate of Lord Charteris of Amisfield who was a British Army officer and the longest-serving Assistant Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, becoming her principal private secretary in 1972. It has been argued by some historians that Charteris was the Queen’s favourite courtier (and this point has been brought back into prominence thanks to the popular Netflix TV series “The Crown”). On retirement from his Royal Role in 1977, the Charteris family moved to the Cotswold village of Wood Stanway and the following year Lord Charteris was appointed Provost of Eton College.

The furniture section of the sale will include pieces by the prolific furniture maker Howard & Sons. Howard & Sons opened for business in 1820 and were one of the pre-eminent furnishers of the Victorian era. They supplied upholstered furniture to Royal residences, stately homes and even the Savoy. Over the past twenty years their period furniture has become highly prized by interior designers, and we are very pleased to offer three rather special pieces at this sale.

Further highlights of the November sale include an early 20th Century large doll's house of eight rooms, modelled on the original Colesbourne Park House and four rocking horses, including an early 19th Century bow rocker rocking horse with flying gallop posture.

Read more about the auction in our NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

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