Our 1st April auction has been rescheduled for 11th August and will feature eighteen lots from the Rothschild family of Exbury House. Included in the sale are a number of pieces that were originally in the collection of Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918) of Halton House, Buckinghamshire and One, Seamore Place, London. The highlight of which is a rare pair of Louis XVI white marble and gilt bronze mounted vases after the Borghese Vase (lot 262). They are illustrated in Charles Davis’s 1884 publication ‘A Description of the works of art forming the collection of Alfred de Rothschild’. Other items originally in Alfred’s collection are two silver-gilt models of an elephant and a rhinoceros with riders (lot 261), a set of eight giltwood fauteuils with mid-18th century Beauvais tapestry covers (lot 260), a Meissen porcelain and ormolu mantel clock (lot 258) and two rock crystal vessels in the manner of the Miseroni workshop (lots 264 and 266) . The sale also includes some other fantastic lots, including a rare George I japanned triangular card table from the collection of the Tower family of Weald Hall (lot 140), a pair of George II and later carved pine eagle console tables (lot 147), a small collection of decorative furniture and works of art from the estate of the late Greta Morrison (lots 276-306), an early 17th century Indo-Portuguese ivory inlaid table cabinet (lot 340) and a wonderful French ‘industrial’ torpedo clock (lot 459).
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In accordance with Government guidelines, viewing will be by prior appointment only.
Please contact the department to arrange an appointment during the following hours:
Friday 7th August - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 8th August - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 9th August - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Monday 10th August - UPDATE no viewing available
Tuesday 11th August - UPDATE no viewing available
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