As an auctioneer and valuer for nearly 20 years, I am still surprised and sometimes astonished that we consistently manage to fill our sales with interesting, rare and unusual items. After our successful July auction, I was concerned that we might not have sufficient lots for our October sale, however, this worry was soon extinguished when I received a call from a long standing client in the West Country. The house was a modest, modern abode which didn’t prepare me for the fact that it was stuffed to the gunwales with a lifetime’s collection of treen, porcelain, needleworks, boxes and country furniture. Two subsequent visits with a large van and our sale had swelled by almost two hundred lots.
Another highlight of the October sale is a small private collection of Georgian furniture, which includes the wonderful Sheraton breakfront bookcase veneered in rich honey coloured West Indian satinwood. The collection also includes a good George III urn stand, an early George III kneehole desk and an unusual oval three-tier whatnot.
The sale also features a Mughal Indian cabinet which is a rare survivor from the late 17th century and was probably made in Sindh or Gujarat. It is beautifully inlaid with flowers and reflects the high Mughal style of setting rows of flowering plants in alternating patterns on a plain ground. This enchanting device is characteristic of the reign of Shah Jahan and can be found decorating buildings erected by the Emperor. Similar examples can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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Saturday 28th September 10am - 1pm
Monday 30th September 10am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 1st October 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 2nd October 8.30am - 9.45am
CONDITION OF LOTS
Please note that the condition of lots is not stated in the catalogue descriptions. Reports on condition may be available on request. The absence of condition reports in the catalogue does not imply that the lot is free from imperfections or faults.
COLLECTION OF LOTS
No collection available from the 3rd October to the 5th October due to lots being in transit. From Monday 7th October collection is from our warehouse, Unit 1B, Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX, please instruct carriers accordingly and note, the warehouse is closed over weekends. Please call 01722 446950 or 01722 424500 prior to collection to ensure the items are ready.
All accounts to be settled prior to collection and payment is still to be made at Castle Street.