WE REGRET THAT IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO POSTPONE THIS SALE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Our two day auction will start with over a hundred lots from the Estate of the late Jane Sumner. Jane was a well known and respected member of the antiques trade for over fifty years, trading as Turpin’s Antiques with her partner, John Braund. She traded in Essex, for a while on the Fulham Road and latterly in Hungerford and through prestigious antiques fairs across the country. Jane had a keen eye for early 18th century walnut furniture and had a particular passion for miniature furniture. The majority of the lots in the sale formed her personal collection which she had ‘squirreled away’ at her much loved-period cottage home in Wiltshire. Highlights include: a William & Mary marquetry chest, a rare William and Mary studded leather linen chest attributed to Richard Pigg and a George I walnut bureau bookcase.
Following on from the Jane Sumner Collection we have a strong section of Folk Art and Country furniture with a small collection of treen animal snuff boxes, a George III sycamore and painted cricket table from a private collection and a 16th / 17th century Italian walnut credenza. Day one also includes a good selection of walnut furniture, with three early 18th century chest on stands and a fine William and Mary burr yew cabinet on chest. The highlight of the Georgian furniture is an unusual and rare late George II mahogany travelling bureau in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Day two features good Regency furniture, including: a Regency brass inlaid pier mirror by George Bullock, a good selection of carpets including two Zieglers and around eighty lots of walking canes from private collections, the highlights of which are some wonderful William and Mary ivory and pique handled canes. We are also delighted to be offering fourteen lots of Japanese netsuke and okimono, formerly in the collection of Sir Sydney Richard Wells, 1st Baronet (1879-1957) of Felmersham Grange.
VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
To be confirmed.
Please contact the department to make an appointment.
COLLECTION OF LOTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Collection by appointment from our warehouse, Unit 1B, Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX. Collection of lots will not be available on Saturdays until further notice.
Please call 01722 446950 or 01722 424500 to make an appointment. All accounts to be settled prior to collection.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR BIDDING PROCEDURE
Owing to the recent introduction of Money Laundering Regulations, clients wishing to bid in this auction are likely to be asked to provide two forms of identification. This applies to both new and existing clients.
CONDITION OF LOTS
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.