The October 21st Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks sale features an eclectic mix of period antiques, collectables and the weird and wonderful. With Halloween just around the corner we have a wonderful pair of Venetian carved wood Devil figures attributed to Francesco Toso (Lot 212: £15,000-25,000) Something not quite as spooky but unusual and primitive is Lot 69: A late Victorian butcher’s shop display diorama, estimate £4,000-6,000 which depicts a butcher’s shop displaying almost a hundred detailed cuts of meats. Following the success of the Exbury House consignment back in August we will feature four more lots from the Rothschild family including a Louis XV ormolu candlestick after a design by Meissonier (lot 183, estimate £2,000-3,000).
From the Far East we are delighted to be offering a fine pair of 18th century Anglo-Chinese huanghuali bureau cabinets (lot 238, £80,000-120,000). These cabinets were probably made for an East Indian Company official and are very similar to a pair we sold back in January for £112,500 (including fees). The sale also includes over forty lots of bronze sculpture from private collections, the highlights are two large equestrian groups by Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67). Lot 344 is a reduction of the monument to Emanuele Filiberto, the Duke of Savoia, Lot 345 is a rare example of ‘Le Chevalier Bayard’ both are estimated at £5,000-8,000.
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Viewing by appointment only.
Friday 16th October 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 17th October 10.00am - 4.00pm
Monday 19th October 10.00am - 4.00pm
There is no viewing on Tuesday 20th October or on the day of the sale.
Please contact the department to make an appointment.
Collection of lots by appointment only.
From Monday the 26th October from our warehouse, Unit 1B, Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX.