Piet Jonker gained international acclaim specialising in historic building materials such as mantelpieces, fountains, wall tiles and other decorations like sundials, garden vases, benches and tables and sculptures.
The auction will have 350 high quality lots, selected personally by Piet Jonker and Sotheby's specialists. It will be the biggest garden auction to be held in the Netherlands in 2010.
Highlights consist of two Rococo marble mantelpieces, designed in the 18th century by the famous architect Johan Peter van Baurscheidt de Jonge (1699 - 1768). The masterpieces come from the Antwerp royal palace, where they functioned as welcoming sculptural works for guests of the royal family.