Apart from those items highlighted here, amongst the tapestry section of the sale which includes tapestries and cushions from the 16th to 18th century, one of the major pieces will be lot 13, a Flemish 'Months' tapestry, Bruges, mid 17th century, est. £35,000-45,000.
The Continental furniture section covers a broad range of pieces from many European countries, from 16th century Haute Epoque pieces through to the end of the 19th century, and includes two private collections of furniture, lots 42-58 and 62-76. Of particular note are lots 37, a Flemish ebony table cabinet mounted with painted and embroidered panels, Antwerp second half 17th century, est. £8000-12,000, a Louis XVI bois satiné amaranth and marquetry secretaire a abattant, stamped N. Petit, est. £6000-10,000 and a French eighteen light gilt-bronze chandelier, circa 1850, after the model by Jacques Caffièri, est. £20,000-30,000.
Apart from the major collection of Worcester porcelain, other major pieces in the ceramics section include lot 212 a Meissen `Augustus Rex' vase, circa 1730, est. £18,000-25,000 and lot 227 a set of six important Sèvres botanical plates, dated 1838-40, est. £15,000-20,000. Other highlights of the silver section include lot 258 a pair of Victorian six light candelabra, Elkington & Co, Birmingham 1866, est. £40,000-60,000 and lot 270 a large and heavy George IV silver-gilt replica of `The Glastonbury Cup', Philip Rundell for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, London 1820, est. £20,000-25,000. The English furniture covers a range of items from the late 17th century to the end of the 19th century and includes furniture from the collection of Lord and Lady Norton with pieces attributed to Thomas Downbiggin of Mount Street, London and also George Morant & Co.
Other pieces of note in this section include Lot 349 a George III serpentine commode attributed to Henry Hill of Marlborough, est. £6000-8000, lot 366, a George III bluejohn cassolette vase, circa 1770, attributed to Matthew Boulton, est. £8000-12,000, lots 396-403 a group of various tea caddies and boxes and lot 455 a Victorian thuyawood kidney shaped desk, circa 1850, attributed to Gillows, est. £12000-18000.
Clocks include a range of 17th, 18th and 19th century French, Dutch and English pieces and include lot 369, a Louis XVI porcelain-mounted gilt-bronze wall clock and matching barometer, French, late 19th century, dial signed Ferdinand Berthoud de l'Academie de Arts a Paris, est. £18,000-22,000 and lot 479 a Louis XIV gilt-mounted turtleshell Boulle bracket clock, Rousseau, Orleans, circa 1700, est. £6000-8000.