The sale includes a varied and evocative cross section of decorative arts, including English and Continental furniture, silver, objects of vertu, ceramics, clocks, carpets and tapestry, produced from the 16th through to the 19th century, including Chinese Export and Grand Tour pieces. Within the sale there are objects which are striking, elegant, exquisitely detailed, chased, carved, inlaid, glazed and woven, in a range of materials, to attract attention and appreciation. The 16th century is represented by a very rare Castelli Maiolica apothecary jar, circa 1530 (lot 306), and there are some charming 18th century Meissen and Höchst figures (lots 330-335). Amongst the clocks and timepieces offered there is a rare Daniel Quare, gilt-brass mounted ivory pillar barometer, circa 1700 (lot 373). The Furniture includes a beautiful George III sabicu, rosewood and mahogany serving table, possibly by Mayhew and Ince, circa 1775 (lot 383), and a rare Italian engraved ivory inlaid rosewood, ebony and marquetry commode by Giuseppe Maria Galbiati, early 18th century, depicting the ancient Kings of Naples and the Story of Romulus and Remus (lot 321).
There is a wonderful range of silver objects including, flatware, candelabra, table garnitures, a Charles II silver tankard, London, 1675 (lot 398), and beautiful snuff boxes and gold etui (lots 436-438). There is a magnificent private collection of carved ivory and silver mounted tankards, from the late 19th century (lots 501-507). Rare to appear on the market are English manufactured 18th century carpets, and a George III English carpet, in the manner of Robert Adam, circa 1780, is offered as lot 384, and amongst the mirrors and wall-lights hang on the walls, there is an exuberant Flemish mythological tapestry, Brussels, workshop of Bernaert van Brustom, circa 1630 (lot 309). There is a Private Collection (lots 440-500) which includes furniture, porphyry, marble and Blue John, and group of small ivory turned objects and a George III Anglo-Indian griffin form ivory candlestick, late 18th century, after designs by William Chambers (lot 450).