The sale includes items predominantly from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and includes several groups from notable private collections throughout. One collection comprises a fine group of Italian furniture including a rare early 18th century scagliola panel, three 17th century cabinets, and Venetian lacquered seat furniture. Other items include a magnificent Spanish 17th Century tortoiseshell cabinet with the coat of arms of Duchesa da Luna, a gift from the descendants to the present owner, estimate £100,000-150,000 and a gilt-bronze mounted black lacquer commode, stamped Macret, Louis XV, circa 1750, estimate £200,000-300,000. Tapestries include `Kermesse’ A Flemish `Teniers’ Tapestry, Brussels, second half 17th century, after David Teniers the Younger , estimate £40,000-60,000.
English furniture includes a George III bronze sundial on a rare Coade plinth £70,000-90,000, a large set of George II armchairs, with a provenance of Eaton Hall, the seat of the Duke of Westminster, estimate £50,000-80,000. Virtu includes a gold, enamel and pearl singing bird box, the movement by Jacob Frisard (1753-1810, the box makers' mark of Rémond, Lamy & Cie, Geneva, 1801-1804, estimate £80,000-100,000. Silver includes a Princess`s coronet, worn at the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline, 1727, by Benjamin Pyne, estimate £20,000-30,000, clocks include a Louis XVI ebony & ormolu longcase regulator by Ferdinand Berthoud and Balthazar Lieutaud, circa 1770, estimate £300,000-400,000 and ceramics which will include a Castelli maiolica drug jar, circa 1520-1530, estimate £15,000-20,000.