The auction achieved a final result of £1,064,625. The sale was led by a 16th-century Flemish tapestry depicting a scene from the story of Esther and a George III mahogany and satinwood table, which both sold for £68,750. Other highlights included an ormolu and amboyna orrery clock, which achieved £62,500.
Continental furniture includes a floral marquetry bureau by Abraham Roentgen, circa 1765-1769, a comparable example of which is in Schloss Favorite in Rastatt. There is also an unusual pair of 18th-century lacquered faux marble Italian bureau cabinets and a fine gilt-bronze-mounted marquetry commode by Pierre-Harry Mewesen, circa 1770. English furniture has two pieces by Thomas Chippendale; part of one of Chippendale’s most impressive commissions at Paxton House.
Clocks include an interesting group of German table clocks, from the early 17th century through to the early 18th century, a walnut longcase clock by John Ellicott, a very fine longcase regulator by James Condliff and two clockwork orreries.
British and Continental silver concentrates on 18th- and 19th-century collectors and connoisseurs; from impressive tableware and centrepieces, including a rare and early set of four Birmingham silver candlesticks designed by the great architect James Wyatt, 17th-century cabinet pieces and an early 17th-century German parcel-gilt silver beaker from the collection of Alfred Pringsheim.
Vertu includes an extremely rare English gold and enamel watch and chatelaine, London, circa 1775-80, in its original case, the watch by Francis Perigal and the enamels probably by William Hopkins Craft. Snuff boxes include a jewelled gold and enamel royal presentation box, applied with his cipher and given by Henri V de Bourbon, Comte de Chambord (1820-1883) to Baron de Schwiter in 1855.
Tapestries and textiles include Northern European and Flemish Verdure and Floral pieces, and a C16th Flemish Brussels Classical tapestry, and carpets include very decorative geometric and floral pieces. European ceramics has an early English porcelain from the Chelsea, Longton Hall, and Bow factories including pieces from the Morrison collection, and including an exceptionally rare Bow jug, previously in the Rous Lench collection.