The Hill-Trevor family were at the heart of 17th- and 18th-century British and Irish politics, and they used the wealth that this position provided to assemble an extraordinary collection of fine furniture, silver and works of art, many of which feature in the upcoming Of Royal and Noble Descent sale in London on 19 January. Collected over the course of 200 years, these exceptional pieces were housed in the family’s homes: Brynkinalt Hall in Wales, Belvoir Park in Ireland, and 3 Grafton Street in London. Click ahead to discover the stories of four generations of the family through the furniture and art they collected and commissioned. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
An extraordinary collection of museum quality works of art are revealed in this video. Highlights include a magnificent 18th-century French pots-pourri garniture, an exceptional tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl and gold piqué rosewater ewer and basin, and a rare George II gold inkstand. These unique pieces of European Decorative Art will be available to acquire at Sotheby’s auction in Paris on 28 November.
The Treasures, Old Master and British Works on Paper and Old Masters Evening Sale on 5–6 July all produced strong results in the face of the Brexit turmoil, with records achieved for a Jan Brueghel flower still life (£3.85 million) and Jean-Étienne Liotard’s A Dutch Girl at Breakfast (£4.4 million), among other notable prices. Leading the Treasures sale was the spectacular Rothschild Orpheus Cup, a late-Renaissance rarity that brought £1.06 million. Click ahead to see more top lots from across sales. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
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