The Fine Furniture, Tapestries, Ceramics, Clocks, silver and Carpets sale taking place at Sotheby's on 27th April 2010 in London comprises a wide selection of English and European works of art dating from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century, representing most artistic periods including the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicism. Highlights of the tapestries and European furniture in the sale include lot 6, a set of nine 18th century 'flame-stitch' wall panels, est.£15,000-20,000, larger pieces include lot 20, a Brussels tapestry from the Story of Pastor Fido, est. £20,000-30,000 as well as other landscape tapestries of various sizes. Lot 40 is a rare silver mounted wall mirror circa 1760 probably by Carlo Frezza, est. £20,000-30,000, lot 57, an Italian Venetian lacquered credenza, mid 18th century, est. £35,000-50,000, lot 151, a pair of French commodes, late 19th century after a celebrated model by Jean-Henri Riesener, est. £40,000-60,000 and lot 152, an Italian marquetry centre table by Francesco Grandi, circa 1880, est. £40,000-60,000. Of the ceramics, highlights include lot 166 a Böttger silver-mounted tankard, circa 1720, est. £25,000-30,000 and lot 176, a set of Meissen `Brocaded Imari pattern plates, circa 1740, est. £70,000-90,000. with an original provenance of Count Giovanni Battista Gilberti of Milan. Clocks include lot 214, a walnut musical longcase clock by John Meredith, London, circa 1750, est. £15,000-20,000, lot 218, an enamel and ormolu mantel clock by Gaston Joly, Paris, circa 1790, est. £45,000-55,000, lot 220 a rare Louis XV bronze and ormolu elephant mantel clock by Joachim Bailly, Paris, circa 1750, est. £50,000-60,000. Highlighted carpets include lot 224 an Oushak carpet, circa 1900, est. £3000-4000. Major silver lots include lot 248, a pair of silver strawberry dishes by Paul de Lamerie, London 1729, est. £25,000-35,000, lot 265 a George III silver soup tureen, probably by Fredrick Kandler, 1776, engraved with the arms of the Earls of Sandwich, est. £25,000-35,000, and lot 278 a pair of silver wine coolers by D.Scott and B. Smith, London, 1806, est. £30,000-50,000. Notable English furniture includes a pair of George III mahogany armchairs, circa 1750, est. £12,000-18,000, lot 404, a George III paktong fender, est. £7000-10,000, lot 409, a George III mahogany wine cooler attributed to Thomas Chippendale, circa 1770, est. £15,000-20,000 and lot 415, a set of twelve George III painted chairs, circa 1775.
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|1||The estimate for this lot should read £8,000-£10,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|5||This lot is most probably late 19th century in date.|
This lot should have a dagger symbol in the printed catalogue. VAT will be charged @ 17.5% on the hammer price, although in appropriate circumstances the VAT may be cancelled or refunded. Please refer to the printed catalogue for further VAT information.
|9||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|14||The measurements have been reversed in the cataloguing and should read 335cm. high, 257cm. wide (11ft.,high, 8ft. 5in. wide)|
Measurements should read 230cm. high, and 366cm. wide; 7ft 6in., 12ft.
|18||The measurements have been reversed in the cataloguing and should read 228cm. high, 312cm. wide (7ft. 5in., high, 10ft. 3in. wide)|
|24||The panels are Neapolitan and late 17th century, the cabinet is part 17th century and not as stated in the catalogue|
This lot only contains one frame and not a pair as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note that the dimensions of lot is incorrectly stated in the catalogue. The correct dimensions should read 125cm. high, 86cm. wide; 4ft. 1¼in., 2ft. 9¾in.
|42||These vases are mid 19th Century and not as stated in the catalogue.|
|46||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|64||These are mid 18th century and not as stated in the catalogue.|
|92||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|93||This estimate for this lot should read £8,000-£12,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|98||The estimate for this lot should read £5000-£8000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|100||this is North European and should be dated 19th century and not as stated in the catalogue|
|123||The provenance for this lot is after Jean Bieder sold as lot 83 from A Private Collection and Items from the Linke Family Private Collection, Sotheby's New York 26 October 2006, sold for $51,000.|
|133||This lot should have a dagger symbol in the printed catalogue. VAT will be charged @ 17.5% on the hammer price, although in appropriate circumstances the VAT may be cancelled or refunded. Please refer to the printed catalogue for further VAT information.|
|134||The estimate for this lot should read £5000-£7000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|145||The estimate for this lot should read £7,000-£10,000 and not as stated in the catalogue.|
The estimate for this lot should read £3,000-£5,000 and not as stated in the catalogue.
|147||The estimate for this lot should read £9,000-£12,000 and not as stated in the catalogue.|
|150||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|170||small flat chip (c. 0.4x0.2cm.) to the inside of cover rim|
chips to some flowers on vase and cover, otherwise in good condition
|202||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|213||The estimate for this lot should read £5000-£7000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|240||This is a Bakhtiari Carpet, West Persia|
|244||Measurements should read 390cm. by 271cm (and not 241cm. as in the catalogue)|
this lot is 1735 and not 1725 as stated in the printed catalogue
|251||The estimate for this lot should read £15,000-18,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|252||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|262||The correct measurement for this lot is 26cm high.|
The Irish candlesticks in this lot are George III and not George II as stated in the catalogue.
This lot also includes an alternative central fitting in the form of a fruit basket for the larger candelabra.
Please note that there are some erroneous descriptions in the printed catalogue and the online version of the cataloguing should be referred to as correct.
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The Victoria and Albert Museum have a desk box of different form but with comparable inlay in their collection. The V&A box (W.17:1-1910) features similar figural and foliate inlay and the piece is given to émigré craftsman working in the Southwark area of London. These artisans employed Northern European decorative techniques to English forms. Southwark Cathedral also have a piece with similar decoration, known as The Offely Chest, it is attributed like the offered lot to a foreign hand.
|329||The estimate for this lot should read £4,000-£6,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.|
|342||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|356||Please note the top is possibly associated|
|364||please note that one of the armchairs has possibly been re-railed|
Please note that a very similar (possibly the same) pair of armchairs was offered in the Parke-Bernet Galleries sale of The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection of English Furniture, Part Two, 6-7 May 1960, lot 528
|423||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
Please note that the flap to compartment has been replaced and not the ledge as previously stated.
|504||Please note that the marble top has possibly been replaced|