The Evill /Frost Collection, Part III is a wonderfully eclectic survey of the decorative arts. The collection was established by London solicitor Wilfrid Evill between 1925 and 1960 and is now to be sold by the executors of the estate of Honor Frost, the pioneering marine archaeologist, to benefit charitable causes. The works offered in this sale were not only cherished decorative objects much loved by their owners but they are also important pieces that represent the very best of their type.
The finest Vincennes and Sévres porcelain are superbly represented by Lot 253, a cased tea set acquired by the legendry actor David Garrick in Paris in 1764. Other treasures include Lot 323, a fabulous Regency table, attributed to George Bullock that was most likely commissioned for Napoleon. There is a rich array across a variety of collecting categories with Sculpture, Tribal Art, Silver, Rugs and Carpets, Jewels and even a letter from William IV. The lots offered in Part III reflect the desire of Wilfrid Evill to buy only the very best, fusing together different objects of great depth which when integrated with his wonderful pictures formed a truly exciting visual aesthetic experience.