A Perfectly Formed Collection of English Furniture
Our Fine Furniture department is delighted to present for sale a small but perfectly formed collection of furniture dating from the 17th through to the early 19th century (Twelve items - Lots 59A to 59M). Owned by the same family since they were purchased in the 1930s and 40s, many pieces with their original bills of sale, the collection has a special focus on the mid-Georgian period and exemplifies the quality and craftsmanship of the 18th century cabinetmaker.
Of particular interest is the Chippendale period polescreen [lot 59F] with a carved baluster stem and claw and ball feet, fitted with a contemporary gros and petit point needlework panel, previously at Barnsley Park, Gloucestershire.
A Queen Anne walnut card table [lot 59D] with acanthus carved legs. The table, reputedly from the collection of Lady Baillie at Leeds Castle, was purchased from Frank Partridge & Sons, New Bond Street, London, in 1944.
The fold over top of the card table [lot 59D] is inset with a needlework panel depicting an allegorical scene of America, from a series depicting the four Continents.
In addition, a fine William and Mary marquetry longcase clock [lot 59B] with a movement by Samuel Watson is worth mentioning as well. Watson, a Fellow Brother of the Clockmakers’ Company, made clocks by commission to Charles II and Queen Mary, the latter still in the Royal Collection at Windsor.
Additional items from the same owner will be offered in our winter Fine Furniture & Works of Art sale in January 2018.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Fine Furniture & Works of Art | 27 September 2017 | Edinburgh
Viewing from Saturday 23 September at 10am onwards.