Country House Collections

The Wynches, Hertfordshire

Wynches, in the small Hertfordshire village of Much Hadham, is a large and impressive Grade II listed house dating from various periods, having a Tudor cottage element, a Georgian main house, and Victorian extensions. Set in fourteen acres of parkland, the property is situated amongst cultivated herbaceous beds, vast green lawns, an orchard, and ponds.

 

Wynches exterior

 

Over the last twenty years it’s owner furnished the house with pieces spanning the 17th through the 19th century, suiting the property’s variety of styles, with each room reflecting its respective period. A walk through its rooms presented the visitor with interiors presenting a timeline of British vernacular design and speak to the owner’s own varied tastes. Highlights of the sale include a Georgian leather porter’s chair, a George I walnut bureau, and a 19th century Italian white marble torchere.

 

 

Forthcoming Highlights

 

Goerge III porters chair

LOT 117
GEORGE III LEATHER AND MAHOGANY PORTER'S CHAIR | 18TH CENTURY
the enclosed hooded and arched back, seat and arms in green leather with brass stud trim, the arm facings carved with shells, on a box base fitted with a deep drawer
75cm wide, 174cm high, 60cm deep
£1,200-1,800 + fees

 


 

walnut bureau 

 

LOT 126
GEORGE I WALNUT BUREAU | EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with herringbone stringing and cross banding, the slant front enclosing an interior fitted with drawers and pigeon holes and an inset writing surface and a well; above two short and two long drawers, raised on bun feet
97cm wide, 107cm high, 58cm deep
£2,000-3,000 + fees

 


 

 

ITALIAN CARRARA MARBLE TORCHÉRE

LOT 125
ITALIAN CARRARA MARBLE TORCHÉRE | 19TH CENTURY
the circular platform top above a triform column with three female busts and pendant laurel garlands, the broken architectural tripod base with further female and grotesque masks and raised on large claw and ball feet
141cm high, top: 32cm diameter
£2,000-3,000 + fees

 


 

 

TWELVE ST. LOUIS CRYSTAL WINE GLASSES

LOT 173
SET OF TWELVE ST. LOUIS CRYSTAL WINE GLASSES | 20TH CENTURY
the deep blue bowls with gilt bands of scrolling foliage, on lightly facetted hexagonal stems and gilt banded bases (12) 20.5cm high
£400-600 + fees

 

 


 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 


Viewing | Sat 30 & Sun 01 July 12 noon to 4pm, Mon 02 & Tue 03 July 10am to 5pm, Day of Sale from 9am
 
Auction | Fine Furniture & Works of Art | 04 July 2018 at 10am
 
Location | 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR

 

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