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.