This is a sale you won’t want to miss. The first of the year, it packs 800 or so lots and includes, among the various clearances, the remaining contents of the Kensington home of the late Jane, Lady Abdy. This is a charming town house in Pelham Crescent, previously the home of Sir Cecil Beaton. The items include some 35 lots of lovely jewellery, including a superb cabochon garnet and diamond pendant, circa 1880, a fine and large amethyst drop brooch, circa 50 ct., a blonde tortoiseshell box with gold inlay circa 1740 and a late 18th century gold mounted porcelain necessaire. In the art object section we have a good 19th century portrait miniature in the manner of Isabey.
PAINTINGS include Giovanni Boldini, Molly Bishop (Lady George Scott), H. Dronsfield, Sir James Keile, E. Carliczek, H. Harries Jones, Jehan Testevuide, F. Boudet, Ida Lorentzen, Charles Leader, Harry Pennell, Mike Nance, three Devon artists F.J. Widgery, A.B. Waller and A. Teyman, Y. Namapetian, J.B. Noel, Claude Hayes, Colonel George Strahan, J.W. Cox, Helen Bradley, Klara Rona, E. Duez, A.G. Petherbridge, etc.
Generally JEWELLERY has 74 lots including lots of gold. SILVER AND PLATE has 75 lots and COLLECTABLES and ART OBJECTS 40 or so lots that include German medals, old cigarette cards from England and Germany, stamps, coins and lots of costume jewellery,
COSTUME includes furs and vintage clothing including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Victor Edelstein ball gowns, Sonia Rykiel knitwear, and a wonderful Chinese Qing dynasty embroidered silk apron skirt.
The shelves are full. All clearances have contributed, but Chelsea has given us the many interesting pieces of early 19th to early 20th century Sevres and other Empire period porcelain, three Vienna plates by Wagner, two Georges de Feure porcelain vases and other early 20th century ceramics, and a good Japanese Meiji period bronze fighting elephant. We also have a substantial modern Lalique rose vase in amber and a large and rare Clarice Cliff Lotus jug in Fragrance pattern. Cut glass, dinner services, collectable figures, Belleek, a collection of Yixing teapots and two vases and decorative bronzes abound. We have a shelf full of clocks, walking sticks, bayonets and medicine boxes and more.
FURNITURE, which I guess will start being sold circa 6pm, includes, from a Yorkshire client a fine yew and elm comb and slat back Windsor chair on cabriole legs- all original, from a London office an early 19th century breakfront library bookcase, from Wales and Italian marquetry commode, circa 1800, a square piano circa 1830, a set of ten dining chairs, a good 18th century 3ft Cuban mahogany chest of drawers of good colour, good pedestal games tables, 19th century French and English seat furniture, a vast German display cabinet, a large twin pedestal dining table, good shipping and general furniture, white goods, garden pots, tools, etc. We have a charming 19th century carved Black Forest bear stick stand.
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All our lots are photographed and our catalogue is available on our website from this Sunday evening.
OUR VIEWING IS WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY FROM 1PM TO 7PM AND SALE DAY FROM 9.30AM
THE SALE IS NEXT THURSDAY THE 9TH FEBRUARY STARTING AT 11AM