Cheffins’ third Fine Art Sale of the year will include 473 lots lots of furniture, fine art, ceramics and collector’s items and will be available on the 12th and 13th September.
The sale will include over 26 rare silhouettes from a single-owner collection with a total projected value of £5,000-£9,000, Created by the likes of Samuel Andrews, J Leith, Charlotte Le Page, Miers and W Clarke, the 18th and 19th century works depict portraits of society ladies and gentlemen and range in value from around £100 apiece to over £500. Also within the paintings section there is a collection of pictures from the estate of Thomas Damant Eaton, the well-known Norwich photographer and founder of the Norwich Photographic Society. Amongst these is a painting by David Hodgson titled ‘The Haymarket, Norwich, with a view of St Peter Mancroft Church.’ This has an estimate of £2,500 - £3,500. Amongst the higher value lots in the section is a painting by John Lindsay Lucas titled ‘Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness’ dating from 1846. Lucas was one of the most fashionable painters of the 19th century, notably painting Albert, Prince Consort; The Princess Royal; The Duke of Wellington and William Gladstone when he was Prime Minister. This has an estimate of £6,000 - £8,000.
Within the furniture section, the highlight is a suite of satinwood chairs and a settee by Wright & Mansfield which has come out of the famous Fornham Hall, near Bury St Edmunds. The house was demolished in 1957 after having been acquired by the War Office in 1939 and used for training by the Royal Engineers during WWII. The items were bought at the 1950 clearance auction at Fornham Hall and come with the original catalogue entry where they were sold for £65. They now have an estimate of £2,000 - £3,000. Other higher value lots include a pair of Regency rosewood and brass inlaid open front bookcases each with marble tops. These have been consigned from a Cambridgeshire collector and have an estimate of £5,000 - £7,000.
Key collectors’ items on offer include a series of important Delftware pharmacy jars dating from as early as 1625. The highest value of these is a blue and white jar, circa 1625, which is painted with the coat of arms for the monastery of Escorial, Madrid which is now a UNESCO Heritage Site. It has an estimate of £400 - £600. There are also 17 Regency, George III and 19th century tea caddies. These are made from sycamore, tortoiseshell or fruitwood and vary in value from around £150 - £1,000.
Auction: The Fine Art Sale – 12th & 13th September, 11am onwards. Viewing Times: Sunday 9th September 10am – 12pm | Monday 10th September 10am – 5pm | Tuesday 11th September 10am – 6pm Location: Cheffins, Clifton House, 1-2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, UK, CB1 7EA.
For more information, contact the Fine Art team on 01223 213343.
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