The principal contents that once adorned one of Britain’s finest privately-owned country houses will be sold at Cheffins in September.

Over 200 lots from the Grade I listed Mawley Hall in Shropshire will be offered at The Fine Sale, held on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September at Cheffins’ Cambridge salesroom.

The high-quality consignment includes paintings, furniture, Chinese ceramics, decorative items and carpets.  

Luke Macdonald, director at Cheffins Fine Art, said: “We are expecting a lot of interest in the Mawley Hall consignment, given the high quality of the lots on offer and that they are fresh to the market.

“The consignment augments a strong catalogue at one of our flagship sales of the year.”

Among the expected highlights from the consignment are:

  • A mid-18th century Altona Padouk and parcel gilt bombe secretaire cabinet, 271 cm high, estimate £15,000-£25,000
  • A Zeigler carpet, made circa 1880, 774cm x 462cm, estimate £10,000 - £15,000
  • A George I carved pine wood serpentine console table, 128cm wide, estimate £4,000-£6,000
  • A George III mahogany ‘Chinese Chippendale’ longcase clock, by Henry Hindley, York, estimate £2,500 - £4,000
  • A Louis XV Aubusson verdure tapestry, 280cm x 381cm, estimate £2,000-£4,000
  • Johannes Bosschaert (Dutch, 1606-1629), A stone urn on steps decorated with flowers and fruit beside a dolphin-headed spouting fountain in an extensive landscape, oil on canvas, estimate £20,000-£30,000
  • H Cuszkovski (Polish, 19th century), The Colosseum, Rome, signed, inscribed and dated H Cuszkovski, Roma, 1874, oil on canvas, 69cm x 132cm, estimate £3,000-£5,000
  • Attributed to Jakob Bogdani (Hungarian, 1660-1724), A Muscovy duck, mallard, shelduck, pochard, and a ruff with a kingfisher in a river landscape, , oil on canvas, estimate £4,000-£6,000
  • European School, circa 1700, An Equestrian portrait traditionally said to be Muhammad ben Haddu, oil on canvas, £3,000-£5,000
  • Follower of Jacob Bunel (French, 1558-1614), Portrait of King Henri IV of France (1553-1610), standing full-length, in black, wearing the insignia of the Order of Saint-Esprit, at a green covered table, his hand upon a letter, estimate 3,000-£5,000

The catalogue for the sale will go live on Cheffins Fine Art website on 27th August 2019.