Sale FS18; Lot: 0856: By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an arched mirrored door, flanked by two panelled doors each inset with a tile picture depicting a peacock, an arrangement of six drawers below and on bracket feet, 180cm (5ft 11in) wide, 216cm (7ft 1in) high, the brass locks all impressed S & P B, the tiles marked Flaxman on the reverse.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0856
Estimate: £1,500-£2,000
Realised: £4,900
By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an ...

Sale FS17; Lot: 0826: A Regency rosewood breakfront side cabinet, applied with beaded mouldings, the four doors inset with fabric panels and divided by moulded uprights, headed by scrolls and on reeded bun feet, 183cm (6ft 0in) wide.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0826
Estimate: £800-£1,200
Realised: £6,800
A Regency rosewood breakfront side cabinet, applied with beaded mouldings, the four doors inset with fabric panels and divided by moulded uprights, headed by scrolls and on reeded bun feet, ...

Sale FS11; Lot: 0534: Lower Ubangi area, Ngombe/Bondjos; a carved tribal stool.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0534
Estimate: £600-£800
Realised: £16,500
Lower Ubangi area, Ngombe/Bondjos; a carved tribal stool.

Westcountry Fine Art Auction Review

A Leather Foot Stool in the Form of an Elephant, retailed by Liberty (FS26/990)
        which is being offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015
        at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Rachel Littlewood reviews what was an exciting fine sale with the auction witnessing several fierce bidding battles from those in the room and those competing over the telephone and the Internet. There were many surprises throughout the auction, which was spread over two days at the Westcountry Saleroom Complex in Exeter.

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Autumn Morning, Windermere (FS26/498), a watercolour by the artist Alfred Heaton
        Cooper (1864-1929) fetched much more than expected, realising £2,500. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, surprised by the good results achieved for the two watercolours by Alfred Heaton Cooper (1864-1029), concludes that the artist was not just 'a highly acclaimed Victorian artist'.
A 17th Century Carved Oak Three Tier Buffet (FS26/892) offered in our Two Day Fine
        Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. Chris Hampton, Managing Director and Head of the Furniture Department, previews the fine furniture in the upcoming Quarterly Fine Art Auction at our Westcountry Saleroom Complex in Exeter. The quality furniture ranges from the 17th Century to the 20th Century.
A very dubious Samson copy of a Plymouth porcelain mug. Ceramics expert Nic Saintey writes about Samson, Edme et Cie of Paris whose reproduction pieces (including some rather nefarious pieces) are now faked themselves.
The Eames Lounge Chair (FS26/998) is considered to be one of the greatest design
        pieces of the 20th century. Brian Goodison-Blanks has a look at some of the 20th century furniture in the upcoming April 2015 Fine Art Auction on 21st/22nd April 2015 while reflecting on the deep knowledge and expertise of his fellow fine art specialists, which often leads single owner and lifetime collections to be sold through Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, such as the collection of 18th and 19th century children's ceramics that is being offered in the same sale.
An Arts and Crafts Secretaire Cabinet (FS24/868) by celebrated cabinet maker Peter Waals (1870-1937), which fetched £34,000 in October 2014. Chris Hampton, Managing Director and Head of the Furniture Department, writes about Arts and Craft Movement furniture and its celebrated designers, particularly those from the Cotswold School.
A Chinese porcelain plate painted with The Three Friends. Nic Saintey, Head of the Ceramics Department, considers the so-called Three Friends of Bamboo, Pine and Prunus that often appear painted in Blue on White on Chinese porcelain.
A Staunton pattern chess set (FS10/484) in the usual boxwood and ebony. Martin McIlory, Head of the Works of Art Department, discusses the evolution of chess sets and the various patterns commonly found from various parts of the World.
Front Cover of The Lot Magazine Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood publishes an occasional magazine called The Lot covering our recent news and saleroom hightlights. It also provides interesting insights into our work. The current and previous editions can be downloaded in PDF format or read online as a page-by-page electronic magazine.

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