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Fine Art and Period Furniture from Rockbeare Manor

Chris Hampton, Managing Director, previews some of the exciting period furniture and fine art from Rockbeare Manor near Exeter, which is being offered in our Autumn 2015 Fine Sale in Exeter. The selected items include a George III dining room table to a design or possibly from the workshop of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) as well as a painting with full attribution to Gabriele Ricciardelli (1740–1790) amongst many other pieces.

A George III Mahogany Sideboard Table (FS28/940), which is believed to have been made
        for the dining room at Rockbeare Manor to a design or possibly from the workshop of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), carries a pre-sale estimate of £20,000-£30,000.

A George III Mahogany Sideboard Table (FS28/940), which is believed to have been made for the dining room at Rockbeare Manor to a design or possibly from the workshop of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), carries a pre-sale estimate of £20,000-£30,000.

The October 2015 Quarterly Fine Art Auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood will include selected items from Rockbeare Manor, near Exeter.

Rockbeare Manor is a Grade I grand country house begun in the mid 18th Century and remodelled in about 1820.

An Impressive George III Mahogany Breakfront Library Bookcase (FS28/942) from Rockbeare Manor, estimated at £20,000-£30,000.

An Impressive George III Mahogany Breakfront Library Bookcase (FS28/942) from Rockbeare Manor, estimated at £20,000-£30,000.

One of the principal items of furniture to be included is a magnificent George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase (FS28/942). Measuring some 13ft 6in in length, the astragal glazed upper section is surmounted by urns. The pre-sale estimate is £20,000-£30,000.

Another important piece is the George III mahogany sideboard table of arc form (FS28/940). Of some ten feet in overall length, it is believed to have been made for the dining room at Rockbeare Manor to a design or possibly from the workshop of Thomas Chippendale. The pair of urns and pedestals also attributed to Chippendale, which formerly flanked this table, were sold by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in July 2013.

The table bears striking similarities to the sideboard table at Paxton House, Berwickshire, Scotland and carries a pre-sale estimate of £20,000-£30,000.

A Regency Mahogany Three Pillar D End Dining Table (FS28/933), estimated between
        £15,000 and £20,000, from Rockbeare Manor is also included in the Autumn 2015 Fine
        Sale, which will have online bidding available over two Internet platforms.

A Regency Mahogany Three Pillar D End Dining Table (FS28/933), estimated between £15,000 and £20,000, from Rockbeare Manor is also included in the Autumn 2015 Fine Sale, which will have online bidding available over two Internet platforms.

A Set of Eight Mid 18th Century Mahogany Hall Chairs (FS28/934).

A Set of Eight Mid 18th Century Mahogany Hall Chairs (FS28/934).

A good Regency mahogany triple pillar dining table (FS28/933) with two additional leaves also features in the sale with an estimate of £15,000-£20,000 and a set of eight George II mahogany hall chairs (FS28/934) with solid cartouche backs are estimated at £6,000-£8,000.

An Early 19th Century Chinese Black Lacquer and Gilt Heightened Cabinet on Stand (FS28/941).

An Early 19th Century Chinese Black Lacquer and Gilt Heightened Cabinet on Stand (FS28/941).

A Wedgwood Black Basalt Figure of the Faun and Bacchus (FS28/526) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 6th October 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A Wedgwood Black Basalt Figure of the Faun and Bacchus (FS28/526) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 6th October 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Two Wedgwood 'Sacred to Bacchus' black basalt wine ewers (FS29/527) in neo-classical style after a design by John Flaxman.

Two Wedgwood 'Sacred to Bacchus' black basalt wine ewers (FS29/527) in neo-classical style after a design by John Flaxman.

Of Chinese interest is a black lacquer cabinet on a stand (FS28/941), decorated in gilt with pavilions in landscapes and with an elaborate interior. The pre-sale estimate is £4,000-£6,000.

Other interesting items from Rockbeare Manor include a Wedgwood black basalt group of Faun and Bacchus (FS28/526), estimated at £1,000-£1,500, and two Wedgwood black basalt wine ewers (FS28/527) at £1,500-£2,000.

Gabriele Ricciardelli (fl 1745-1777) - An extensive Italianate river landscape (FS29/360), estimated at £15,000-£20,000.

Gabriele Ricciardelli (fl 1745-1777) - An extensive Italianate river landscape (FS29/360), estimated at £15,000-£20,000.

Attributed To Gabriele Ricciardelli (fl 1745-1777) - An Italianate Landscape (FS28/361).

Attributed To Gabriele Ricciardelli (fl 1745-1777) - An Italianate Landscape (FS28/361).

Amongst the paintings, two works are of particular note: one with full attribution to Gabriele Ricciardelli (1740–1790), which depicts an Italianate landscape with a hillside village (FS28/360) and is estimated at £15,000-£20,000; whilst the other attributed to Ricciardelli depicts an Italianate river landscape (FS28/361) and is estimated at £6,000-£8,000.

Also in the auction, although not from Rockbeare Manor, is an oil painting by John Constable.

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auctions
  • Fine Furniture Auctions
  • Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779)
  • John Constable (1776-1837)
  • Gabriele Ricciardelli (1740–1790)

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