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Sale EX196: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Interiors Sale

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Regular Antiques and Interiors Auction of ceramics, glass, works of art, collectables, pictures and furniture held at our Okehampton Street salerooms in Exeter.

This auction has 561 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

The next sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood includes a Minton figure of Bristol born Hannah More based on an earlier portrait of her (EX196/76). Having your portrait done was a serious business and the sitters always serious self-important and not really very approachable. In this case it seems a shame as she was an opponent of the slave trade, sometime playwright, philanthropist and all round good egg who founded at least twelve schools – one would have hoped she could conjure up a smile.

Another more contemporary work that is chock full of earnest figures is a sketch of an illustration by Denis Page entitled ‘At three million, four hundred thousand’(EX196/207). After National Service as a pilot, he worked in advertising and television both of which gave him an eye for theatrical situations like the aforementioned auction.

Also on offer on the 7th November 2017 is a work by Exeter artist David Eustace in which the central figure plays a bit part within a broad moonlit landscape, which has something of an unsettling dreamlike quality about it (EX196/260).

Included amongst what might be considered more traditional antiques are a pair of Sevres plates made in 1837 for the Chateau de Tuileries that bear the monogram of Louis Phillipe flanked by cherubs holding roses (EX196/78).

If they sound a little too sugar coated then perhaps one might opt for a more a pair of Staffordshire spaniels modelled with a small pup, a pretty group that isn't overly sentimental (EX196/74).

Equally as attractive is an early 19th century elm and fruitwood stool intended as a wholly practical thing, the passage of time and subsequent polishing by countless behinds have elevated it to something altogether more beautiful (EX196/541).

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100