Published 24th June 2013
The first installment of the Nye Collection, which is being sold on Friday, 5th July 2013 at our Honiton Salerooms through our busy furniture department, offers a vast array of fine pieces, totalling 137 lots. There are many highlights in the sale.
In the oak section of the sale, there is an early 19th Century oak dresser (SF18/1002) with an estimate of £800-£1,000, a 19th Century oak breakfront library bookcase (SF18/1003), measuring a whopping 241cm wide that has an estimate of £800-£1,000 and an 18th Century oak and mahogany crossbanded housekeepers cupboard, which is estimated at £3,000-£4,000 (SF18/1004). Also, there are a pair of Regency pollard oak rectangular card tables in the manner of George Bullock, which are expected to fetch £6,000-£8,000 (SF18/1005).
Certainly, one of the largest pieces in this sale is the set of Victorian mahogany pharmacy cabinets by John Curtis & Son of Leeds (SF18/1056). They comprise a long run in two sections, each of twenty seven drawers and twelve large drawers.
The frieze is inscribed Proprietor of Hackets Glycerine of Roses, Vegetable pills Blood purifier and Patent Medicines. The rear of the cabinet is stamped John Curtis and Son, Shopfitters, Wade Street and Wade Lane, Leeds. This impressive set of pharmacy cabinets carry a pre-sale estimate of £4,000-£6,000.
Other interesting pieces in this sale include a pair of Art Deco oak adjustable armchairs (SF18/1066) with an estimate of £200-£300, an Art Deco oak, coromandel and chromium octagonal hall stand (SF18/1067) which has an estimate of £400-£600 and an Edwardian oak newspaper stand (SF18/1065) estimated at £200-£300.