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Georgian Furniture Urns realised £350,000 at Exeter Auction

Posted on Christopher Hampton's Blog

The pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns  (FS18/813) that I recently blogged about exceeded all expectations when they went under the hammer in the fine furniture auction.

a detail of one of the george iii pedestal urns (fs18/813)

A detail of one of the George III pedestal urns (FS18/813)

These George III urns were  zinc lined and ormolu mounted, the detachable covers with beaded and paterae decorated handles and beaded finials, the half reeded bodies with fluted and beaded paterae. The pedestals below had fluted friezes, one was lead lined and the other fitted with three short drawers.


the pair of george iii mahogany urns (fs18/813)

The pair of George III mahogany urns (FS18/813)

This fantastic pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns were highly sought after and with six phone bidders and interest from the Internet, they sold for an amazing £350,000 in the quarterly fine art sale on 25th April 2013.

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This article was originally published on Christopher Hampton's Blog on Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:41:58 GMT.

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Christopher Hampton is the Managing Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. He is also Head of the Furniture Department and an active member of the Valuations Department.

Christopher Hampton, a second generation auctioneer and son of Peter Hampton, was born and educated in the Isle of Wight. 

Christopher Hampton joined local auctioneers Way Riddett in 1974, where he worked in the salerooms in Ryde for seven years before joining Phillips Auctioneers in London. He worked in the furniture department under head of department and mentor, Michael Cowley, until moving to Devon in 1984 to run the Phillips saleroom in Exeter.

In 1989 he became Regional Director for Phillips operations in Devon and Cornwall until 1999 when the company was sold. He founded Hampton & Littlewood with Rachel Littlewood in 2001, which merged with Bearne's in 2009.

He has enjoyed the transition from being a part of an international auction house to being a part of the principal auction house in Devon and Cornwall.

In his spare time he enjoys running and gardening.

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