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William White Oak Gothic Revival Sideboard in Fine Furniture Auction

Posted on Christopher Hampton's Blog

Another of the interesting pieces within the furniture auction of the Spring 2014 Fine Art Sale to be held on 30th April 2014 is an oak Gothic Revival sideboard designed by William White for Bishop's Court, Exeter (FS22/932).

an oak gothic revival sideboard designed by william white (fs22/932)

An oak Gothic Revival Sideboard designed by William White (FS22/932)

This piece of Victorian furniture has a mirrored superstructure with a shelf and carved with scrolling foliage and a flowerhead. The base is of breakfront outline with three drawers, flanked by two panelled doors with polychrome decoration and iron strapwork hinges.  The provenance of this sideboard is from the Bishop's Court Sale in September 1994 conducted by Bearne's.

The pre-sale estimate is £3,000-£4,000.

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This article was originally published on Christopher Hampton's Blog on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:44:17 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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