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The Nye Furniture Collection

434 Lot Collection

The Nye Furniture Collection was assembled by the late Paul Nye. The collection is being dispersed over three sales. The first two sales are in July 2013 (SF18) and October 2013 (SF19); with a third at the start of May 2014 (FS22).

An Art Deco Adjustable Chair - just one of the pieces of Fine Furniture in the Nye Furniture collection.

An Art Deco Adjustable Chair - just one of the pieces of Fine Furniture in the Nye Furniture collection.

This collection of fine furniture was assembled by the late Paul Nye who had an eye for furniture and wooden effects that ranged from traditional country furniture through to some very striking and stylish pieces.

He also had a soft spot for furniture inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, which is well represented in the collection.

There are also some quirky items that are likely to become talking points amongst bidders.

Sale Information

FS22: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Wednesday, 30th April 2014
Thursday, 1st May 2014

Okehampton Street, Exeter

SF18: Nye Furniture Collection Auction I
Friday, 5th July 2013
Dowell Street, Honiton

SF19: Nye Furniture Collection Auction II
Friday, 25th October 2013
Dowell Street, Honiton

Lots from the Collection

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Lot FS22/1001: A Late Victorian/Edwardian 'Fumed' Oak Dining Suite in the Art Nouveau Taste

A late Victorian/Edwardian 'fumed' oak dining suite in the Art Nouveau taste, comprising a sideboard, the back with twin canted panelled doors, inlaid with stylised fruiting trees and flanking a recess with similarly carved frieze, the base with three drawers to the projecting frieze, three tongue and grooved doors and projecting elongated square corner supports with platform finials and spreading feet, 196cm (6ft 5in) wide, 195cm (6ft 4 1/4in); together with a dining table - The top 183cm (6ft) x 137.5cm (4ft 6in) and a set of eight dining chairs including a pair of elbow chairs, with splat backs decorated with stylised fruiting trees.

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
Realised: £1,300
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Lot SF18/1001: An Oak Refectory Dining Table

An oak refectory dining table, the rectangular overhanging top on square section chamfered column and trestle end supports, united by a plain stretcher, the top 213.5cm (7ft) x 90cm (2ft 11 1/2in).

Estimate: £300 - £400
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Lot SF18/1002: An Early 19th Century Oak Dresser

An early 19th Century oak dresser, the shelved superstructure with green painted back, having a moulded cornice, the lower part containing three frieze drawers and with three central drawers flanked by an enclosed cupboard to either side, on bracket feet.

Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Realised: £750
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Lot FS22/1002: By Edward Barnsley - A Walnut Duet Stand

By Edward Barnsley - A walnut duet stand, the hinged and adjustable panelled tops each with a ledge, on rachetted and octagonal column and stepped hexagonal base, with triple chamfered legs.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £720
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Lot FS22/1003: A Late Victorian Pine Window Seat

A late Victorian pine window seat, of Arts and Crafts design with shaped and rounded handles on turned uprights, having a solid seat on turned legs, united by chamfered stretchers.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Realised: £310
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Lot SF18/1003: A 19th Century Oak Breakfront Library Bookcase

A 19th Century oak breakfront library bookcase, the upper part with a bevelled cornice, fitted with adjustable shelves enclosed by two pairs of glazed panel doors, the lower part with a moulded edge enclosed by two pairs Gothic pointed arch moulded panel doors, between similar stiles, on a plinth base, 241cm (7ft 11in) wide, 270cm (8ft 10 1/2in) high.

Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Realised: £720
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Lot SF18/1004: An 18th Century Oak and Mahogany Crossbanded Housekeeper's Cupboard

An 18th Century oak and mahogany crossbanded housekeeper's cupboard, the upper part with a moulded cornice, having fixed shelves enclosed by two pairs of fielded panel doors, the lower part containing seven short drawers about a central cupboard fitted with six further small drawers and enclosed by a shaped and moulded fielded panel door, flanked by fluted quarter columns with brass mounted Corinthian capitals, on bracket feet, 237.5cm (7ft 9 1/2in) wide, 213cm (7ft) high.

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
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Lot FS22/1004: A Victorian Kitchen Table

A Victorian kitchen table, with a rectangular pine plank top on an ash base, fitted with two frieze drawers on turned legs, the top 203cm (6ft 8in) x 94cm (3ft 1in).

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £360
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Lot SF18/1005: A Pair of Regency Pollard Oak Rectangular Card Tables in the Manner of George Bullock

A pair of Regency pollard oak rectangular card tables in the manner of George Bullock, the rectangular baize lined hinged tops with reel turned edges and moulded panel friezes, on tapering moulded panel columns and bevelled stepped rectangular plinths, terminating in scroll and reeded block feet, 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
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Lot FS22/1005: A Set of Edwardian Avery Scales

A set of Edwardian Avery scales, in oak, brass and blackened metal, the rectangular platform with brass studded carpet inset, 61cm x 485cm.

Estimate: £80 - £120
Realised: £150
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