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Westcountry Fine Furniture Auction Preview

Chris Hampton, Managing Director and Head of the Furniture Department, previews the fine furniture in the upcoming Quarterly Fine Art Auction at our Westcountry Saleroom Complex in Exeter. The quality furniture ranges from the 17th Century to the 20th Century.

A 17th Century Carved Oak Three Tier Buffet (FS26/892) offered in our Two Day Fine
        Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A 17th Century Carved Oak Three Tier Buffet (FS26/892) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

The April 2015 Quarterly Sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood includes the usual varied and interesting collection of furniture from the 17th to the 20th Century.

The section begins with a good collection of oak and country furniture. There is a small example of a 17th Century three tier buffet dating from circa 1660 (FS26/892). It has sustained a small amount of restoration but is competitively estimated at £1,000-£1,500.

Amongst the country furniture in the furniture auction are a couple of 18th Century oak coffer backs. This coffer bach (FS897)
        carries a pre-sale estimate of £200-£300.

Amongst the country furniture in the furniture auction are a couple of 18th Century oak coffer backs. This coffer bach (FS897) carries a pre-sale estimate of £200-£300.

This 18th Century oak coffer back (FS26/898) is inviting bids of £150-£200.

This 18th Century oak coffer back (FS26/898) is inviting bids of £150-£200.

A pair of Victorian elm, ash and fruitwood elbow chairs (FS26/902) are being offered
        amongst the country furniture and are expected to realise £500-£600.

A pair of Victorian elm, ash and fruitwood elbow chairs (FS26/902) are being offered amongst the country furniture and are expected to realise £500-£600.

There is also a Harlequin Set of Six 19th Century Elm, Ash and Fruitwood Stick Back Windsor Elbow Chairs (FS26/903) in the furniture auction of the Fine Art Sale in April 2015.

There is also a Harlequin Set of Six 19th Century Elm, Ash and Fruitwood Stick Back Windsor Elbow Chairs (FS26/903) in the furniture auction of the Fine Art Sale in April 2015.

There are two 18th Century oak coffer bachs (FS26/897 and FS26/898) with estimates at £200-£300 and £150-£200 respectively and Windsor chairs (FS26/902) to grace any kitchen or dining room, a pair of Victorian elm, ash and fruitwood elbow chairs, with an estimate of £400-£600 and a harlequin set of six elm, ash and fruitwood elbow chairs (FS26/903) with a pre-sale estimate of £500-£600.

If one mixed the old with the more contemporary then the Windsor chairs would look good around the octagonal oak dining table by Robert Thompson of Kilburn 'The Mouseman' (FS26/991). This attractive table with adzed top is estimated at £3,000-£4,000.

If you are looking for a really good 18th Century mahogany sideboard (FS26/920), which is not too large, then there is a beautiful quality George III example, estimated at a modest £1,000-£1,500.

Equally, there is a George III mahogany tallboy (FS26/924) of similar quality carrying a pre-sale estimate of £500-£600.

An Oak Octagonal Dining Table (FS26/991) by Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mousman), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£4,000.

An Oak Octagonal Dining Table (FS26/991) by Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mousman), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£4,000.

A George III Mahogany Serpentine Fronted Sideboard (FS26/920) is inviting bids of £1,000-£1,500.

A George III Mahogany Serpentine Fronted Sideboard (FS26/920) is inviting bids of £1,000-£1,500.

The Georgian furniture includes a George III Mahogany Tallboy (FS26/924), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £500-£600.

The Georgian furniture includes a George III Mahogany Tallboy (FS26/924), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £500-£600.

For those looking for a top quality writing table, there is a lady's late 19th Century satinwood tambour top writing desk (FS26/922), estimated at £600-£800.

There is an unusual pair of William IV rosewood combined chiffonier and open bookcases (FS26/946) estimated at £1,200-£1,500 and a fine quality Regency mahogany wing armchair (FS26/936) of robust proportions that carries an estimate of £400-£600.

The furniture auction includes a Lady's late 19th Century Satinwood and inlaid Tambour topped writing desk (FS26/922).

The furniture auction includes a Lady's late 19th Century Satinwood and inlaid Tambour topped writing desk (FS26/922).

A Pair of William IV Rosewood Chiffonier Open Bookcases (FS26/946), which are being offered in the Westcountry Fine Art Auction in April 2015.

A Pair of William IV Rosewood Chiffonier Open Bookcases (FS26/946), which are being offered in the Westcountry Fine Art Auction in April 2015.

A Regency Mahogany and Upholstered Wing Armchair (FS26/936) carries an estimate of £400-£600.

A Regency Mahogany and Upholstered Wing Armchair (FS26/936) carries an estimate of £400-£600.

Moving on through the century, there is a late Victorian inlaid ash bedroom suite of the Aesthetic movement (FS26/982). Comprising a wardrobe, dressing table, washstand, bedside cupboard and pair of bedroom chairs, the whole suite is estimated at £1,000-£1,500.

Into the 20th Century and a pair of Charles Eames brown buttoned leather chairs on cruciform bases (FS26/987) are estimated at £300-£400. The following lot is a lounge armchair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller (FS26/988) with black leather upholstery on an aluminium stand, which is estimated at £1,200-£1,500.

The wardrobe from a Late Victorian Ash and Inlaid Bedroom Suite in the Aesthetic Taste (FS26/982), which is being offered as single lot.

The wardrobe from a Late Victorian Ash and Inlaid Bedroom Suite in the Aesthetic Taste (FS26/982), which is being offered as single lot.

The 20th Century furniture includes a pair of Charles Eames 1960s/70s Chairs (FS26/987).

The 20th Century furniture includes a pair of Charles Eames 1960s/70s Chairs (FS26/987).

Lounge Chair For Herman Miller (FS26/988) by Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988).

Lounge Chair For Herman Miller (FS26/988) by Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988).

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Furniture Auctions
  • Period Furniture Auctions
  • Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mouseman)
  • Charles Eames
  • Ray Eames
  • Herman Miller

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