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Sale SF19: Nye Furniture Collection Auction II

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Friday, 25th October 2013

Dowell Street, Honiton

Sale of the Nye Furniture Collection (Part II)

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The second of two special fine furniture sales to disperse the Nye Furniture Collection (that includes furniture and other effects), which Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood have been instructed to sell at auction. The sale is in the same week as our Quarterly Fine Sale in Exeter, but is a discrete auction in its own right at Honiton.

This auction has 143 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The second part of the collection of the late Paul Nye will immediately follow the Quarterly Fine Art Sale (which is being held in our Exeter salerooms) and will be held in our Honiton saleroom on Friday, 25th October 2013, commencing at 10.30am.

There are very few people in the antiques industry who have 'an eye' for an item of quality or something unusual. Paul Nye was such a person and his knowledge extended across the spectrum of antiques.

Within part two of his collection is a good selection of country furniture, including two housekeeper's cupboards (SF19/1234 and SF19/1236).

A real quality piece is the Regency rosewood and partly gilt chiffonier/open bookcase (SF19/1253), estimated at between £1,500 and £2,000.

Of similar quality is an Indian carved rosewood console table (SF19/1293), which is estimated at between £2,000 and £3,000. There are also two Art Deco walnut cocktail cabinets (SF19/1297 and SF19/1298).

Amongst the unusual is a Victorian rosewood safe by Sampson Mordan & Co (SF19/1278), estimated at £600-£800.

For those looking for a model yacht, a fine example of an A class model racing pond yacht Dorres, Plymouth is offered as lot 1305, with an estimate of £400-£600.

With a local flavour, there is an iron and brass banded milk churn inscribed J Cole, New Milk, Stonelands Farm Dairy, Dawlish (SF19/1317), estimated at £200-£300.

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