How country house contents could complete your stylish interiors look
09 May 2023
The complete contents sale of a local Wiltshire country house will be sold by auction house Gardiner Houlgate on May 11.
Giving you plenty of wallpower could be this portrait of the Duke of Cumberland in Light Dragoon uniform holding his shako and sword, extensively inscribed on various old labels and catalogue fragments, oil on panel, 34.5in x 24in; in giltwood and gesso frame. Attributed to Circle of Sir William Beechey RA., (1753-1839), it was formerly in the collection Sir Wathen Arthur Waller Bt., Woodcote, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire and also with the International Galleries 161, Strand, London WC2, the picture was with them on June 28, 1950 and was priced at £38. Christie’s offered the work in 1947. Estimated at £1500-2500, you can bid for this portrait of the Duke of Cumberland via thesaleroom.com.
The saleroom says: “The property was tastefully furnished over the past 50 years and includes a wonderful selection of Fine and Decorative Antiques.”
Lots include Silver, Chinese Porcelain & Works of Art, English & Continental Porcelain, Bronzes, Decorative Lamps, Paintings, Mirrors and a Fine Selection of Furniture and other quality Decorative Furnishings.
Here are five ideas on what to buy at the The Fine Contents of a Wiltshire Country House sale being held by Gardiner Houlgate of Corsham, Wiltshire.
Urn some respect
Impress visitors thanks to this fine pair of Derby (Bloor) blue-ground and gilt twin handled porcelain urns painted with titled landscapes, c.1825, each painted with a titled landscape view in a manner of Daniel Lucas senior with British views, iron-red Bloor marks and inscribed 'View in Wales' and a 'View in Derbyshire'. Measuring 9in high, estimated at £300-500, the pair of Derby (Bloor) blue-ground and gilt twin handled porcelain urns can be viewed via thesaleroom.com
Reflect on a bid
This George II walnut and parcel gilt wall mirror, 4ft 4in high, 2ft wide, is estimated at £600-1000. Take a moment to reflect on a possible bid for the George II mirror by visiting thesaleroom.com.
Guided at £800-1200 is this Regency painted simulated rosewood and parcel gilt salon settee, the triple scallop bergére back painted with panels of putto within gilded borders, over the bergere seat with slender arm supports and faux bamboo front legs terminating with casters, with a later pale buttoned loose cushion. It measures 5ft wide, the back 2ft 8in high, seat depth 2ft. See thesaleroom.com to view this Regency painted simulated rosewood and parcel gilt salon settee.
Now table a bid
Pictured here is a George IV mahogany side table in the manner of Gillows, the shaped break front top with ebony banding, over the ebony inlaid freeze inset with a single drawer applied with later lions’ head ring handles, upon fine turned and reeded fasces legs terminating with brass casters. It is 2ft 11in wide, 2ft 4in high, depth 19.5in. You can bid for the George IV mahogany side table, estimated at £400-800 on thesaleroom.com.