CHORLEY'S NEXT SALE ON 27 MAY 2010 Hot on the heels of Chorley's successful sales in April comes another fine sale on Thursday 27 May 2010 which will have particular appeal for lovers of jewellery, silver, paintings and furniture.
News-Antique.com - May 20,2010 - Hot on the heels of Chorley's successful sales in April comes another fine sale on Thursday 27 May 2010 which will have particular appeal for lovers of jewellery, silver, paintings and furniture.
A particularly fine collection of watercolours and old master drawings has been consigned from a property in London. the vendor's mother was an avid collector in the mid-20th century and had a keen eye for quality. Among the English watercolours is Lot 36, a typical work by James Baker Pyne (1800-1870) showing a raft maker at work in a Venetian boat yard. This work clearly shows the influence of J M W Turner, the pre-eminent painter who Pyne much admired and emulated. Considered by some to be as technically accomplished as Turner, although lacking the great man's vision and originality, his works are much more affordable with this Lot offered at £1,800-2,000.
Among the old master drawings is Lot 40, a finely observed landscape by Abraham Rademaker (1675-1735). He was a self-taught painter and is generally associated with his topographical views of the Netherlands. This example shows an estuary landscape; the minutely detailed boats, buildings on the shore and mountains in the distance are typical of his work.
Among a large selection of watercolours and oils from other properties are works by Ronald Ossory Dunlop, Charles 'Sheep' Jones, Samuel John Hodson and Noel Harry Leaver.
A good selection of silver including hollow wares, flatware and decorative items offers plenty of scope for buyers seeking a special wedding, christening or birthday present. Of particular quality is a William IV tea and coffee service (Lot 319), the teapot and coffee pots with strawberry finials to the lids. By respected makers Joseph and Albert Savory and dating from 1834 this service is particularly decorative and asks £800-1,200.
The jewellery section has an array of articles from diamond cluster earrings and gold cufflinks to a variety of dress rings. Anthropomorphic jewellery remains ever popular and an attractive brooch modelled as a butterfly (Lot 331) is sure to fly out of the saleroom. Its body and wings set with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and pearls it really is a riot of colour and sparkle.
Stamp collectors will need plenty of time to view a splendid British Empire collection with strong sections from the reign of Queen Victoria to that of George V. Contained in over 20 albums (Lot 351) it includes several rarities such as used and unused Hong Kong 1891 Jubilee 2c stamps with the short 'J' in Jubilee.
Chorley's have a reputation for selling fine furniture and this sale includes some top notch items. An unusual high Victorian mahogany dining table needs a new home with a large dining room! At over 12 foot long this huge and distinctive example has deeply carved legs and would seat at least 14 people, est £3,000-5,000. A stunning George III mahogany secretaire bookcase exhibits the highest levels of craftsmanship and seems reasonable at £2,500-3,000.
And finally, Lot 394, a teddy bear with leather stud eyes