CHORLEY'S SALE | 20TH & 21ST FEBRUARY 2014 Chorley's next sale, 20 & 21 Feb 2014 is a 2-day extravaganza of over 1,000 lots including furniture, clocks, paintings, ceramics and pottery and other works of art.
News-Antique.com - Feb 03,2014 - Chorley's next sale, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February 2014 is a two-day extravaganza of over 1,000 lots. At the top end, fine antique furniture includes a pair of oak joint stools, a set of six George I dining chairs and two mahogany dressing tables by Gillows. However, the auction offers a wide range of furniture, clocks, paintings and other works of art, varying in value from fifty pounds to many hundreds of pounds.
A fascinating single-owner collection of engravings and lithographs includes affordable versions of works by such well-known artists as Tissot (Lot 300), Rembrandt (Lot 299), Whistler (Lot 301) and Burne-Jones for the William Morris studio (Lot 302). A large number of original paintings from Victorian to contemporary provide further decoration to the saleroom walls.
Day Two of the sale (Friday 21st February) offers an unrivalled collection of studio ceramics and glass from the Collection of Peter and Audrey Gibbs of Coombe End Manor, Gloucestershire, amassed over many decades. Many of the great studio potters of the 20th century are represented, with pieces by Michael and Seth Cardew (Lot 781 and 782), David and Janet Leach, John Maltby and many others (Lots 842, 843 and Lots 850, 851 and 852).
The Gibbs Collection is complemented by an extraordinary collection of art pottery, from the Gloucestershire home of the late Gordon and Irene Hopwood, authors of the definitive guides 'The Shorter Connection' and 'Denby Pottery 1809-1997'. The Hopwoods were great experts and collectors, amassing a huge collection of hundreds of pieces of pottery including works designed by Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper (Lots 678, 676, 677) and Troika (Lot 730), as well as a comprehensive range of 'period pottery' designed by Mabel Leigh from 1933-1935 for Shorter and Son Ltd (Lots 652, 651, 685, 679, 655 and 682). The vases, jugs, plates and other tableware are (to paraphrase William Morris) both useful and beautiful, and the affordable estimates present a great opportunity for collectors to have a chance to buy from two of Gloucestershire's foremost collections.