Two Omani hardwood chests and a brass pestle and mortar,
the larger one with thin brass mounts and a carved foliate front, two locks, candlebox inside, two base drawers and carrying handles, on turned feet,
the smaller one with brass studding and mounts,
the mortar used to grind coffee in the desert (4)
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Sold for £320
Larger - A few of the brass mounts raised, some of the woodwork split and small losses, both drawers have lost their looks and have larger circular holes in their fronts.
Smaller - Three new pieces to plinth, carrying handles missing, split to front.
Mortar - reasonable condition
Pestle - dented and bashed threough much use
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale, Tue, 14th Jun 2022
Sworders’ quarterly curated Fine Interiors sales offer stylish period and modern furnishings, decorative antiques, and important works of art, fusing traditional British and Continental antiques with eclectic works of art from Europe and further afield. With a focus on quality, rarity and style, they appeal to the discerning modern buyer whose taste and appreciation stretch far beyond the high street.
Highlights from our June sale will include pieces from several notable British estates, including the collection of Camden Passage antique dealer, Gordon Gridley, the residual contents of Bixley Manor, home of Sir Timothy Colman KG, and The Paolo Moschino Edit, a selection of pieces from the award-winning interior designer's Antique & Vintage collection.
A selection of highlights will be available to view at our London Gallery, Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ, as follows:
Wed 25 May, 10.30am - 4pm
Thu 26 May, 10.30am - 4pm
Fri 27 May, 10.30am - 4pm
Sat 28 May, 10am - 2pm
Mon 30 May, 10.30am - 4pm
Tue 31 May, 10.30am - 4pm
Wed 1 June, 10.30am - 4pm
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Auction viewing will be held at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE, as follows:
Fri 10 June, 10am - 5pm
Sat 11 June, 10am - 2pm
Sun 12 June, 10am - 2pm
Mon 13 June, 10am - 5pm
All lots are, however, extensively illustrated and carry detailed condition reports - see 'Condition report' at the foot of each lot description.
Please note that this item is not suitable for a pre-sale automated shipping estimate due to the items weight/size.
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Buying a pre-loved, antique, or vintage item not only provides you with unique style and value for money but it also helps to reduce landfill, and the annual emissions of an antique or vintage piece can be as little as one sixteenth of those of its new equivalent!
Sworders is proud to be supporting the work of Antiques are Green - the movement that was founded in 2009 to promote “a greener future created from the past”. Read their fascinating carbon footprint study of a Georgian chest of drawers versus a modern equivalent here
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