A Black Forest carved wood hallstand,
late 19th/early 20th century, Swiss, in the form of a mother bear wrapped around a tree trunk, looking up to her cub,
For a similar stand, see: Christie's, South Kensington, 10 April 2022, lot 271.
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Roy Carter was a collector since childhood - first birds’ eggs, then coins and then pocket watches - and the large family home he built in 1968 became a receptacle for all manner of interesting antiques, later requiring a large extension to house his burgeoning collection.
After Roy’s passing in 2016, his collection now comes for sale at Sworders, and it is a pleasure to offer lots in several sales this spring, including Fine Interiors, Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs, and Homes & Interiors.
Sold for £1,400
Tip of mother's tongue missing. The top section of the tree is loosely fitted to the base. Two old splits to base of trunk where it's held by the bear. Minor scuffs. Old splits to base. In stable condition and ready for use.
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Auction: Fine Interiors, 14th Jun, 2023
By Interiors Enthusiasts, for Interiors Enthusiasts.
We are thrilled to share with you the Summer 2023 edition of our Fine Interiors catalogue, in which we have, as ever, strived to gather together an exquisite array of furniture and furnishings from collections across the country, blending timeless style with current interior decorating trends.
With nearly seven hundred lots you will find a diverse and tempting range of neoclassical and grand tour works of art, extraordinary examples of Derbyshire Blue John and Ashford Black marble from the collection of David and Elizabeth Hacker, East Anglian silver from the Colman Family collection, a selection of items from the Estate of Roy Carter and several spectacular lots previously owned by Arthur George Tite Esq. (1904-1984). We are also pleased to present the Montpelier Interiors edit, items meticulously sourced from across Europe by Nick and Belinda Hough-Robbins, and many other beautiful and covetable works of art, furnishings and furniture.
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