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A solid market persists for the many fine examples of garden decoration that adorned the country houses of Britain in the 18th century, Regency and Victorian eras. The range of iron garden furniture made by firms such as Coalbrookdale or Carron look as good today as they did in Victorian England, so too the neoclassical marble figure groups and furniture of the Grand Tour era.
Sworders 2018 sale of the contents of North Mymms Park included some very fine examples that sold for spectacular sums.
Increasingly too there is a healthy market for later, but suitably weathered, 20th century pieces plus the large geological specimens and examples of modern sculpture that sit well in the outdoor setting.
Bought from an antiques dealer several years previously, the present owners of this painting wanted to know more about their dog. They took him along to a BBC Antiques Roadshow in July 2014 where it was instantly recognised as a copy of the dog in Hogarth’s “Manifesto” self-portrait painted in 1745.
Our June Fine Interiors auction features over 750 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver, with a good showing of English and Continental furniture and decorative arts from the 17th to the 20th centuries to suit a variety of tastes and styles. Leading the sale are the selected contents from three impressive private properties.
With the inclusion of two fine examples of embroidered samplers in our auction of Fine Interiors on the 29 and 30 June, we take a look into the world of domestic crafts, and how they have influenced the work of the modern and contemporary artist of today.