A Private Collection of Taxidermy

A Private Collection of Taxidermy

Sworders Homes and Interiors are pleased to present a private collection of over forty lots of taxidermy, to be auctioned on Wednesday 26 June.

6 June 2024



Purchased over many years, the collection encompasses the very best in the art of taxidermy, including several examples from J Cooper & Sons, London, regarded as one of the best taxidermists of the Victorian era.  Many are displayed in bow-front cases and the detail of the settings and quality of the craftsmanship really set them apart.

The fish on offer in the sale include examples of pike, a pair of dace, roach and bream, all by J Cooper & Sons.

The collection also contains a diverse range of taxidermy bird specimens, which range from golden eagles and ospreys, to a bittern and a curlew. 


A Private Collection of Taxidermy

A Private Collection of Taxidermy

Other notable makers in the selection are John MacPherson & Sons of Inverness, William Bazeley of Northampton, Jefferies of Carmarthen, James Hutchings of Aberystwyth, and Peter Spicer of Leamington Spa.

Estimates range from £150 to £1200.

Please do peruse the collection in the preview and, if you would like any further information, do not hesitate to contact our team at Stansted Mountfitchet: homesandinteriors@sworder.co.uk

We can offer appointments to view the lots on three days preceding the sale: Friday 21 June, Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June,  10am-2pm each day. To book an appointment please contact homesandinteriors@sworder.co.uk 


Homes & Interiors

Wednesday 26 June | 9:30am

homesandinteriors@sworder.co.uk | 01279 817778








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