August tends to be the quietest month of the year for the auction and antiques industry. However, this year is shaping up to be a little different as Sworders are set to take part in the Cecil Court Summer Showcase. The antiques thoroughfare has been home to Sworders London Gallery since March 2019 and viewers can expect to see the large shop frontages full of their latest and highest quality stock. Here we cover event details and provide a sneak preview of the works that will be exhibited
Jan Both, Dutch 17th century
oil on oak panel, in an 18th Century carved frame
Estimate £7,000 - £10,000
August is usually the quietest month of the year for the London art and antiques trade but this year does promise to be a little different.
With so many July fairs either cancelled or postponed, and most city residents choosing to stay at home, Cecil Court – home to Sworders’ London office - has decided to host an August event and encourage people to come out of hiding. Sworders’ will be previewing upcoming auction highlights as part of the Cecil Court Summer Showcase on Saturday 15th August.
The Cecil Court arcade, a charming thoroughfare in the heart of the West End, is perfect for post-lockdown browsing. The large shop frontages on a pedestrian-only street provide ample opportunities for window-shopping for those not wholly comfortable with small enclosed spaces, as well as providing spectators with the feeling of attending an out door exhibition.
Jacobus or Abraham Stork, Dutch, 17th Century
oil on canvas
Estimate £6,000 - £8,000
"Cecil Court is an enclave of experienced antique and art dealers with a vast range of stock where there is something for everyone, including the most discerning eye" says London's Head Specialist, Stephen Giles.
Sworders will be giving a sneak preview of some of the finest pieces already consigned for sale in the Autumn period in conjunction with promoting Cecil Court as a close community. Viewers can expect to see highlights from the following Autumn auctions - Modern British Art, Fine Interiors and Arts & Crafts.
Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943)
Estimate £1,200 - £1,500
Sworders will also be holding free valuations on 15th August from 11am-4pm to coincide with the showcase. Walk-ins are welcome, however if you wish to book a valuation appointment or require any additional information please contact
T - 020 3971 2500
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