Old, New and Blue: Modern Classicism in Clare

Old, New and Blue: Modern Classicism in Clare

A selected contents of classical and Grand Tour-inspired furniture and works of art will be offered in our 6 December Fine Interiors auction.

14 November 2022

 Lots 6-8, Fine Interiors, 6 December

Sitting in a sought-after location in the historic Suffolk town of Clare, this Grade II listed country cottage has been thoughtfully decorated over the past few years. The owner has awarded more than a gentle nod to the art of classical antiquity, as the pediments, plaster busts, and acanthus motifs show, however, there are touches throughout the house – such as the sitting room’s deep blue Farrow & Ball walls and a mustard velvet armchair – that feel familiarly modern.


 Lots 11-12, Fine Interiors, 6 December

 Lots 24-26, Fine Interiors, 6 December

Progressing through the house, the decor deviates slightly from purely classical, with an injection of warm patina provided by a selection of 18th and 19th century antiques, and all together create a stylish and comfortable retreat that seamlessly blends the past and present.


 Lots 31 & 32, Fine Interiors, 6 December


A selection of sale highlights from our 6 December Fine Interiors sale will be on view at our London gallery in Cecil Court from 17-26 November (excluding Sundays), click here for further information. Viewing of the entire sale will take place at our Stansted salerooms on 2-5 December.



For further information about the sale contact: fineinteriors@sworder.co.uk




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