Featured in our 26 April Homes & Interiors auction will be the residual contents of the London house, Bracken Knoll. This interior-design-led home is set on one of North London’s most-coveted private roads, Courtenay Avenue, and sits parallel to The Bishops Avenue, nicknamed ‘Billionaires’ Row’. Perfectly situated only moments away from the gates of Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath, this elegant residence has been lovingly decorated by its previous owners with a collection of furniture, paintings and hand-picked decorative arts, drawing inspiration from the timeless American interiors of Ralph Lauren.
A silver twin handled tray, by Barker Brothers Silver Ltd, Birmingham 1932, with gadrooned edge, on four ball feet, 38cm wide together with a silver candlestick, marked silver, modelled as a Doric column, on four bun feet, 21cm high and a cased Edwardian silver Christening set, London 1902, consisting a fork and spoon, the terminals with engraved initial W, total 36ozt (4)
A collection of silver plated Mappin & Webb flatware, comprising eleven table knives, twelve table forks, thirteen dessert knives, twelve dessert spoons, eleven soup spoons, eleven dessert forks, eleven butter knives, twelve pastry forks, twelve fish knives and forks and ten teaspoons, together with two pairs of silver-plated salad servers (qty.)
A pair of Bordallo Pinheiro Majolica cabbage ware pitchers, printed marks, 16.5cm and 23.5cm high together with a collection of six earthenware jars, including an example impressed Skey Tamworth, tallest 14cm high and quantity of aluminium jars and measuring mugs, including examples marked Lumiere Aluminium, Le Trefoil Aluminium (qty.)
A collection of glass decanters and carafes, of recent manufacture, to include a Lalique example with a fluted frosted stopper with engraved signature to the base, 26cm high together with an Edvard Hald for Orrefors bottle decanter, stopper lacking, 24cm high and a pewter-mounted claret jug (10)
A pair of gilt metal curtain tie-backs, probably 20th century, each cast with putti in a landscape, 9cm diameter, together with three further pairs, one pressed with rosettes, 12cm diameter, a pair of carved giltwood examples, in the form of torches, 35cm high, and another pair, of scrolling form, cast with acanthus leaves, 26cm long (8)
A pair of Louis XVI style giltwood armchairs, early to mid-20th century, each with a carved frame and pale silk damask upholstery, raised on fluted supports, 63cm wide 61cm deep 100cm high, seat 43cm high