Furniture & Antiques from a British Manor House

The contents of an Oxfordshire Dower House and the February Interiors sale at Dreweatts celebrates the tastes of life-long collectors of fine antique works. Spanning furniture, ceramics, works of art and paintings, the sales offer a broad range of pieces to furnish your home. The sales will be held on 24th and 25th February at Donnington Priory in Berkshire.

Antique George II walnut and feather-banded bureau bookcase, circa 1735

 

Georgian furniture leads the middle section of the collection of Contents of an Oxfordshire Dower House. Top pieces include a George II walnut and feather-banded bureau bookcase, circa 1735, estimated at £3,000-5,000 [Lot 112] alongside a George I walnut bachelor’s chest, circa 1720, estimated at £1,500-2000 [Lot 118].

stump work casket, circa 1670.

The Surrey Manor House collection boasts a number of stumpwork pieces including an early Charles II stump work casket, circa 1670. Stumpwork is a raised form of embroidery that uses, fabrics and stitching to build up three dimensional pictures. The technique originated from mid-17th century England and grew rapidly in popularity. Early examples, such as this casket, would predominately have been made my young girls [Lot 205, estimate £1,000-1,500].

 
cast iron garden seat from the late 19th century
 

Also featured is a Victorian Coalbrookdale Lily of the Valley pattern cast iron garden seat from the late 19th century. The backrest and arms are decorated with openwork cast foliage above a slatted wood seat; the iron front rail is stamped Ë DALE' and the reverse with lozenge registration stamps. The garden seat is estimated at £1500–2000. [LOT 196]

 
stereoscopic viewer
 

Included is a Continental rosewood, brass, pewter and bone marquetry stereoscopic viewer, dating from the late 19th, early 20th century. Joining the viewer is an extensive collection of slides, some by Underwood & Underwood. The slides depict European and Middle Eastern scenes including the Place de la Republique, Place de la Bastille, Notre Dame Cathedral, Parisian scenes, views of The Dead Sea and British topographical scenes. Standing at 118cm tall the stereoscopic viewer is estimated at £800-1,200 [Lot 91].

 
late 19th century patinated bronze model of a setter, after Jules Moigniez
 

Also from the collection is a late 19th century patinated bronze model of a setter, after Jules Moigniez (1835-1894). French sculptor Jules Moigniez was renowned for his portrayal of animals in bronze, most typically birds. This portrayal of a standing setter holding a game bird in its jaw is a particularly fine example. Moigniez worked alongside his father, who continued to cast his son’s work after his untimely death. Signed ‘J Moigniez’ the piece is estimated at £800-1,200 [Lot 123].

 
late 17th, early 18th century verdure wall tapestry that is believed to be Flemish.
 

The pieces in the February Interiors sale hail from a number of private collections with furniture and furnishing spanning 17th century through to modern day. One of the earliest pieces in the sale is a late 17th, early 18th century verdure wall tapestry that is believed to be Flemish. Vendure tapestries are a type of tapestry decorated with lush green foliage. As illustrated here, in the last half of the 17th century, landscapes were incorporated into the design of Vendure tapestries [Lot 404, estimate £3,000-5,000.] The full catalogue can be viewed online at www.dreweatts.com.