Ely House Auction

ELY HOUSE, Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London W1, 23rd March 2016.

 

George II carved walnut settee with striking scrolling arm supports finely carved with acanthus decoration and boldly carved cabriole front legs, possibly by Giles Grendey, (est. £20,000-30,000)

George II carved walnut settee with striking scrolling arm supports finely carved with acanthus decoration and boldly carved cabriole front legs, possibly by Giles Grendey, (est. £20,000-30,000)

Taking place in a wonderful building, which has been home to Mallett since 2012, the sale offers a tempting selection of very fine English and Continental furniture as well as an array of decorative arts, including unique and unusual items.

Late 18th century Chinese porcelain punch bowl, (est. £2,000-3,000)

Late 18th century Chinese porcelain punch bowl, (est. £2,000-3,000)

Viewing

Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London W1S 4NJ

Saturday 19th March, 11.00am-4.30pm

Sunday 20th March, 11.00am-4.30pm

Monday 21st March, 10.00am-5.00pm

Pair of Genoese commodes, each with two drawers decorated 'sans traverse' with foliate scrolls and swags on a pale green background, the scroll legs terminating in gilt sabots, 86.5cm high, 61cm deep, (est. £30,000-50,000)

Pair of Genoese commodes, each with two drawers decorated ‘sans traverse’ with foliate scrolls and swags on a pale green background, the scroll legs terminating in gilt sabots, 86.5cm high, 61cm deep, (est. £30,000-50,000)

http://www.dreweatts.com

The 2016 BADA Fair

The BADA Fair, The Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3, until 15th March 2016

GRAY M.C.A Henry Moore “Insect Wings & Ovals” Orange & Grey 9.5” x 14.5” , Rayon Crepe, Provenance: The Ascher Collection

GRAY M.C.A
Henry Moore “Insect Wings & Ovals” Orange & Grey
9.5” x 14.5” , Rayon Crepe,
Provenance: The Ascher Collection

This is the 24th Fair and one can certainly understand why it is such a popular event with all ages. BADA’s CEO Marco Forgione aptly sums it up saying: “we look forward to welcoming 100 leading dealers, including 11 new exhibitors, and over 18,000 visitors from around the world. BADA Fair is a brilliant opportunity for a wide range of antique buyers, collectors and interior designers to draw on the expertise of our members and select from a wide range of pieces of outstanding quality.”

TIMOTHY MILLET London Haymarket, King’s Theatre, Prince Regent’s Box, No. 1, silver gilt pass. British c. 1815, 8.3 x 4.2 cm

TIMOTHY MILLET
London Haymarket, King’s Theatre, Prince Regent’s Box, No. 1, silver gilt pass. British c. 1815,
8.3 x 4.2 cm

This year’s charity partner is Marie Curie.

HOWARDS JEWELLERS Sapphire and diamond suite, circa 1970 Total estimated sapphire weight: 34 carats Total estimated diamond weight: 30 carats

HOWARDS JEWELLERS
Sapphire and diamond suite, circa 1970
Total estimated sapphire weight: 34 carats
Total estimated diamond weight: 30 carats

 

JONATHAN COOPER, PARK WALK GALLERY Tulip 'Rococo' Study Fiona Strickland Watercolour on vellum 9.06 x 7.09ins (23 x 18cm)

JONATHAN COOPER, PARK WALK GALLERY
Tulip ‘Rococo’ Study Fiona Strickland Watercolour on vellum
9.06 x 7.09ins (23 x 18cm)

 

THOMAS COULBORN & SONS Carved Giltwood Console Table by John Linnell (1729-1796), England, circa 1750 W: 125.5 cm; H: 96.5 cm; D: 58.5 cm Provenance: The late Margaret Feilding, Beckley Park, Oxfordshire

THOMAS COULBORN & SONS
Carved Giltwood Console Table by John Linnell (1729-1796), England, circa 1750
W: 125.5 cm; H: 96.5 cm; D: 58.5 cm
Provenance: The late Margaret Feilding, Beckley Park, Oxfordshire

 

SYLVIA POWELL DECORATIVE ARTS Tete d’Oiseau by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Incised ceramic, inscribed and dated underneath “Vallauris juillet 50” Length 9cm Provenance Marina Picasso

SYLVIA POWELL DECORATIVE ARTS
Tete d’Oiseau by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Incised ceramic, inscribed and dated underneath “Vallauris juillet 50”
Length 9cm
Provenance Marina Picasso

 

 

 

http://www.badafair.com

The Mayfair Antiques and Fine Art Fair

The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair, London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London W1, 7th – 10th January 2016

Merriment by Charles Désiré Hue (1825-1883), oil on canvas, French, 35½" x 27", signed and dated 1869, Cambridge Fine Art

Merriment by Charles Désiré Hue (1825-1883), oil on canvas, French, 35½” x 27″, signed and dated 1869,
Cambridge Fine Art

Now in its fourth year, this pleasing fair organised in association with Mayfair property specialist Wetherell, attracts some forty dealers who belong to either BADA (British Antique Dealers’ Association) or LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers).

Rare Spode porcelain blue gilt decorated pineapple stand, 4½" high x 9½" diameter, c1815, Carolyn Stoddart-Scott

Rare Spode porcelain blue gilt decorated pineapple stand, 4½” high x 9½” diameter, c1815,
Carolyn Stoddart-Scott

There is an interesting mix of periods and styles on offer which goes a long way to explain why this is a popular destination for collectors and interior decorators.  Definitely a good way to start off the New Year.

Victoire an early 20th century Art Deco hand frosted glass car mascot by René Lalique, fashioned as the Spirit of the Wind, the most iconic of all René Lalique’s car mascots introduced on 18 April 1928, signed, 16cm high x 25cm long, c1930, Hickmet Fine Arts

Victoire an early 20th century Art Deco hand frosted glass car mascot by René Lalique, fashioned as the Spirit of the Wind, the most iconic of all René Lalique’s car mascots introduced on 18 April 1928, signed, 16cm high x 25cm long, c1930,
Hickmet Fine Arts

 

Rare red cross ring in 18ct gold and platinum, pavé set with twelve 0.5 carat diamonds and the red cross made up of five Burmese rubies, c1915, T Robert

Rare red cross ring in 18ct gold and platinum, pavé set with twelve 0.5 carat diamonds and the red cross made up of five Burmese rubies, c1915,
T Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bokhara Suzani embroidery, made as a dowry gift, Central Asia, 2.15m x 1.63m, c1850, Aaron Nejad Antique Carpets

Bokhara Suzani embroidery, made as a dowry gift, Central Asia, 2.15m x 1.63m, c1850,
Aaron Nejad Antique Carpets

 

Late Regency period satinwood Davenport desk with original pierced gallery on well carved legs, with a secret drawer and side slide, c1825, £ Walton House Antiques

Late Regency period satinwood Davenport desk with original pierced gallery on well carved legs, with a secret drawer and side slide, c1825, £
Walton House Antiques

 

 

 

 

http://www.mayfairfair.com

Winter Olympia 2015

Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London W14, 2nd-8th November 2015

László Lukácsi: Jewel fan, layered sheet glass and mirrors, glued, polished and acid etched, 2014; 25 x 13 cm. Prisma Gallery

László Lukácsi: Jewel fan,
layered sheet glass and mirrors, glued, polished and acid etched, 2014; 25 x 13 cm.
Prisma Gallery

This year’s fair opens slightly ahead of Asian Art in London but there is still some overlap.  The fair’s events programme is quite lively with a variety of talks (some of which are in conjunction with the V&A) including among the subjects Art Deco travel, historic wallpapers, Chinese sculpture, Pre-Raphaelite Drawings and the BBC Roadshow expert Alastair Dickenson will show how to identify the authenticity of a piece of silver.  In addition the art consultant Vanessa Curry will conduct highlight tours round the fair. As always all objects are vetted by experts before the fair so you can buy with confidence.  Good hunting!

Silver plated teapot with ebony handle, designed by Dr Christopher Dresser for James Dixon & Son, Sheffield. c1880. James Strang

Silver plated teapot with ebony handle, designed by Dr Christopher Dresser for James Dixon & Son, Sheffield. c1880.
James Strang

http://www.olympia-antiques.com

Burmantofts Persian pottery gourd vase designed by Leonard King, c1885, British. James Miles

Burmantofts Persian pottery gourd vase designed by Leonard King, c1885, British.
James Miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pair of Art Deco cloud back armchairs. Jerone Markies

A pair of Art Deco cloud back armchairs.
Jerone Markies

 

La Bievre près du Paris by MAXIMILIEN LUCE (1858 - 1941) Oil on canvas, signed and painted c.1890. Frame size: 22 x 25in / 57 x 64cm. Willow Gallery

La Bievre près du Paris by MAXIMILIEN LUCE (1858 – 1941)
Oil on canvas, signed and painted c.1890. Frame size: 22 x 25in / 57 x 64cm.
Willow Gallery

 

A Regency Celestrial Globe by Cary,London, 1820. Hansord

A Regency Celestrial Globe by Cary,London, 1820.
Hansord

 

1970's ring by Paul Flato Anthea AG Antiques

1970’s ring by Paul Flato
Anthea AG Antiques

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquarium table cigarette lighter by Alfred Dunhill, C 1950. Hampton Antiques

Aquarium table cigarette lighter by Alfred Dunhill, C 1950.
Hampton Antiques

 

A GENTLE REMINDER

The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10, 9th – 11th October 2015,

Dame Laura Knight Giselle 1956 Kaye Michie Fine Art

Dame Laura Knight
Giselle 1956
Kaye Michie Fine Art

This is the eighth edition of this fair which attracts thirty specialist dealers many of which are BADA or LAPADA members.  There is a mixture of traditional, contemporary and unusual pieces on offer.

http://www.esherhallfair.com