A sale in the series
EUROPE & ASIA
The British East India Company was formed in 1600 to trade in the Indian Ocean region, Mughal India, the East Indies and later with Qing China.
Throughout the 1600s its ships, also those of Portugal, the Netherlands, France and Spain increasingly returned to Europe carrying traded merchandise which caused a sensation amongst much of its nobility and fast-developing bourgeoisie.
This merchandise included porcelain, pottery, silver, metal wear, bronze, lacquer work, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculpture and gemstones. Original items belonging to all of these categories, also those European works of art which were influenced by them are an important focus of the sales in this series.
Ongoing studies and new research
Most of the decorative arts in Europe were influenced by the arrival of this exotica, and even today when so many of these influences remain obvious to us, some surprisingly, can still go unnoticed. Ongoing studies and new research are therefore still essential if we are to continue to grow our appreciation of the items themselves, and the exciting fusions of cultures and movements of people they reflect. The Magellan Centre supports this type of research and where possible, makes available lots in its sales to approved students and academics who are carrying out such work.
The categories of items which may be entered into these sales
European and Asian porcelain, pottery, silver, metal wear, bronze, lacquer work, jewellery, paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, clocks, glass, books and prints.
Notes on paintings in these sales
There are few restrictions on paintings included in these sales other than by the quality of the artist’s work and the cultural importance of the subject.
Notes on furniture in these sales
The furniture included in these sales are principally oak, walnut and lacquered furniture made between 1600–1730, country and metropolitan furniture including mahogany from the 18th and 19th centuries, items from the revivalist periods and items made by modern masters.
Catalogues for the forthcoming sale in this series
These are produced in hard copy format and online. Most lots are illustrated and where possible this includes details of crucial design elements, signatures, trademarks or hallmarks.
For selected lots
Our cataloguing provides information on the historical background of lots by including information on the history of the traders or designers and craftsmen who brought them about, also where possible by reference to their design precedents or by expanding on the national or international history of their materials.
These are usually available on 3 increasing levels of detailed study to assist our private and trade buyers as well as interior designers who wish to buy remotely.
GUIDELINES FOR LAST ENTRIES
Although we set a date for last entries to sales, sometimes we are able to extend this, subject to catalogue printing lee-ways. Correspondingly, if you have a single or a collection of unusual or valuable items then we will make every effort to include them in the forthcoming sale, subject to it or them being relevant to that sale category.
Forthcoming Auction CATALOGUE
Forthcoming auction catalogues are available up to four weeks prior to the auction sale date. Hard copy catalogues can be purchased by clicking on Buy Catalogue.
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Previous highlights are illustrated below. These are provided in order to demonstrate some of the range of art, artworks and furniture sold through our auctions and their diversity regarding cultures and historical periods. Quality and rarity are communicated within our catalogue descriptions and estimates are included to provide an indication of value range.
William and Mary English Delftware Octagonal Plate
A Peacock, a Pheasant with Chicken and Chicks, a Pigeon and a Mallard at the Edge of a Pond by Marmaduke Craddock
A Charles II Enclosed Chest of Drawers
James I / Charles I 17th Century Oak Table
Queen Anne Oak Upholstered Wing Armchair
A Group of Brass Candlesticks
A Group of Brass Candlesticks
A Fine Pair of Carved Oak Lions
Portrait Of A Gentlemen Called Leonard Bilson (D.1631)
A Charles II Boarded Oak Desk Box
A Charles II Oak Spice Cupboard
A Pair of Oak Side Chairs
Portrait of a Gentleman, Historically Identified as a Member of the Dodding Family
A Polychrome Painted Carved Oak Roof Boss
James I Salisbury Oak Caqueteuse Armchair
Small Charles II Oak Settle
A Pair of Carved Oak Back Stools
Charles II Yorkshire Oak Child’s Highchair
Eight Closely Similar Joined Chairs Made in Oak
Two Ruffs, a Parakeet, a Pheasant, a Magpie and a Pigeon on a Stone Wall in a Park by Tobias Stranover
A George II Oak Coffer on Stand
English School, Portrait of a Young Gentleman
A Pair of Carved Limewood Pendant Swags
English School, Portrait of a Young Man
A George III Oak Linen Press Possibly North Country
A George II Oak Drop-Leaf Dining Table
A George IV Mahogany and Cane Library Chair
A Pair Of Japanese Patinated Bronze Vases
A Dieppe Carved Ivory Wall Mirror
A Ceylanese Rosewood and Specimen Wood Table
A Chinese Carved Hardwood Hexagonal Pedestal Table
A Chinese Carved Rosewood Sofa
A Pair of Canton Famille Rose Porcelain
A Canton Famille Rose Porcelain Vase
A Pair of Regency Mahogany Hall Chairs
A Small Regency Bookcase Cabinet
A Pair Of Gilt Metal Five Light Candelabra
A Gilt Brass and Metal Fan Shaped Firescreen
A French Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
A Late Victorian Gilt Bronze Fender
A Regency Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase