DECADENCE AND DESIRE
Exceptional Auction of Taxidermy, Silver, Porcelain, Furniture, Collectables and Jewellery
Rarely does a collection of such high quality come forward for sale in Adelaide.
Rare and highly important taxidermed items including a standing polar bear, tiger skin rug complete with head, a leopard skin rug complete with head, mounted antlers and horns, birds of prey and game birds, as well as a set of elephant tusks one metre in length will be auctioned on Wednesday 18th February at 6pm.
French boulle furniture includes a magnificent centre table as well as a games table, a magnificent Australian colonial cedar furniture including a Debney pedestal sideboard, cedar extension dining table, a reproduction Georgian mahogany extension dining table, strung kingwood side cabinet, bow fronted chest of drawers, grandfather and grandmother chairs, walnut centre table, strung mahogany centre display table, oval overmantle and mantle mirror and Chinese ebonised timber occasional table with marble inset top.
Silver includes wicker handle coffee pot, London 1891; lidded sterling silver sugar bowl, in the form of a shell strewn with seaweed and shells, London 1834; Georgian silver meat trays; and a sterling silver lidded soup tureen, London 1844.
Porcelain on offer includes a 48 piece dinner service in the Staffordshire style, circa 1860; an Art Nouveau lidded vase, circa 1900; Dresden lidded two handled coffee cups; Bendigo pottery character jugs and a magnificent ormolu mounted Sevres French porcelain lidded vase on stand, circa 1844.
Also included are Britain’s metal model soldiers, including Queen Victoria’s Scotch guards, The Honorary Artillery Company, Chelsea Pensioners etc.
Finishing off the sale is a jewellery collection including a nine stone diamond cluster ring, a diamond solitaire ring of 1.27 carats, an emerald and diamond ring, an Art Deco pearl and diamond ring, an aquamarine and diamond ring, chains, pocket watches and more.
Inspection Monday 16th February, Tuesday 17th February and Wednesday 18th February 10am – 4pm
Enquiries: James Bruce 0417 834 455