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Fine Art, Design & Interiors

Antiques & Fine Art

  • Plenty Close, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5RL, UK

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April’s sale has some noteworthy decorative arts pieces and furnishings with iconic designs, amongst a solid assortment of collectables.

There is a good selection of late 19th and early 20th Century calling card cases, with intricate designs executed on wood and ivory. Why not keep your business cards close to hand in a little pocket objet d’art?

Joseph Théodore Deck trained as sculptor and chemist in the major ceramic centres of Strasbourg, Vienna and Berlin before returning to Paris to establish his own studio and later to become a Director at Sèvres.

Lot 38 is the work of Deck and Ernest Carrière  (1858-1908): who was part of Deck's studio and a celebrated painter of the day. It is a pair of Victorian framed circular art earthenware pottery chargers circa 1885 with depictions of cockerel and hens. A similar example of a pheasant designed by Deck and executed by Carrière can be seen at the V&A - accession number CIRC.383-1971.

The craze for all things Asian in the late 18th Century spurned the fashion for the Chinoiserie. It was originally a French decorative arts movement. Part of the fun of this movement is the fact that it is very much a European vision of Asia and a fanciful interpretation. Chinoiserie was expressed not only in furniture but also classically in ceramics like the prolific ‘Willow’ pattern. 

Lot is an attractive Japanned table of this persuasion.

At the time of going to press, viewing is possible by appointment. Whilst there is still no attendance on the day, there is the chance to bid by phone, leave a commission bid, or bid on the SAS or Saleroom platforms, and of course you can ‘click and collect’ after a successful bid and settlement of all fees.

Order of Sale

Lot 1 –Lot 222 Antiques and Collectables

Lot 222 – Lot 335 Oils, Watercolours and Prints

Lot 336 -Lot  479 Lighting, Rugs and Furniture

Please note this is a non-attended auction. Viewings although not in person can be arranged via WhatsApp or video calling

If you are not already registered to bid please do so, or email: mail@specialauctionservices.com

Featured lots

Theodore Deck chargers painted by Ernest Carriere

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