Items include: | A set of seven George III giltwood
framed open armchairs in the manner of Robert Adam (PS50,000-80,000); | A historic library including personally inscribed manuscripts by Jackie Kennedy attesting to the family's close friendship with President John F Kennedy; | A rare pair of late 16th/early 17th century oak three-tier buffets, circa 1600 (PS35,000-45,000); | Painting by Jan Frans van Bloemen called Orizonte, a classical landscape with three figures seated conversing, two men fishing in the river, an idealised town and mountain landscape (PS25,000-35,000); | A 1936 Lagonda Rapier 1,098cc sports tourer (PS20,000-PS25,000); | A diamond riviere necklace set with 56 old cushion-cut diamonds (PS18,000-22,000).
It was purchased for Warwick Castle in 1830 by the 3rd Earl of Warwick, who provided a new wooden frame to support it because the Grimani retained the original giltwood
Elsewhere, a pair of English George II giltwood
mirrors attributed to Matthias Lock perfectly complement a similarly ornamented pair of exceptional Roman ormolu-mounted blue lacquer commodes.
Boxes-on-stand, South Staffordshire style enamel patch boxes, sterling silver, giltwood
mirrors, beautifully upholstered “soft” furniture and contemporary accessories make this collection appealing to the masses.
The result, much cherished by the Yorkes, was suitably housed in a grand giltwood
stand, probably made by Thomas Fentham, who was a regular supplier to Erddig.
Above the fire is an English 18th century giltwood
mirror, worth PS30,000.
In the Library as well, a Regency giltwood
convex mirror was rehung after 1930s work above a late eighteenth-century marble fireplace surround, which predates the Institution's history and was a remnant from when it had been a domestic space.
A bust of Daniel O'Connell, an ornate Irish Georgian giltwood
mirror worth EUR25,000 are also expected to generate buyers' attention.
Basics THE sale also includes two important George II carved giltwood
mirrors (below) from Castle Howard in Yorkshire, the stately home featured in the 1981 TV series and the 2008 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited.
Early 18th century Italian carved and giltwood
looking glass, saleroom estimate pounds 5,000-pounds 8,000 George II burr walnut and parcel gilt wall mirror, circa 1740, estimated at pounds 6,000-pounds 8,000 Pair of George III style giltwood
mirrors, late 19th century, estimated at pounds 10,000-pounds 15,000 Above: One of a pair of Chippendale revival carved giltwood
overmantle mirrors, circa 1830, estimated at pounds 30,000-pounds 50,000 Left: A pair of George III carved giltwood
wall mirrors, circa 1760, in the manner of Thomas Johnson, a leading London carver and gilder, estimated at pounds 60,000-pounds 80,000
5 An elaborate arrangement by the home's manager and decorator James Wesley Ford is placed above the 1850 French gold giltwood
mirror in the music room.
The top-priced item is a pair of Queen Anne-carved giltwood
mirrors from around 1715, which are rated at between pounds 40,000-pounds 60,000.