Hot on the heels of Chorley’s successful sales in April comes another fine sale on Thursday 27th May 2010 which will have particular appeal for lovers of jewellery, silver, paintings and furniture.  

A particularly fine collection of watercolours and old master drawings has been consigned from a property in London.  The vendor’s mother was an avid collector in the mid-20th Century and had a keen eye for quality.  Among the English watercolours is Lot 36, a typical work by James Baker Pyne (1800-1870) showing a raft maker at work in a Venetian boat yard.  This work clearly shows the influence J M W Turner, the pre-eminent painter who Pyne much admired and emulated.  Considered by some to be as technically accomplished as Turner, although lacking the great man’s vision and originality, his works are much more affordable with this Lot offered at £1800-2000.

Chorley's Lot 40: Abraham RademakerChorley’s Lot 40: Abraham RademakerAmong the old master drawings is Lot 40, a finely observed landscape by Abraham Rademaker (1675-1735) est £2,500-3,500.  He was a self taught painter and is generally associated with his topographical views of the Netherlands.  This example shows an estuary landscape; the minutely detailed boats, buildings on the shore and mountains in the distance are typical of his work.  

Among a large selection of watercolours and oils from other properties are works by Ronald Ossory Dunlop, Charles ‘Sheep’ Jones, Samuel John Hodson and Noel Harry Leaver.

 A good selection of silver including hollow wares, flatware and decorative items offers plenty of scope for buyer’s seeking a special wedding, christening or birthday present.  Chorley's Lot 319: William IV tea and coffe serviceChorley’s Lot 319: William IV tea and coffe serviceOf particular quality is a William IV tea and coffee service (Lot 319), the teapot and coffee pots with strawberry finials to the lids.  By respected makers Joseph and Albert Savory and dating from 1834 this service is particularly decorative and asks £800-1200.

 The jewellery section has an array of articles from diamond cluster earrings and gold cufflinks to a variety of dress rings.  Anthropomorphic jewellery remains ever popular and an attractive brooch modelled as a butterfly (Lot 331) is sure to fly out of the saleroom, est £300-500.  Its body and wings set with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and pearls it really is a riot of colour and sparkle.

Stamp collectors will need plenty of time to view a splendid British Empire collection with strong sections from the reign of Queen Victoria to that of George V.  Contained in over 20 albums (Lot 351) it includes several rarities such as used and unused Hong Kong 1891 Jubilee 2c stamps with the short ‘J’ in Jubilee, est £3,500-4,000.

Chorley’s have a reputation for selling fine furniture and this sale includes some top notch items.  An unusual high Victorian mahogany dining table needs a new home with a large dining room!  At over 12 foot long this huge and distinctive example has deeply carved legs and would seat at least 14 people, estimate £3000-5000.  A stunning George III mahogany secretaire bookcase exhibits the highest levels of craftsmanship and seems reasonable at £2500-3000.

Chorley's Lot 394: Teddy BearChorley’s Lot 394: Teddy BearAnd last but not least, Lot 394, a teddy bear with leather stud eyes and stitched snout has an estimate of £100-120. 

For further information regarding the sale please contact Thomas Jenner-Fust on 01452 344499 or [email protected]

Viewing days:Tuesday 25th May 9am -7pm                                          
                    Wednesday 26th May 9am – 7pm

Sale Thursday 27th May 10.30 am

Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire, GL4 8EX

Telephone 01452 344499

Source: IONA PR