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Decorative Art


The Decorative Arts section of our auctions are varied and exciting; they are the definitive section of the sale where potential buyers are guaranteed to find something unusual and inspiring to buy.

This section of the sale often includes small pieces of furniture, bronzes, clocks, lighting, textiles, mirrors, treen and other decorative items. This is where we often sell contents of houses and estates, with buyers drawn by the diversity and quality of the range of lots we offer.

One of Catherine’s personal favourites was the collection of bronzes by contemporary sculptor Tom Merrifield. This was a small section but included some extremely attractive bronzes which showed great movement; these sold for a hammer total of £6,200 (plus premium). A number of 1920’s Art Deco figurines have also achieved favourable results in recent years in our sales, including a small ivory figure of ‘A young lady powdering her nose’ by Ferdinand Preiss which fetched £4,000 (plus premium).

Clocks have featured heavily within this section, and we have sold everything from miniature 1920s silver and enamel clocks by Asprey to 18th century lantern and table clocks. However our highlight is undoubtedly a George III Mudge and Dutton clock which sold for over £13,500 (plus premium).


A Persian bone inlaid cabinet. Sold for £650 (plus premium).

 


An early 18th century silk needlework and stumpwork picture. Sold for £1,050 (plus premium).


A George III mahogany table clock by Thomas Mudge and William Dutton. Sold for £13,500 (plus premium).

 


A large Arts & Crafts brass and enamel charger. Sold for £600 (plus premium).


Valuations

We hold Valuation Days by appointment at our office located at Chislehurst Business Centre, Bromley BR7 6LH Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

We can arrange home visits for larger consignments and are able to perform probate valuations. We are also offering to provide valuations by email if preferred.

For an appointment please call on 0208 468 1010 or email info@catherinesouthon.co.uk 

We will be holding a number of valuation days across the South East over the next few months. To make an appointment please call our offices directly:

Monday 18th July 2022 10:00am – 1:00pm
Reigate Community Centre, 53 High Street, Reigate, RH2 9AE

Tuesday 19th July 10:00am – 1:00pm
Beare Green Village Hall, Merebank, Beare Green, Dorking, RH5 4RD

Wednesday 20th July 10:00am – 1:00pm
Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE

Thursday 21st July 10:00am – 1:00pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Epsom, KT17 1UF

 

Valuations

Auctions

Forthcoming Auctions

14th September 2022 (closing for entries late July 2022)

We are currently accepting entries for sales throughout 2022

Previous Auctions:

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 17th November 2021

Antiques & Collectables

See our previous auction results

Catalogue

A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed here

We also produce glossy printed catalogues. These are available to purchase at each auction or can be posted out on request. If you would like to view a PDF of our current catalogue please click below

Printed Catalogue

 

Catalogue