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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

Forthcoming Valuation Days (please call our offices to make an appointment):

Wednesday 24th November 2021 – 12:30pm – 3:30pm

The Old Chapel, Chislehurst, BR7 5AP

Monday 6th December 2021 – 10am – 2pm

Farleigh Court Golf Club, Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9PE

Friday 10th December 2021 – 10am – 1pm

The Honeywood Museum, Carshalton, SM5 3NX

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 are delighted to announce that we are able to welcome clients back into our office for valuations, please call to arrange an appointment 0208 468 1010.

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

Valuations

Auctions

Forthcoming Auctions

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Antiques & Collectables

Closing for entries early December 2021

We are currently accepting entries for sales throughout 2022

Previous Auctions

Wednesday 17th November 2021
Antiques & Collectables

Friday 24th September 2021
Transport and Westminster signs
Online timed auction

Wednesday 15th September 2021
Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 9th June 2021
Antiques & Collectables – Online live auction

Wednesday 31st March 2021
Single Owner Collection of Ancient & British Coins
Online timed auction

See our previous auction results

Catalogue

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

Click here to browse our printed catalogue.

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.

Catalogue