The Works of Art, Clocks & Sculpture department offers to the market a diverse range of antique and decorative items covering over 400 years of European and British decorative arts. The department handles pieces across materials such as bronze, marble, enamel, wood, ormolu, enamel and pietre dure. In decorative and functional objects as varied as tea caddies, candelabra and chandeliers to chess sets, sculpture, chimney-pieces and a large selection of clocks as well as more esoteric pieces.
Our sales encompass early works of art and Old Master sculpture from the Gothic, Medieval and Renaissance period, through to the 19th century and sometimes beyond. This wide spectrum of stylistic influences also features items of Baroque, Rococo, Empire and Neo-Classical origins, as well as works from the New Sculpture movement.
Both English and Continental mechanical clocks and barometers from the 16th century onwards are offered.
Previous highlights include A 17th century William III brass lantern clock achieving a sale price of £35,000, a pair of Regency ormolu and marble cache pots, early 19th century selling for £32,500, and a French bronze model of Minerva driving a chariot, by Emmanuel Fremiet selling for £9,000.
As part of the Fine & Decorative sales which are held three times a year, the department offers items for the connoisseur collector and interior decorator across all price points.
With a wealth of in-house experience our team of specialists are available for complimentary auction valuations and to advise on the current market. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist team.