Pieces of classic history in interior decorator auction
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 30th April, 2015
The individuality of items in Mossgreen’s forthcoming Interior Decorator auction from 10.30am Monday May 11 at 926-930 High Street, Armadale is a great opportunity for collectors from all walks of life to obtain a piece of classic history.
Right from Lot 1, an 18th century French Louis XV giltwood marble topped console table, collectors should be rubbing their hands in anticipation of some quality purchases.
The auction has a range of interesting decorator items – from the pair of 1880s English antique tan leather and walnut Chesterfield club armchairs to the Macassar ebony sideboard and Edward Wormley ‘Janus’ lounge chairs.
A five-fold French 20th century L’Oasis screen – after a design by Edgar Brandt – is another highly decorated and fascinating piece and a pair of emerald green and gilt speckled 1950s Murano glass vases could sit proudly on any home mantelpiece.
Bound to catch the eye of auction goers is a 1900 French large bronze figure and a 1950 Italian circular sunburst wall mirror.
Fascinating is the pair of French Jules Leleu style palisander consoles, while a 19th century Louis XVI-style gilt bronze mounted kingwood commode and an 1890s French bronze mounted walnut display cabinet and canterbury in the Gabriel Viardot style could fit in many a dining or lounge room.
Among the more unusual items is a pair of 20th century ornate Venetian pink green and gilt moulded chandeliers.