First up are items from Hodsoll’s collection to be offered on October 1.
Hodsoll had furnished Morville Hall, a National Trust property near Bridgnorth in Shropshire that is rented to private tenants. The privately-owned art and antiques that he sourced for the occupants of the house is now being sold at Bonhams.
Hodsoll started out as an antiques dealer and moved into interior design with clients including singers Paul Simon, Elton John, Sting and Mick Jagger.
Charlie Thomas, Bonhams’ director of house sales and private collections, said: "Christopher Hodsoll’s distinctive mix of fine furniture with textiles, works of art and fine art of many different periods and styles is instantly recognisable in the homes of his clients, who range from rock stars to royalty.”
The sale comprises 350 lots across mid-18th and 19th century furniture, Old Master paintings, modern British art, Anglo–Indian and Ceylonese furniture, lighting and natural history.
The sale also includes modern furniture made by Soane Britain, a company which Hodsoll co-founded with interior designer Lulu Lytle.
The sale is not the first time Hodsoll has offered items from his collection at auction. In 2014 he sold items at Christie’s.
On November 20, interior designer and socialite Nicholas Ponsonby Haslam, known as Nicky Haslam will offer some of his collection from his home, the 16th century Hunting Lodge in Hampshire where he has lived since 1978.
Items from his collection of paintings, furniture, sculpture, antiques and books will be offered for sale including 19th and 20th century furniture, works by artists Leon Kossoff, Graham Sutherland, Cecil Beaton and Eric Gill as well as books signed by artists such as Andy Warhol.
Haslam has designed interiors for celebrity clients including Sir Rod Stewart, Bryan Ferry and Roman Abramovich over the years.