Lyon & Turnbull will relaunch its antique furniture sales as ‘Five Centuries: Furniture, Works of Art and Paintings from 1600’ – the first scheduled for November 14.
Nick Curnow, L&T’s head of fine paintings, said: “Due to the relative sluggishness of Victorian and early picture sales we have decided to present these pictures in a different way. We have had successful antiques sales which are laid out beautifully. By creating this sale we are able to hang these pictures in the home settings in which they are likely to end up, so prospective buyers can see the context in which they were originally hung.”
He said the Scottish firm will continue to host specialist sales such as its contemporary and modern and Scottish sales alongside this new ‘Five Centuries’ sale.
Dreweatts has teamed up with interior and architecture designer Mark Gillette ahead of its October interiors auction.
He has selected highlights and created room sets at the Donnington Priory saleroom using pieces from its upcoming October 31 interiors auction.
The sale features fine and decorative pieces from Kingstone Lisle Park, the Grade II listed Georgian country house, as well as selected contents from a property in Cheyne Walk, London.
George Bailey, chairman of Dreweatts, said the tie up with Gillette was the “first of its kind” for the firm and described the room sets as “design magic”.