A Fine Interiors sale on April 30 at Moor Park Mansion in Hertfordshire by The Pedestal will include aGeorge III carved mahogany octagonal tripod table attributed to Thomas Chippendale.
The octagonal moulded-edge top table with its radiating veneers on a fluted and reeded baluster column are stylistically similar to a group of documented tables supplied by Chippendale and a wider group of tables attributed to his workshop. Estimate £12,000-18,000.
A maquette for Elisabeth Frink’s (1930-93) memorial commission at Manchester Airport in 1962 has been consigned from a private collection in Dorset to Duke’s Fine Art sale in Dorchester on April 26. The memorial, Horizontal Birdman, was dedicated to the aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown who made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919.
The sculpture belongs to Frink’s so-called Birdman bronzes series, which are thought to have been inspired by the real-life ‘birdman’, Léo Valentin, who tried to fly, Icarus-like, with wings. Valentin fell to his death in a failed stunt at an air show in Liverpool in 1956. The photos of the accident were published in the press and resonated with Frink, who had a deep fear of heights.
The bronze maquette at Duke’s is signed and numbered Frink/7/9 and is estimated at £8000-12,000.
Lincolnshire auction house Golding Young & Mawer is selling more than 800 lots of stock and personal items of Stamford dealers Gavin Burns and his son, Ross, on their retirement from the business.
The collection, to be sold unreserved, features this early 18th century figured walnut chest-on-chest or tall boy.
With moulded cornice and fluted canted corners, the chest encloses three graduated drawers to the upper section, each having herringbone stringing and cross banding, and three further graduated drawers to the base. All drawers have brass drop handles with open back plates.
The chest is raised on rounded bracket feet and is 6ft 4in (1.94m) high, 3ft 6in (1.06m) wide and 1ft 10in (57cm) deep. It will be auctioned on April 24 at GYM’s Bourne saleroom, estimated at £8000-12,000.