Dawsons’ Fine Art & Antiques sale in Maidenhead on March 31 includes a private collection of fine and important European 17th, 18th and 19th century furniture.
Most of the items have been acquired at Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions, with the majority bought at the Sotheby’s New York Ariane Dandois sale in 2007.
This Louis XIV Boulle marquetry bureau de mazarin attributed to Nicholas Sageot (1666-1731) has an estimate of £20,000-30,000. It is decorated with whimsical scenes in the style of Jean Berain below a canopy inlaid with mother of pearl, stained ivory, hardstone and copper foil.
More than 50 modern pictures collected by a Derbyshire vendor come for sale at Charterhouse in Sherborne on April 7. They include this scene titled Afternoon Tea by the Anglo-French ‘naïve’ painter Dora Holzhandler (1928-2015) estimated at £600-1000.
Lincolnshire firm Stamford Auction Rooms is offering this late 19th century mahogany cased ‘Penny in the Slot’ Polyphon music box on associated mahogany cupboard base, featuring 23 exchangeable records, with winding handle. The case has an arched top engraved Polyphon.
The estimate on April 2 is £600-800.
This late Victorian silver cribbage board made for Goodall & Son of London is hallmarked for Mills & Co of Birmingham, 1891. At Kings Russell in London on April 5 it is expected to bring £400-600.
At the Cheffins Jewellery, Silver and Watches sale in Cambridge on April 7 this pair of William III cast silver candlesticks, London 1700, is estimated at £3000-5000.
This flock of carved and painted wood decoy pigeons features in Reeman Dansie’s sale of the residual collection of the Camden Passage antiques dealer Gordon Gridley.
The auction comprises over 300 lots of antiques, architectural salvage and curios and is to be sold without reserve on April 8.
The eight decoys are estimated at £150-250.
A Toys, Models, Collectables and Sporting sale at Tennants on April 6 includes two 1940s Royal Navy painted brass crests, both offered with estimates of £500-800.
The first, bearing a thistle on a saltire, belonged to HMS Scotsman, an S Class submarine launched in August 1944 which saw brief action in the Pacific in 1945 and was broken up in 1964.
The second (pictured) is for HMS Contest, a C Class destroyer, also launched in 1944 and posted in the Far East after the end of the Second World War but broken up in 1960.
The April 7 jewellery sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury includes this early 20th century natural pearl, calibre-cut ruby, diamond and white enamel brooch by Chaumet. Set in platinum and gold with French control marks and the maker’s mark for Joseph Chaumet, it comes in a fitted Chaumet case.
This late 19th century silver and gold, old and rose-cut diamond tiara with a total diamond weight of around 2ct is guided at £5000-7000 at Fellows in Birmingham on March 31.
The Country House Sale at Ryedale Auctioneers on March 31 includes a private collection of antique arms. This Colt dragoon .44 cal, 6-shot single-action revolver stamped Sam Colt New-York City is pitched at £2500-3000.
Parker Fine Art Auctions’ sale of Fine Paintings and Frames in Farnham on April 7 includes a collection of picture frames from John Tanous, the long-established framing business in Chelsea.
The auction includes over 120 frames at estimates ranging from £30 to £3000.
Tanous was started at the beginning of the 20th century by Joseph and John Tanous. The firm, making bespoke hand-made furniture, has now moved to West Sussex.
A sale of Jewellery, Watches & Silver at Duggleby Stephenson in York on March 31 includes this Victorian gold snake necklace set with garnets, chrysoberyls and other gems in a fitted case with an estimate of £1000-2000.
This Erard upright piano was marketed at the time as the Elizabethan New Patent Grand Oblique. Made in a Gothic-style carved walnut case with a pierced gilt metal gallery, this model of piano was displayed at the Great Exhibition in 1851. At Piano Auctions in Bedford on April 5 it is expected to bring £2000-3000.