1. Gothic Revival overmantle
The Gothic Revival movement of the mid-19th century led to some flamboyant designs– both in architecture and the decorative arts. This is demonstrated in an oak overmantle being offered at Cheffins in Cambridge on October 11. Measuring a considerable 4ft 3in x 5ft (1.32 x 1.53m), the mirror in the centre is flanked by carved and painted foliate motifs and portrait roundels on gilt of Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Beethoven and Cromwell. The text reads ‘Love And Respect All Who By Deeds or Words or Thoughts Have Served Mankind’. Estimate £200-400.
2. Aesthetic tables
A pair of Aesthetic movement walnut occasional tables dating from around 1890 and made in the manner of Edward William Godwin (1833-1886) will be offered at Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of the contents of Kirkton House on October 10. Many of Godwin’s designs from the 1870s onward had a distinct Anglo-Japanese taste and were much reproduced even within his own lifetime. While an original Godwin piece made by his chosen cabinet maker William Watt could fetch in excess of £10,000, these examples, which each measure 2ft 4in (70cm) high, have provenance to dealers The Millinery Works in Camden Passage. Estimate: £600-800.
3. Kidney dressing table
A Gillows dressing table will be offered at Bristol Auction Rooms in Brislington on October 11. The 2ft 5in x 3ft 2in (74 x 97cm) rosewood, amboyna and gilt metal mounted lady’s kidney dressing table, dates c.1870 and is stamped with the company’s mark. Estimate: £2000-3000.
4. Draughtsman’s stool
In the 1920s designer Charles E Miller produced an adjustable spring suspension draughtsman’s stool for the American Cabinet Co. Meant for use by professionals ranging from architects and dentists to medics and artists, it is now a relatively rare item. This example, painted green with applied springs, is offered at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex on October 10. Estimate: £600-800
5. Regency chaise longue
The Palladian mansion of Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny was sold earlier this year for a reported sum of over €20m, making it among the largest residential transactions in Irish history. This Regency period chaise longue with brass floral insets, turned legs and on heavy brass castors was formerly housed in the estate and will be offered at Fonsie Mealy in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny on October 10. Estimate: €300- 400