The Designer’s Eye will feature 400 lots of British applied and decorative arts from c.1860-1960 followed by a 100-lot sale called Textiles as Art Part II on February 14.
It is not the first time the Cotswolds dealer has auctioned his collections. In 2017 he held the sale Textiles as Art with the auction house.
Reeves began collecting at the age of 15, more than 50 years ago, but originally worked in the fashion industry in the 1960s – selling designs to musicians including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix – before moving into interior design in the 1970s.
He opened an antiques shop on Battersea Bridge Road in 1976, specialising in 19th and 20th British design, but now operates from Cirencester working with private collectors.
Reeves said: “I am aware that over my lifetime I have collected a lot of interesting things, which should be shown and shared… The textile auction we held two years ago was very successful. It requires discipline to put together a themed auction, and I enjoy having to focus.”
Among the lots in the sale is a walnut wardrobe by Edward William Godwin for William Watt & Co c.1875, valued at £8000-12,000; a stained glass panel by Daniel Cottier, c.1880, valued at £1500-2000; and a pair of Gothic Revival brass altar candlesticks c.1850, valued at £3000-5000, by AWN Pugin for John Hardman & Co.
John Mackie, director and head of decorative arts and design at Lyon & Turnbull, said: “It is a great privilege to be working with Paul again, he has a truly masterful eye for design - taking equal delight in the discovery of something wonderful by an anonymous designer or a rare example by one of the greats.”
A number of dealerships have offered their collections at auction this year, as reported in ATG No 2374. Yesterday, The Fine Art Society sold works at Sotheby’s and last month Peter Petrou held the Tales of the Unexpected at Christie’s.