A George III carved mahogany octagonal tripod table attributed to Thomas Chippendale is estimated at £12,000-18,000 at The Pedestal’s sale on April 30 at Moor Park Mansion in Hertfordshire. The table’s octagonal moulded-edge top table with 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. View the lot on thesaleroom.com.
2. Boat race memorabilia
Historic items relating to the Oxford and Cambridge boat race will go under the hammer at maritime specialist Charles Miller.
The collection of photographs, blades and pennants dates from 1859-65 and was owned by winning Oxford boat race crew members and brothers, George and Allan Morrison, who also captained the boats winning four out of five races. They were two of 10 children of entrepreneur James Morrison, who when he died in 1857 was described as the richest commoner in England.
The items have passed by descent and include winning blades from the 1859 and 1861 boat races, inscribed with the crew’s names, colleges, weights and positions (estimate £700-1000). The sale will take place on April 30 at Olympia Auctions in West Kensington, London.
3. Coronation coronets
Old Master paintings, Asian works of art, continental furniture, decorative items and medals from the collection of Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, will go under the hammer in a single-owner sale on May 1 at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, Newbury. The collection comes from Lord Wraxall’s final residence at Oakley House.
Coronation coronets estimated at £1500-2500, together with robes, were commissioned by Lord Wraxall’s father George Abraham Gibbs, who was raised to the peerage as Baron Wraxall, of Clyst St George, in the County of Devon in 1928. They come in a box made of cedar from Tyntesfield, the family’s former Victorian Gothic home near Bristol, which was sold to the National Trust in 2002. View the lot on thesaleroom.com.
4. Suffragette China tea set
A four-piece china tea set that was used at a now-forgotten exhibition to raise money for the Suffragette movement will be offered at Chippenham Auction Rooms in Wiltshire on May 4.
The sugar bowl and plates were part of a larger collection designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, daughter of the leading light of the suffragette movement Emmeline Pankhurst.
The china was used at the two-week-long Women’s Exhibition of 1909, which raised funds for the Suffragettes in their quest to allow women to vote in elections.
The tea set, which features a trumpeting angel below the banner Freedom, was used in the refreshments room of the exhibition and was sold afterwards. It was made by HM Williamson of Longton, Staffordshire. The set is estimated around £1500.
5. Japanese collection
A collection of 29 Japanese pieces assembled by the 19th century collector Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921) will be offered at Mallams’ Chinese, Japanese and Korean Art sale in Cheltenham on May 1-2.
Tomkinson, who made his fortune in the manufacture of Axminster carpets, displayed his collection of Japanese works of art at his home, Franche Hall in Kidderminster. The contents of the hall featured in a two-volume catalogue titled A Japanese Collection, published in 1898.
The sale includes an inscribed copy, numbered seven of a limited edition of 200, guided at £1500-2500. Other lots include labelled and catalogued inros, lacquer, silver and metal ware with estimates ranging from £300-400. The collection is being sold by a direct descendant. View the sale on thesaleroom.com.