A pair of Chinese lacquer altar tables drawn from English stately home Hambleden Manor have auctioned for £21,250 ($31,769) at Christie's London this afternoon (July 10).
Decorated with ornamental dragons, swirling clouds and exotic birds, the Chinese tables were very likely to have been inherited by the 3rd Viscount Hambleden (1903-1948) through his wife, who was the daughter of the 15th Earl of Pembroke.
An Italian giltwood mirror also proved popular, making £6,000 ($8,970), while a pair of Queen Anne-style beech sofas sold for £9,375 ($14,016).
Antique furniture with such eminent provenance is rare to the market. However, of late, several sales of this kind have been scheduled, including Bonhams' forthcoming auction of the contents of Cornish stately home Trelissick House.
We currently have this rare 18th century cabinet that was discovered in the ancestral home of the Marquess of Exeter in stock.
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