Period furniture goes under the hammer

Adam’s first auction of the spring season is the home sale taking place this Tuesday, February 22 at 11 a.m.

Antiques can add another dimension to our surroundings, enriching the character of our homes.

The level of quality is unmatched and buying at auction often offers incredible value for well-made, unique pieces.

Among some of the pieces the company has chosen to highlight is an oak frame sofa (lot 192 €2.00 – €4,000) with fantastic Art Nouveau upholstery. It would be a wonderful addition to a room as a bench as well as in a lounge/living room.

The wing sofa in cream damask (lot €280,600-800) would find its place perfectly in an alcove on either side of a fireplace. The framed cushion mirror from the William & Mary period (lot €277,300-€400) whose oxidized glass plate offers more unusual and muted reflections in a room.

The neat side table of George IV is a useful addition to any space, with its handsome spiral sculpture turned to the legs (lot €279,300-€500) while the 19th century portrait (lot 276,200 €-400€) with its ornate gilt frame adds richness and warmth when hung over the fireplace.

There is a fine set of twelve Régence dining chairs (lot 267 €2,000 – €2,500) with beautiful carved rosette decoration on the back rail.

Another striking Georgian example is the magnificent pedestal chest (lot 264 €1000-1500) with its beautiful walnut grain.

For those looking to decorate a library or an office, a pair of elegant library armchairs with armrests sculpted with lion masks (lot €294,800 – €1,200); a George IV armchair in green velvet (lot 208 €200-400); or an impressive partner office (lot 289 €1,800-€2,200)

There are also excellent examples of Asian decorative arts in the auction.

Wonderfully detailed lacquer pieces decorated with entire landscapes and figures (lot €235,800-€1,200 and lot €233,150-€250).

The carved Anglo-Indian sofa (lot €317,500-800) would be a very striking decoration in a room.

While a few more contemporary pieces include a red leather button-back sofa (lot 232, €1,000-€1,500), an elegant leather chaise longue (lot €229,500-€700); two attractive, brightly colored paintings, one depicting tropical palm trees and the other an artist’s still life full of textures and patterns (lot €230,800-€1,200 and lot 231 €1,500-€2,000 ).

A pair of Chinese porcelain table lamps (lot 379,300€-500€) would be highly valued by a collector.

As always, some very fine lots of jewelery are on offer, such as the impressive Gem-set and diamond bracelet (lot 41 €7,000-8,000); an interesting emerald and diamond cocktail ring in the shape of a turtle (lot €97,800-€1,200); an elegant diamond and sapphire bracelet (lot 28 €4,000-€5,000) Cartier wristwatch in steel (lot €1,700-€900).

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