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Principal contents of Mawley Hall to be offered at September Fine Sale
Johannes Bosschaert (Dutch, 1606-1629), A stone urn on steps decorated with flowers and fruit beside a dolphin-headed spouting fountain in an extensive landscape, oil on canvas, estimate £20,000-£30,000.


CAMBRIDGE.- The principal contents that once adorned one of Britain’s finest privately-owned country houses will be sold at Cheffins in September.

Over 200 lots from the Grade I listed Mawley Hall in Shropshire will be offered at The Fine Sale, held on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September at Cheffins’ Cambridge salesroom.

The high-quality consignment includes paintings, furniture, Chinese ceramics, decorative items and carpets.

Mawley Hall was commissioned to be built in the 18th century by Sir Edward Blount and has changed hands only twice since, most recently in September 2018 by a family who wish to remain private when the guide price was set at £10 million.

Following the purchase of Mawley Hall, Cheffins Fine Art have been instructed to sell the principal contents of the house.

Luke Macdonald, director at Cheffins Fine Art, said: “We are expecting a lot of interest in the Mawley Hall consignment, given the high quality of the lots on offer and that they are fresh to the market.

“The consignment augments a strong catalogue at one of our flagship sales of the year.”

Among the expected highlights from the consignment are:

Furniture
• A mid-18th century Altona Padouk and parcel gilt bombe secretaire cabinet, 271 cm high, estimate £15,000-£25,000

• A Zeigler carpet, made circa 1880, 774cm x 462cm, estimate £10,000 - £15,000

• A George I carved pine wood serpentine console table, 128cm wide, estimate £4,000-£6,000

• A George III mahogany ‘Chinese Chippendale’ longcase clock, by Henry Hindley, York, estimate £2,500 - £4,000

• A Louis XV Aubusson verdure tapestry, 280cm x 381cm, estimate £2,000-£4,000,

Paintings
• Johannes Bosschaert (Dutch, 1606-1629), A stone urn on steps decorated with flowers and fruit beside a dolphin-headed spouting fountain in an extensive landscape, oil on canvas, estimate £20,000-£30,000

• H Cuszkovski (Polish, 19th century), The Colosseum, Rome, signed, inscribed and dated H Cuszkovski, Roma, 1874, oil on canvas, 69cm x 132cm, estimate £3,000-£5,000

• Attributed to Jakob Bogdani (Hungarian, 1660-1724), A Muscovy duck, mallard, shelduck, pochard, and a ruff with a kingfisher in a river landscape, , oil on canvas, estimate £4,000-£6,000

• European School, circa 1700, An Equestrian portrait traditionally said to be Muhammad ben Haddu, oil on canvas, £3,000-£5,000

• Follower of Jacob Bunel (French, 1558-1614), Portrait of King Henri IV of France (1553-1610), standing full-length, in black, wearing the insignia of the Order of Saint-Esprit, at a green covered table, his hand upon a letter, estimate 3,000-£5,000

The catalogue for the sale will go live on Cheffins Fine Art website on 27th August 2019.






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