The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 22, 2019

Christie's to Offer the Private Collection of the Late Roger Warner in January 2009
The attic at Roger Warner's Burford house. © Christie's Images Limited.

SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s announce that they will offer the fascinating private collection of Roger Warner at South Kensington on 20 and 21 January 2009. One of the most renowned and admired British antique dealers of the 20th century, Roger Warner ran his legendary shop in Burford, Oxfordshire for 50 years between 1936 and 1986, and during this time attracted an impressive list of visitors and customers including Queen Mary, Princess Margaret, Walt Disney, Peter Ustinov, John Fowler, Bruce Chatwin, Christopher Gibbs and the Mitford sisters. In the 1960s and 1970s, he regularly appeared as an expert with Arthur Negus on the BBC’s Going for a Song, the forerunner of The Antiques Roadshow. The auction will offer approximately 700 lots from the private collection of Roger Warner, passionately assembled throughout his lifetime, and is expected to realise in excess of £800,000.

Roger Warner built a reputation for championing regional and vernacular arts, especially early oak furniture, treen, medieval metalware, Delft pottery, pictures and textiles. He was responsible for ensuring that an impressive number of rare survivals were placed in institutional stewardship at The Victoria and Albert Museum, Temple Newsam House in Leeds and The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Roger enjoyed living with his most treasured purchases and was fascinated with the rare and unusual. He kept his favourite discoveries at his home in Burford and delighted in placing a simple domestic candlestick next to the grandest of Elizabethen portraits. He enthusiastically attended Country House sales and fostered an appreciation of the unique, the humble and the naïve, always keeping a meticulous record of the provenance of his purchases.

Andrew Waters, Director of the Private collection and Country House sale department, Christie’s: “Christie’s is honoured to have been asked to oversee the auction of Roger Warner’s private collection. Roger’s discernment gave him a legendary reputation and a lasting importance. This auction will open the doors to an astounding treasure trove of fascinating pictures furniture and works of art - the very personal and private collection of a modest but remarkable man.”

Highlights of the auction include William Wordsworth’s desk chair from Rydal Mount, a Dolls House decorated by Charlotte Brontë, a remarkable botanical still life collected by Lawrence Johnston at Hidcote Manor, a Royal Tudor coat of arms from Gillingham Castle, rare Lambeth Delft chargers and Reniassance gold-ground portraits of saints. Further details will be announced at a later date.

Today's News

October 23, 2008

Important Painting by El Greco Once Owned by Ferdinand Marcos Returns to Greece

New York Public Library Exhibition Explores the Far-Ranging Influence of a Fabled Artist's Retreat

Christie's to Offer the Private Collection of the Late Roger Warner in January 2009

Exhibition Examining Innovation in European Design to Premiere at the Indianapolis Museum

Hirshhorn Museum Presents Recent Acquisitions From the Collection of Count Giuseppe Panza

The Far View: Landscapes of the Hague School from the Rijksmuseum at Neue Pinakothek

Impressionist and Modern Art and Works on Paper Sales at Christie's NY this Fall

Major Guillermo Kuitca Retrospective to Premiere at Miami Art Museum October 2009

Artium and Fundacion La Caixa Present the Exhibition Hannah Collins: Current History

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

National Portrait Gallery Seeks Support to Acquire Marc Quinn's Frozen Blood Head

Museum Organizes First-Ever Exhibition of Art by Coast Salish First Peoples

Australia's Foremost Surrealist Artist, James Gleeson, Dies

Leading Indian Painter Paritosh Sen Died on Wednesday.

Dallas Museum of Art Partners with La Reunion Tx on a Design Competition and Program

National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Presents This Place Called Poetry

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful