February saw something of a departure from our traditional sale calendar, when our team escaped from our saleroom for a few days to hold a single vendor Contents Sale.
With over three hundred lots of furniture, art, sculptures and collectables, amongst which were several quite unique pieces, the sale was the culmination of a lifetime spent collecting.
David Shepherd oil on canvas - £38,500
The undeniable star of the show proved to be an impressive oil on canvas of a tiger, by renowned wildlife artist David Shepherd, which eventually sold for £38,500. The painting had attracted considerable interest before the sale, with bidders from all over the world registering their interest.

The sale also included an impressive collection of Lladro figures, amassed by the vendor over a number of years, and including a very rare Oriental Garden model, which sold for £6,100.
Lladro figure - Oriental Garden model

Director Chris Boreham said “It is unusual for a collection of this quality and magnitude to come to market, and with prices to suit all pockets, there really was something for everyone. It was marvellous to have so much interest, particularly from America, although the sheer number of condition reports did prove something of a challenge for the team. They had to check every single petal on the larger pieces.”

Amongst the unusual Lots in the sale, were fourteen lifesize replicas of terracotta warriors, specially imported by the vendor from China, and carved wood sculptures from Westonbirt Arboretum.

Other highlights included an oak metamorphic library chair, and a magnificent Murano glass tiger.
Murano Glass Tiger

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