‘We’re delighted to be staging such an eclectic auction just across the river from Tate Britain and Belgravia. This is LASSCO’s first ever auction and we’re proud to be involved,’ said Stephan Ludwig, Chairman of Dreweatts. ‘Brunswick House, has the same quintessentially English character as our Georgian flagship premises outside Newbury and its central location is ideally suited for an auction of this kind.’
Here’s the link to the online catalogue for the year’s most exciting auction: http://www.dnfa.com/auctions.aspview=saledetails&aucno=13681&avail=1
The day long sale on 15 June 2013 (from 10am-5pm) consists of over 1000 items in about 480 lots. LASSCO’s founder Adrian Amos, who comes from a long line of cabinet-makers says, ‘As LASSCO passes on to the next generation we are excited by this one day/one off auction, proceeds from which will help fund further restoration of Brunswick House.’
A Victorian carved oak and blue leather upholstered mayorial throne for the London Borough of Holborn, last quarter 19th century, surmounted by a heraldic crest for the Dukedom of Bedford incorporating the Latin moto ‘Che Sara Sara’, the back rest flanked by twin projecting columns, the arms with voluted terminals above acanthus leaves, on turned front legs and square section back legs, 238cm high, 80cm wide, 70cm deep
Note: The mayoral chair was moved to the St. Giles in the Fields church when the borough ceased to exist. St. Giles was the muncipal church of this borough until the 1960s. The Dukes of Bedford were, and still are, important land owners in the local area.