The Spencer House Sale

The Spencer House Sale
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Introduction by Joseph Friedman.

London. Christie's. Thursday 8 July 2010. Paperback. 203 pages. 78 lots illustrated in colour, plus many reproductions of archival photographs showing the items in situ. 270 x 210mm (10 x 8"). 1kg. . English. Fine.

An important sale of furniture and decorative objects which once graced the interiors of Spencer House in London, home to the Earls of Spencer. Many of the pieces were designed by the architects (John Vardy, James 'Athenian' Stuart and Henry Holland) specifically for the house. Star pieces include a pair of George II ormolu candelabra by Stuart, a pair of George II sabicu and lime open armchairs by Stuart, an important Japanese Imari lacquered porcelain garniture, a giltwood torchere by Stuart, a pair of George II giltwood stools by Vardy, a George II ormolu-mounted mahogany wine cooler attributed to Benjamin Goodison, a set of twelve mahogany dining chairs by Vardy, chairs designed by Paul Saunders, a Sevres porcelain dessert-service, a Louis XVI ormolu-mounted ebony and japanese lacquer and vernis martin commode and pair of encoignures by Claude-Charles Saunier, several chairs supplied by Holland, portrait minatures, eighty-seven portrait drawings for 'The Reform Banquet' by Benjamin Robert Haydon, and the Spencer family Garter jewels.