Introduction by Joseph Friedman.
Christie's. London. Thursday 8 July 2010. Paperback. 203 pages. 78 lots illustrated in colour, plus many reproductions of archival photographs showing the items in situ. English. 270 x 210mm. 1kg. . 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, an important Japanese Imari lacquered porcelain garniture, 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, several chairs supplied by Holland, eighty-seven portrait drawings for 'The Reform Banquet' by Benjamin Robert Haydon, and the Spencer family Garter jewels.