We don”t often share other people”s news, but this is one not to miss:
A summer auction of magnificent outdoor statuary, garden ornaments and gardening antiques from Dunsborough Park: Garden Statuary from The Collection of Baron and Baroness Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh to be held at Christie”s Saleroom on 19 and 20 June 2013. Drummonds have worked closely with the Baron and Baroness over the years and have watched the fantastic collection grow during this time. It will be an occasion not too miss.
Originally built in 1630, it was not until the 18th century that Dunsborough House, as it was then known, first had gardens formally laid out. In 1991 the current owners, a Dutch noble family, embarked upon restoring the six acres of walled gardens with the help and advice of garden designers Penelope Hobhouse and Rupert Golby.
During their ongoing twenty year project, the couple has collated an extensive collection, adorning the gardens with all manner of objects including sculptures and fountains, urns and pedestals, seats and sundials, and even antique gardening tools including watering cans and sprinklers.
The auction will feature over 500 lots of all sizes, great and small, and is expected to realise in excess of £2 million. Catering for collectors with grand parklands, small courtyards or modest gardens, estimates range from £200 to £150,000, with pieces made from all manner of materials to suit all tastes and styles.
Please note: Entrance to the Dunsborough Park viewing is by catalogue only (admits two).
June 19, 10.30am, Lots 1-306
June 20, 10.30am, Lots 310-514
85 Old Brompton Road
Viewing Location & Times
June 14, 10am – 5pm
June 15, 10am – 5pm
June 16, 10am – 5pm
June 17, 10am – 5pm
June 18, 10am – 2pm
Click here or image to download the online catalogue.
For further information please visit Christie”s website.