Paul Reeves: An Eye for Design

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FEBRUARY 14th 2019

Following the success of my ‘Textiles as Art’ auction in 2017 with Lyon & Turnbull, we decided to collaborate again by holding another auction, but with a broader spectrum, from my collection. Titled ‘Paul Reeves: An Eye for Design’, this will include Furniture and Works of Art, Lighting, Ceramics and Glass as well as part II from my extensive collection of Textiles.

The collection represents items from a century of European design from Gothic Revival and the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts movements of the 19th century through Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernism.

We will be offering unusual pieces of different periods from Mid Victorian to the late 20th century. including works by Christopher Dresser, William Morris, E.W. Godwin, C.R. Ashbee, W.A.S. Benson, Baillie Scott, C.F.A. Voysey, Augustus Pugin, Barron & Larcher, Michael O’Connell, Fortuny, Venini, and Sir Robert Lorimer to name check but a few.

Below is a small selection of some of the items to be included in the auction:

  1. AUGUSTUS WELBY NORTHMORE PUGIN (1812-1852) FOR JOHN HARDMAN & CO. – GOTHIC REVIVAL SILVER PLATED AND GILDED BRASS WALL SCONCE, CIRCA 1860 : the hexagonal reflector plate embossed with floral motifs and centred with a floret roundel, the pierced and chased backplate supporting three curved arms and candlesticks linked with a leafy frieze stretcher. (size: 81cm high, 39.5cm wide, 22.5cm deep) 

GOTHIC REVIVAL SILVER PLATED AND GILDED BRASS WALL SCONCE Paul Reeves

2. CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1834-1904) FOR HUKIN & HEATH SILVER PLATE TUREEN, COVER AND LADLE, CIRCA 1880: the TUREEN with deep bowl set on three tapering feet, with two cylindrical ebonised wood handles, the cover with turned ebonised wood finial, bears maker’s marks to base H&H/ 2123 with registration mark for July 1880, 31cm across the handles, 21cm high; the LADLE with deep bowl and cylindrical, slightly tapering ebonised wood handle, 33cm long (2)CHRISTOPHER-DRESSER--SILVER-PLATE-TUREEN,-COVER-AND-LADLE-Paul-Reeves

3. BRUCE JAMES TALBERT (1838-1881) FOR HOLLAND & SON – RARE GOTHIC REVIVAL OAK WALL CABINET, CIRCA 1867: the galleried top with carved frieze decorated with flowering foliage above two cupboard doors, each carved with panels of birds and flanked by ebonised turned pilasters, the whole above a lower shelf with tongue and groove back board (size: 75cm wide, 107cm high, 27cm deep)

GOTHIC REVIVAL OAK WALL CABINET Paul Reeves

4. PHILIP SPEAKMAN WEBB (1831-1915) FOR MORRIS & CO. – ARTS & CRAFTS OAK CENTRE TABLE, 1880: the circular quarter-sawn top on six ring-turned legs and central turned column, all linked with corresponding ring-turned stretchers (size122cm diameter, 72.5cm high)

ARTS CRAFTS OAK CENTRE TABLE Paul Reeves

5. GEORGE WASHINGTON JACK (1855-1931) ARTS & CRAFTS PLASTER ROUNDEL, CIRCA 1890: modelled as a seated owl amongst foliage, 52cm diameter

GEORGE WASHINGTON JACK CRAFTS PLASTER ROUNDEL

 

6. MANNER OF SIR NINIAN COMPER – FOUR POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD FIGURES, EARLY 20TH CENTURY: each depicting a saint carved in relief and painted in gilt, silver and colours (4), 47cm high

MANNER OF SIR NINIAN COMPER Paul Reeves

 

7. WILLIAM NICHOLSON (1872-1949) FOR WILLIAM HEINEMANN – SET OF TEN LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTS, CIRCA 1899: reproduction from the original hand-coloured woodcut, each mounted within the original moulded oak frame and comprising; SARAH BERNHARDT, (size 23.5cm x 22.5cm;)

WILLIAM NICHOLSON TEN LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTS

 

8. TONI ZUCCHERI (B. 1936) FOR VENINI – TALL ‘SCOLPITO’  GLASS VASE, CIRCA 1965: of shaped cylindrical form with waved rim, and opposed vertical slit decoration, etched mark VENINI/ ITALIA, 50cm high

TONI ZUCCHERI SCOLPITO GLASS VASE Paul Reeves

  • Auction | Paul Reeves: An Eye for Design | 14th February 2019
  • Location | 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR
  • Full Viewing in Edinburgh | 10th Feb 12 noon to 4pm, 11th to 13th Feb 10am to 5pm
  • Location | 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR

Read more about the auction and browse the catalogue here: https://www.lyonandturnbull.com/

 

To find out more, watch my interview with Lyon & Turnbull below: 

 

 

 

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