Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Christmas Sale - Silver, Jewellery, Antiques and Cotswold School Furniture : Tuesday 20th December

The Christmas Sale
Silver, Jewellery, Antiques &
Cotswold School Furniture
Detail from Peter Waals inlaid macassar ebony longcase clock,
est. £20,000-£30-000
Part of a quantity of Cotswold School Arts and Crafts furniture
from the Arthur Mitchell Collection (see below)

Tuesday 20th December
Chapel Walk Saleroom, 
Chapel Walk, Cheltenham 
Glos., GL50 3DS

On View
Saturday 17th December - 10.00am - 1.00pm
Monday 19th December - 10.00am - 6.00pm 
Tuesday 20th December - 9.00am - 10.00am

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Edward Barnsley walnut regulator longcase clock. est. £20,000-£30,000

Above: Mappin & Webb 18ct gold and diamond necklace, est. £7,000-£10,000
Below: Mappin & Webb 18ct gold and diamond bracelet, est. £3,000-£5,000

Queen Anne figured walnut bureau bookcase, 
est. £3,000-£4,000

Piaget 18ct gold and diamond wristwatch, est. £4,000-£6,000

18ct white gold sapphire and diamond ring,
est. £1,200-£2,000

Sidney Barnsley oak two-door cupboard, 
est. £4,000-£6,000

Rolex Oyster 18ct gold and diamond wristwatch,
est. £3,000-£4,000

18ct gold and diamond ring, approx. 2.9ct,
est. £2,500-£5,000

Ernest Gimson or Peter Waals oak chest on stand, 104cm wide,
est. £4,000-£6,000

Theo Fennell 18ct gold TF pendant and chain, 
est. £2,500-£3,500

Tom McEwan emerald and diamond ring, 
est. £1,000-£1,500


The Arthur Mitchell Collection

Featured in the 20th December Christmas Sale are a number of highly sought-after Arts and Crafts pieces from the collection of the late Arthur Mitchell, noted collector of Cotswold School furniture.

Born in 1872 in Smethwick, Arthur Mitchell was part of the Mitchell brewing dynasty (later Mitchells and Butlers) who built their Cape Hill brewery in Mitchell’s birth town between 1877-1879. He attended Oundle School where he showed an interest in an art (he was discouraged from following an artistic career) which followed him through his later life.

A hunting enthusiast and joint Master of the Cotswold Hunt 1928-1932, Arthur Mitchell moved Cheltenham and lived Glenfall House, which he furnished with Cotswold School pieces, including decorative plaster friezes by Norman Jensen and an extensive collection of furniture from a number of makers. He was a particular friend of Edward Barnsley, receiving a longcase clock of his manufacturer from Sir William Water Butler after 40 years working at Mitchells & Butlers (see above).

Arthur Mitchell died in 1965 and a large number of Cotswold School pieces were auctioned off, some of which were bought by the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum and are now on display in The Wilson Art Gallery. Prior to his death, he moved from the large Glenfall House into a smaller house on the estate in 1961 and it is believed that much of the furniture offered in the 20th December auction was taken with him at that time

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