Monday 31 December 2012

Brightwells Auction * 9 January 2013

Here's looking to a bright year ahead! And Brightwells have some lovely things to look forward to at their auction on 9 January. This doll caught my eye first.

She is Lot 186 and is a Georgian carved and turned wooden English doll with original painted features and black glass eyes. Her turned body with straight legs is jointed at hips and she has brown leather arms. The black boots are original. The black painted pate is found on other woodens dating to the late 18 century and early 19 century. She is costumed in 18th century embroidered satin and is 14.5 inches tall. Estimate is £1,300 - £1,500.

There are a number of samplers in the sale and the one above is Lot 616. It is an 18th Century one with the text You whose fond wishes do to Heaven Aspire, etc. and Harriet Stuart. Her Work. It is framed and glazed and measures 15.5" x 19" and comes with an estimate of £280 - £300.
This sampler is Lot 617. Worked by Eliza Lewis when she was 14 in 1836 it, too, is framed and glazed and measures 17.5" x 21" and has an estimate of £180 - £220. For more details of these items and to see the whole auction, click here.

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