March 10, 2014

An Architect’s Auction

Giles Newby Vincent is an architect, interior decorator and garden designer. In fact, he was Sir Elton John’s architect and decorator. So you know he’s fabulous!

He’s in the process of selling his house, The Old Rectory, an 18th century pile in Kent, England and Bonham’s is auctioning off his goods. image

Here’s Mr. Newby Vincent’s collecting strategy, “When I look for objects, there are two precepts that drive me: how good an example of its kind it is and how difficult it is to find.” So, now you know he’s going to have amazing things.

A PAIR OF LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY FRENCH CARVED OAK PANELS CONVERTED TO WALL LIGHTSimage

A GROUP OF CARVED AND PAINTED ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENTS, A MEDALLION AND A LEAD SUN ALLIANCE INSURANCE PLAQUEimage

A SET OF FOUR LATE 17TH CENTURY ITALIAN HAND-COLOURED PRINTS OF NARCISSIimage

A PAIR OF CAST IRON NEO-CLASSICAL STYLE GARDEN URNSimage

A PAIR OF GEORGE III CARVED MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIRS (Withdrawn)image

A GEORGE III CAST IRON STOVE IN THE FORM OF A CLASSICAL URN ATTRIBUTED TO THE CARRON IRON CO., PROBABLY ROBERT ADAMimage

A GEORGE IV CARVED MAHOGANY WINE COOLER ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWSimage

A PAIR OF LATE 19TH CENTURY GILT-BRASS AND 'JASPERWARE' MOUNTED WALL LIGHTSimage

For more goodies from this auction, which takes place on March 12, 2014, click here.

7 comments:

  1. Gosh I do love an auction and I did see this while going through the websites as I do about every fortnight.The house and the objects look so British in essence. I do like the basis of his collections though mine tend to be more complicated than that due to the fact that collections can be quite costly indeed. I would love those Georgian armchairs - I would reupholster to be frank but I love the woodwork!

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  2. Great post! If you go to right move and look for eight bedroom house Wickhambreaux, near Canterbury you can see what the house looked like with its furniture

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  3. Meg I love all of the architectural artifacts!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2014 Artists Series

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  4. going to London on the 17th (for work) + can't wait + so excited! xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  5. I can never understand how people spend a small fortune furnishing their home to perfection only to turn around and sell off the entire contents and start all over again elsewhere. It boggles the mind! I can only speak for myself when I say that it takes a lifetime to furnish a home with objects that hold true meaning and value to the homeowner. I would find it difficult to just let go and start again. Gosh, I sound like such a fuddy-duddy!

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  6. The house is my dream house - I love the proportions and symmetry. Bet its chalk full of great finds!

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