With a saleroom in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Dawsons could not be better located to auction a selection of royal related objects and collectable memorabilia as part of our April 29th Fine Art & Antiques auction.
As ever, Dawsons Fine Art & Antiques auction this month includes many wonderful Lots for your consideration; ranging from a unique artist’s proof by one of the world’s most expensive living artists, interesting items from an Olympic opening ceremony, exquisite porcelain from China, beautiful antique furniture, gorgeous oil paintings, and fittingly within this most sombre of months for citizens of the UK, we are privileged to be able to offer a selection of Royal memorabilia…
Most of the lots offered within the sale derive from a local passionate collector who is relocating. Featured in the auction are original oil portraits and autographs of the Queen and Prince Philip, crested porcelain, commemorative boxes and porcelain and a rare children’s book owned and inscribed by Princess Diana.
Lot 487 Princess Diana's childhood book. Estimate £1000-£1500
Princess Diana’s own childhood copy of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ inscribed by Princess Diana (above) and her sisters Jane and Sarah.
Lot 470 Edwardian Coronet. Estimate £500-£700
Another highlight of the sale is a rare Edwardian coronet (above), as used by Lady Lamington, the society hostess wife of the Governor of Queensland and Bombay who latterly served as Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary. The Australian ‘Lamington’ cake is even named in her honour!
Lot 492 Jean De Botton, Royal portrait sketches. Estimate £1000-£1500
After being alerted of the sale, a regular client of the Dawsons Hampstead office consigned a fascinating portfolio of portrait sketches by Jean De Botton for the 1937 Coronation of HM King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, depicting several members of the British Royal Family (including Princesses Mary and Marina and Princes George and Henry), as well as leading officials (such as the Earl Marshal, Lord High Constable and Archbishop of York. These portrait studies are all signed by both the artist and the sitter in approval ahead of the finished paintings, of which the whereabouts are unknown.
Lot 459 A rare pair of salon/dining chairs, used at Coronation of Edward VII. Estimate £250-£350
For those looking for furniture with a fascinating history, the sale also provides chairs used by attendees at the Coronation of Edward VII as well as a rare pair of green painted salon/dining chairs (above) made by Waring & Gillow from the HMS Medina, the ship used to transport King George V and Queen Mary to India for the Deli Durbar of 1911-12.
The team of experts at Dawsons are always happy to provide a free verbal appraisal and auction valuation; regularly consigning an array of wonderful items to our monthly Fine Art & Antiques sale. We can also provide insurance valuations, where required.
Please do get in touch, should you any Fine Art or Antiques that you are keen to have valued. We would love to hear from you.
0207 431 9445 / info@DawsonsAuctions.co.uk