PAS­SION FOR COL­LECT­ING

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - 2018 AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS - 020 7447 7447; bon­hams.com

THE AUC­TION HOUSE: Bon­hams, Lon­don THE LOTS: Pri­vate Col­lec­tions sold on 3rd Oc­to­ber THE PRICE: £704,168 in to­tal (est £400,000-£585,000)

‘Peo­ple are in­ter­ested in peo­ple, which is why our Pri­vate Col­lec­tions sale ap­peals,’ says Char­lie Thomas of Bon­hams. This au­tumn, items from the col­lec­tions of Lady Lu­can and Vis­count Churchill, plus a Swedish lake house brim­ming with ! ne English an­tiques were on o"er. A por­trait of the no­to­ri­ous Lord Lu­can made £#,$%&, while a se­lec­tion of an­tique walk­ing sticks be­long­ing to the Churchill fam­ily took £',#(&. ‘ But my favourite lot was from the Swedish house; a pair of late 18th­cen­tury wal­nut ‘Gains­bor­ough’ arm­chairs re­uphol­stered in For­tuny fab­ric,’ con­tin­ues Char­lie. The buyer whole­heart­edly agreed, and paid £ )*,&++ for them.

Bon­hams’ sale on 3rd Oc­to­ber en­com­passed pieces from Lady Lu­can, Vis­count Churchill and a Swedish lake house.

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