PASSION FOR COLLECTING
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.