The contents of a Lake District lodge will probably be auctioned by Mitchells

Langdale Chase

The contents of a Lake District lodge will go underneath the hammer because it begins a whole redevelopment.

The house owners of Windermere’s Langdale Chase Resort have a lot of tons in Mitchells subsequent Antiques and Tremendous Artwork sale, from Wednesday November 30 to Friday December 2 at his Cockermouth salesroom.

The lodge’s two magnificent fireplaces and vintage work are among the many choices.

The favored lodge, set in six acres of landscaped gardens overlooking Windermere, is present process a whole refurbishment to return the inside to its unique listed state when it was in-built 1891.

Gadgets on the market will embrace two substantial hearth surrounds, constructed on a uncommon scale, each standing almost three meters excessive.

One is manufactured from carved oak from the Seventeenth century and later; the opposite is a powerful work of Victorian Gothic Revival.

Each weren’t unique to the constructing and at the moment are up on the market for an formidable inside design challenge, with a conservative estimate of £500-£700 every.

Artworks from the lodge embrace a late Seventeenth-century portrait of a French nobleman, three-quarter size, carrying the Catholic Order of Santiago, estimated at £1,000-2,000, and an 18th-century oil on canvas portray by Francis Drake of Women in Tudor Costume with a set. Estimate £600-£800.

This work was positioned on a later panel and is an uncommon composition of an essential historic determine.

As a result of curiosity within the Tudor interval stays sturdy, this portray may do effectively on the open market, Mitchells mentioned.

Different older work embrace a Seventeenth century oil portrait of a soldier, estimated at £1,200-1,800 and an 18th century English faculty oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman, estimated at £400-600.

A complete of 1350 tons are provided within the sale.

Artistic endeavors

The sale additionally consists of essential post-war artworks consigned by native sellers.

A notable modernist work is an oil portray of Hale Harbor by Brian Pearce (1929-2007), a well-known St Ives College painter and closely influenced by Alfred Wallis.

Initially bought immediately from the artist within the Nineteen Sixties, the portray is contemporary on the open market and has an estimate of £5,000-£7,000.

Different high-quality artwork highlights by well-known native artists embrace an illustrated letter in watercolor by Percy Kelly (1918-1993), estimated at £1,000-1,500, and ‘Street By a Cornfield’ by June Bennett (1935-2013). estimate £300-£500.


The sale additionally options some high-quality clocks, together with a Le Roy et Fils Grand Sonnerie canyon carriage clock, estimated at £5,000-£8,000 and a nineteenth century French Boulle marquetry longwood clock, estimated at £4,000-£6,000.

Different priceless clocks embrace a protracted George III clock with three trains from William Lasell Toxteth Park and London, estimated at £4,000-6,000 and a big Edwardian three prepare clock from Webber Liverpool, anticipated to promote for £2,500. 3000 kilos.


Furnishings highlights embrace a luxurious Edwardian Vernice Martin sideboard, estimated at £4,000-£6,000, a nest of mouse Thompson oak tables, estimated at £800-1,200 and a Victorian rosewood army chest, which is anticipated to promote. promote for £700-£1000.

Collector’s gadgets

A few of the different uncommon gadgets within the sale embrace a 9ct gold cigarette field valued at £1,500-£2,000 and a uncommon Roulette and Decamps Leaping Lion automaton estimated at £800-1,200.

A set of medieval-style armor mounted on a big oak protect is estimated at £150-200.


Ceramics will embrace a big pair of continental porcelain vases, estimated at £500-£800 and a late nineteenth century Reeds Artwork Pottery jardinière, estimated at £100-£150.

What’s the gross sales schedule for Mitchells Antiques and Tremendous Artwork?

Day one: Wednesday, November 30

Asian artwork, ceramics and glassware, jewelry, clocks, pocket watches and cash, silver and associated gadgets, tableware, wall clocks, barometers and mirrors and textiles.

Day Two: Thursday December 1st

Work, drawings and prints, objets d’artwork and collectables and metalwork.

Day Three: Friday, December 2nd

Furnishings, long-term clocks and eating tables.

When can I view the tons provided on the Mitchells Antiques and Tremendous Artwork Sale?

Heaps on show within the Saleroom on Sunday November twenty seventh from 11am to 3pm, Monday November twenty eighth and Tuesday November twenty ninth from 10am to 5pm and every sale through the day:

How do I bid on the Mitchells Antiques and Tremendous Artwork Sale?

The absolutely illustrated catalog could be seen on-line now at, the place consumers can even register dwell through the sale or depart automated prepayments.

Anybody unable to attend the sale can even make preparations to bid by cellphone or depart a fee prematurely previous to the sale. Anybody requiring additional details about the tons being auctioned ought to contact auctioneers James Forster or Mark Smart on 01900 827800.

What’s subsequent at Mitchells?

Mitchells may even be holding its first ever Transport & Marine Sale as a short lived on-line public sale over the Christmas interval from fifteenth December to eighth January.

The sale will embrace all the things from automobile mascots, badges and classic automobile quantity plates to highway indicators, journey books, navigational novelties and railway lamps, together with a Victorian Furness Railway three-aspect hand lamp, estimated at £2,500-£3,500.

Entries are open till November thirtieth. To consign gadgets on the market, contact James Forster or Euan Duff on 01900 827800.

And eventually, for these clearing out their toy cabinets earlier than Christmas, do not forget that Mitchells are inviting you to their subsequent Classic and Vintage Toy Sale on Thursday sixteenth February.

Contact Mitchells Toy Specialist Euan Duff on 01900 827800 for a free valuation of things for potential sale.

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