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Pre Sale Report – Fine Art Sale Friday 25th March

11 March 2011

On Friday 25th March Tring Market Auctions will be holding its second Fine Art Sale of the year and has on offer  a number of extremely interesting entries in all departments.


An oil on canvas of Louise de la Vallieres, who is well known as the mistress of King Louis XIV of France, is an exciting entry in the painting section. Although the painting is unsigned it will no doubt command great interest.



Oil on canvas of Louise de la Vallieres


Other entries in this section include Virgin and Child by Carlo Maravatta,1625/1713, and a painting signed by English Romantic painter, John Constable (1776 – 1837). Constable is known famously for his 19th century landscape paintings – this entry must be sold as an ‘In the manner of,’ however, as unfortunately there is no certainty as to its authenticity and provenance. This piece creates a great talking point.


In the furniture section we have a great example of the mid 19th century period of Anglo Indian furniture trade with a rosewood circular centre table measuring 55”.


There are some interesting and quite extensive small silver items in the sale including various Georgian pocket watches and vinaigrettes. If you aren’t squeamish, there is a silver boxed set of blood letting lancets - these will no doubt be purchased for display rather than day-to-day use!


If bike riding is your thing then there is a complete set of William Bacon cycling maps of Great Britain entered, as well as a Victorian walnut stereoscopic viewing cabinet for any photographic memories you might capture along the way!


Viewing for the sale will be held on Wednesday 23rd March, 10am – 5pm (trade only) and Thursday 24th March, 9am – 8pm. Sale day commences at 11am on Friday 25th March, viewing from 9am.


Remember, if you can’t make it down to the sale call us on 01442 826446 or visit us online to place a bid.

Fine Art Sales are held every two months at Tring Market Auctions with the next being held on Friday 20th May.

All entries and enquiries welcome!





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