Autumn at Bellmans | The Waterhouse Collection

04 October 2022
Lot 978, a 19th century ebony banded mahogany cylinder bureau, estimated at £150-£250 (plus BP).

Bellmans are thrilled to present an exclusive collection of furniture, ceramics, works of art, clocks and paintings from The Waterhouse Collection. Furniture from the collection will feature in October's Furniture auction, West Sussex and online on 12th October from 1pm.

Renowned late Victorian architect, Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905) is most known for his iconic and gothic design of The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, completed in 1880 and also for his first major work, Manchester Town Hall, which opened in 1877. He was also actively in the Royal Academy and a prominent figure within The Royal Institute of British Architecture.

The auction includes selected items from the current family home in Holland Park, and includes heirlooms from various previous family country and London homes, including Charney Manor in Oxfordshire, home to Lucy Waterhouse, Alfred's daughter in law and Yattendon Court (built by Alfred Waterhouse) and Fox Hill, Reading.

Highlights from the furniture auction include Lot 950 , a charming late 17th century inlaid oyster veneered laburnum chest with two drawers estimated at £500-£800 (plus BP) as pictured above in situ at Charney Manor, Oxfordshire, the home of Lucy Waterhouse, Alfred's daughter in law, who moved here from Yattendon Court after she was widowed.

Charney Manor, Oxfordshire, the Waterhouse family's country house.

Other highlights include Lot 980 (as pictured in right image above) a late 19th century, Edwards & Roberts, satinwood banded marquetry inlaid mahogany bookcase cabinet, estimated at £500-£700 (plus BP), Lot 982 (as also pictured in right image above) an elegant faux rosewood framed scroll end sofa, late 19th century, estimated at £200-£300 (plus BP), Lot 972, a limed oak Coronation stool for Queen Elizabeth II with an estimate of £200-£300 (plus BP) and Lot 1014, a stunning 19th century Italian ebony and walnut single drawer side table with an estimate of £200-£400 (plus BP).

The auction is open for viewing in West Sussex:

Friday 7 October | 9am-5pm
Saturday 8 October | 9am-12.30 noon
Monday 10 October | 9am-5pm
Tuesday 11 October | 9am-1pm

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Select images by kind permission of The Waterhouse family private archive.

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