Sold! Top picks from Oxon’s upcoming interiors auction
This summer's Mallams auction is a real peach, with some stunning bits for inside and out, and you get the fun of bidding. What's not to love?
The House and Garden Sale is coming up at Mallams in Abingdon and boy are we having fun poring over the wonderful, whimsical and wild contents in the sale catalogue.
We’re talking total house deco heaven – paintings, rugs, tables, cabinets, croquet sets, street lamps, vases, urns, fine wine, garden benches… and it won’t cost the earth with many items below the £300 mark (um, unless you have your eye on the rare armchair, below).
Buyers can’t yet attend the auction in person, but you can lodge bids online, by email or by phone. And it’s possible to view the sale items in person by appointment. In the meantime feast your eyes on this lot (I’ll get my coat).
Where Eagles Dare
Always struggling to find your keys on the rush out of the door? With this 18th century style marble topped console table in your hall, there’s no losing your keys again. Epic wow factor too.
Light my Fire
More entrance zhuzhing-up with this steel hexagonal hall lantern, a veritable Georgian disco ball of gorgeousness.
Take a Seat
Oh the stories this James II walnut wing armchair with eared back and outstretched scrolling arms could tell! And with 18th century gros-point needlework! Divine. Definitely not one for the dog to curl up on.
Get some instant garden glam with this striking ensemble of glazed garden planters/jars – an absolute steal if they go for the estimate.
On the Bench
This painted hardwood bench is one of a pair and would just be darling alongside the pool… or errr, patio? Each bench has a removable and reversible drinks rests – genius!
The Hippo in the Room
Does your living room lack a talking point? Ahhh, I think this purchase can well and truly sort that issue. Kids and adults alike will be enchanted/intrigued by this carved wood hippo emerging through your coffee table by Derek Pearce – and it’s signed on one foot.
Nights at the Round Table
Never have problems hosting your extended family or friends again with this enormous circular oak garden table and eight matching curved benches. Seats sixteen! Oh the parties you’ll have…
A Bird in the Hand
What a stunner – perfect for that hall table/bare shelf/very generous special gift. This modern Celedon glazed large baluster vase decorated with birds amongst prunus blossom has won us over.
A Lot of Bottle
This set of four blue glass cylindrical pharmacy jars with gilt labels and three further bottles are shelf styling heaven. Could be separated up as gifts or keep the whole lot yourself!
Watch the Birdie
A set of four framed and hand coloured engravings depicting birds that would look ever so chic going up the stairs/on the landing/in the spare room even?
Fancy a flutter? The auction takes place on 19 and 20 July, with day 1 (lots 1-550) focusing on decorative furniture and works of art and day 2 (lots 600-885) all about fine wines & spirits, contemporary sculpture and garden ornaments. More details on the Mallams website.