Cheffins partner with Benedict Foley and Daniel Slowik for the December Fine Sale
The Fine Sale items have been photographed in Foley & Slowik's cottage to demonstrate how they can be styled for everyday use in the home.
The sale features a range of items, from decorative pieces such as vases to porcelain tableware and pottery. The edit by Slowik and Foley focuses on sustainability and how to incorporate antiques into your home with a view to everyday use rather than saving pieces for special occasions. The accompanying photos demonstrate how the pieces on sale can be styled and used in the home.
“It was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Benedict and Daniel ahead of our major Fine Sale next week,” says Sophie Richardson, Associate at Cheffins. The sale, which includes some 972 lots in total, looks set to be one of the largest that Cheffins will hold this year. “The Fine Sale includes a great mix of both high-end antiques but also tons of beautiful, decorative items available at lower budgets,” adds Sophie.
The duo has curated a selection of lots from the sale, styling and photographing them in their own home. The aim is to show that antiques are a part of the home, and antique buys can be used in everyday life, challenging the idea that special pieces should only be saved for a grand occasion.
“We are thrilled with the results of this collaboration, which has gone some way to show how antique pieces can be loved and used in everyday life. The key here is that interior designers such as Benedict and Daniel have the talent to transform what could, to the untrained eye, look like a fairly standard piece of furniture into something beautiful. Having the knack of doing this, coupled with a fantastic setting can really bring antiques to life to a level not achievable just in the saleroom” says Richardson.