Chorley's January sale to feature 16th & 17th century antiques

The fine art and antiques auction will include oil paintings, portrait miniatures, and furniture from the 16th and 17th century

Published: January 23rd, 2022 at 2:00 pm
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If 16th & 17th century art and antiques are your bag, Chorley’s January sale is one to add to your diary. The Fine Art & Antiques Auction, taking place on January 25th, will feature early portraits of noblemen and noblewomen from the eras, which were formerly part of a private collection.

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A painting attributed to the Master of the Countess of Warwick circa 1560

The January sale boasts four paintings from the collection. The first two paintings, one of a young noblewomen dressed in a jewelled bodice, thought to be the work of The Master of the Countess of Warwick, and another a portrait of a nobleman in a fur trimmed coat, are both oil paintings dated to the 16th century. There are also a set of two 17th century paintings included in the sale, depicting Lancashire Parliamentarians Henry and Cassandra Ashurst.

The sale will feature a range of items, from the before-mentioned paintings to portrait miniatures and larger pieces of furniture, including a 16th century Mughal ivory inlaid rosewood table cabinet and a Charles II oak serving table.

Chorley's fine art and antiques auction
A 17th Century Mughal ivory inlaid rosewood table cabinet, Gujarat will feature in the January sale

“The 16th and 17th Centuries were a time of great change, progress and upheaval and our January sale offers a glimpse of that world” says Thomas Jenner-Fust, Chorley’s Director and Auctioneer. “With Elizabethan portraits and a good variety of furniture from the reigns of James I, Charles I and Charles II the sale will be a real treat for those with an interest in the period.”

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See the full Chorley's calendar here.

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