It’s ridiculously short notice, I know, but I only received the flyer yesterday for Waddington’s Cobourg‘s bi-annual fine furniture auction. And let me tell you, there is some sweet stuff in this sale. Do you remember the post I did about designer Michael S. Smith and his masterful use of pairs? Well there are some very pretty pairs on offer, including the handsome tchotchkes above and the pair of side chairs below that once belonged to the late Robertson Davies [there are several items from the writer’s estate in the sale].
There are also many excellent carpets on offer and some promising furniture, much of it Georgian, with smatterings of Empire, Regency, Victorian and yes, Louis. The preview is all day today and tomorrow morning with the first lot going up at 11 am Sunday (May 12); if you can’t make it to Cobourg, feel free to place a reserve bid over the phone. I hope you get lucky!