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Dimitri Tiomkin’s Piano for Auction

The grand piano of the great Ukranian-born American film composer and conductor Dimitri Tiomkin (1894-1979) is to be offered for auction at Dreweatts in May. Classically trained in St Petersburg, Russia in the early 1900s, Tiomkin moved to Hollywood in 1929 and wrote film scores for westerns, such as High Noon, the John Wayne films Red River, Rio Bravo and The Alamo and the theme for the television series Rawhide. He received 22 Academy Award...

Private Collection of Royal Decorator Robert Kime On Show

Dreweatts has opened to public viewing the private collection of King Charles III’s interior decorator Robert Kime (1946-2022), celebrated as a ‘titan of design’, a polymath, and the ‘great assembler’ of beautiful things, Robert Kime. a three-day auction will take place on October 4th, 5th & 6th, 2023 in celebration of the most respected and loved decorator of his generation. The sale will offer the opportunity to obtain works from Robert’s very own personal collection, which he meticulously...

Items from the Home of Anouska Hempel for Auction

Dreweatts has been appointed to sell the contents of the family home of world-renowned interior and garden designer Anouska Hempel. Shaw House in Wiltshire is a beautiful Grade II listed building which, while being a family home, also showcased Hempel’s unique theatrical flair for combining contemporary style with historical nuances, clever design and the epitome of luxury in its interiors. Anouska Hempel was a notable actress in the 1970s, appearing in James Bond film On...

Benjamin Williams Leader Paintings on Offer

Auctioneer Dreweatts is offering the finest ever collection of works to come to market by one of the leading British landscape painters, Benjamin Williams Leader (1831-1923). The private collection of twelve artworks charts the artist’s development from the 1850s to the 1910’s, showcasing views of Worcestershire, Surrey and Wales.  Speaking about the collection, Brandon Lindberg, Head of Dreweatts British & European Pictures, said: “We are delighted to be offering the Barnes collection of works by...

Rawdon Hall Collection Comes Up For Auction

Dreweatts auction house has been appointed to sell the contents of Rawdon Hall, home of the same family for more than 425 years. The historic house in Yorkshire, comprises an extensive collection of fine art, including family portraits, furniture and works of art, many of which have excitingly never come onto the market before. They will be offered in a sale titled Town & Country: The Collections of Charles Plante and Rawdon Hall at Dreweatts on May 10th, 2022. The...

Henry Moore and Churchill in Dreweatts Contemporary Art Auction

A bronze sculpture measuring just 11cm by one of the greatest British sculptors of the 20th century, Henry Moore (1898-1986), is set to come to auction at Dreweatts Modern and Contemporary Art sale on October 12th 2021. The work titled Reclining Nude: Crossed Feet depicts a recumbent female nude – a form that dominated Moore’s artistic oeuvre throughout his career. He loved the composition both for the spirit of the idea, as well as the...

Under the Hammer – a Unique Private Collection of Pianos

Dreweatts auctioneers is to offer an exceptional private collection of rare pianos in a landmark sale on September 23rd, 2021. The collection was amassed by David Winston, who holds a Royal Warrant as Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. It comprises 26 unique instruments dating from the 18th century to present day. Among those expected to achieve the highest bids is a rare 1925 Pleyel grand piano fitted with an original ‘Auto...

Bronzes by Elizabeth Taylor’s Daughter Among Equestrian Collection

Three equestrian bronzes by the sculptress Liza Todd-Tivey (b. 1957), actress Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter, will be offered at auction in the UK in June as part of a selection of works from the private collection of Nick Robinson, founder of Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds, a pioneer of shared racehorse ownership in the 1980’s and publisher of horseracing books and magazines. The paintings and animalier sculptures, which all centre on the subject of horses, will be offered...

Versace Medusa Fountain Offered in Garden Statuary Collection

A limestone carved Medusa fountain commissioned by Gianni Versace is one of the many unique items being offered in a special sale of garden statuary and ornament from the world-renowned collection of Piet Jonker. It has been six years since the last auction from the Jonker collection, in which time Piet Jonker has carefully added to his curated collection. The stunning ornamental and sculptural works are housed on the 18th country estate of De Lindenhoff,...

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