Monday, 1 March 2010

M/M Christie's Architectural Heritage: The Adrian and Suzy Puddy Collection~ South Kensington ~ 10 March 2010

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Christie’s South Kensington is proud to announce Architectural Heritage: The Adrian and Suzy Puddy Collection, to be held on Wednesday 10 March.

The sale will include 220 lots of fine antique garden statuary and ornaments, handcarved natural limestone chimneypieces and paneling, with estimates ranging from £500 to £40,000; the collection is expected to realize over £700,000. Offered by the family run business Architectural Heritage as the company welcomes in a new era with the founders Adrian and Suzy Puddy moving into retirement, the firm will be taken over by their son, Alex Puddy.

Highlights include a pair of carved marble models of Molossian Hounds, executed in the mid-19th century (estimate: £40,000-60,000), an Italian marble figure of a maiden by Prof Bazzanti, mid-19th century (estimate: £20,000-40,000, illustrated left) and an Edwardian octagonal summerhouse, created by Julius Caesar & Sons, early 20th century (estimate: £8,000-12,000) – all of which would perfectly complement any garden as we look forward to the warmer weather in the Spring months.