Designer handbags and luxury items, at a fraction of the retail value, are included in our timed auction, Friday 20-Sunday 29 November. All of your essential luxury items in one place, to include a vintage Chanel backpack, estimate £1,500-1,800, a Louis Vuitton Damier Ebène Eole 50 rolling duffle bag at £500-800 and an Hermès large silk scarf, 'Le Songe de la Licorne', by Annie Faivre, 2015, at £180-220. If interior design is what you are looking for, then a large chrome ‘ship’s light’ may be more your preference.
With over 300 lots to cater to every palate, Sworders are delighted to bring you our Winter Fine Wine & Spirits Sale. Highlights include the rare 1937 vintage of Romanée-Conti by Burgundy heavyweights Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, a 1984 bottle of Richebourg from wine master Henri Jayer and two bottles of limited edition Macallan; a 1961 edition commemorating the 35th anniversary of Private Eye magazine (with typically satirical label), and one from Raffles Hotel in Singapore with a branded label and still in its original box. For those looking ahead to Christmas, there can be no better way to pick up something special to enjoy over the festive period, with our range of Champagnes and Ports always proving popular at this time of year.
Captain Tom united the nation when it was needed most during the height of the Covid19 pandemic, raising £38.9 million for NHS Charities Together and becoming a national treasure in the process.
Carrying on his journey, Captain Tom and family have identified causes close to their hearts which will benefit from the newly-formed Captain Tom Foundation:
- Combatting loneliness
- Helping those facing bereavement
- Supporting education and equality
Further information can be found at captaintom.org
Bidding will be available at www.sworder.co.uk.
All proceeds from the sale go directly to The Captain Tom Foundation.
Highlights from this 350 lot auction include the will and testament of William Walle, the 16th century English soldier and politician (estimate £800-1,200) and a lifetime copy of John Foxe’s (1517-87) ecclesiastical history, Actes and Monuments, better known as the Book of Martyrs (£2,000-3,000).
A standout section from Sworders' Modern British & 20th Century Art, Part 2 Timed Auction (Friday 9 October - Sunday 1 November) is provided by the collection of Pamela and William Chard. Pamela (1926-2003) won a scholarship to Chelsea School of Art in the mid-1940s when she was seventeen, with William Chard (b.1923) arriving just a year later. The couple met for the first time at the Redfern Gallery, London.