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Items from the ‘Tomasso collection’ to go under the hammer


Items from the ‘Tomasso collection’ to go under the hammer

Dreweatts auction house has announced they are to auction a curated auction of antiquities, 17th-19th century works of art, European art and furniture from the Tomasso collection at Bardon Hall, near Leeds in Yorkshire.

The specially selected works will go under the hammer on November 14th & 15th, 2023.

Tomasso was founded by brothers Dino and Raffaello Tomasso, who manage the collection housed at Bardon Hall, alongside the next generation of the Tomasso family. Their collection comprises European Sculpture, Old Master Paintings and Ancient Art, which is often on loan to museums around the globe, or among works on display in special exhibitions. For this they are recognised internationally for their expertise.

Commenting on the sale, Joe Robinson, Dreweatts Head of House Sales & Private Collections:

“Dreweatts are delighted to have been invited by the internationally renowned Tomasso brothers, Dino and Raffaelo, to hold the sale of this curated group of works. The auction will offer an exciting opportunity to attain works from the collection of two of the most respected dealers of European Sculpture, Old Master Paintings and Ancient Art.”

Among the highlights of the sale is a set of eight George III mahogany, sycamore and marquetry chairs, dating from 1780, in the manner of John Linnell (1729-1796).

Speaking about them the Tomasso brothers:

“Our love of the English Neoclassical, which is epitomised in this elegant set of eight chairs, germinates from growing up only a few miles from Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale’s masterpiece, Harewood House.  Even as children we absorbed the atmosphere of the Great Age of Enlightenment through architecture and decorative arts, of which these chairs are a primary example.  We were fortunate enough to spend our childhood in a house whose architecture was designed by John Carr, who worked alongside Robert Adam at Harewood.”

The set carries an estimate of £3,000-£5,000 (Lot 19).

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