Fine English furniture to be celebrated at The Pedestal auction March 14

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A George IV carved mahogany low open bookcase attributed to Gillows £10,000-£15,000. The Pedestal image


RICKMANSWORTH, UK – The Pedestal’s Premium Auction of fine antique furniture and objects will be held at Moor Park Mansion, Hertfordshire, on March 14. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

A selection of beautiful furniture, objects and clocks from across three centuries including pieces by key makers and representing influential styles is on tap.

The Pedestal was launched in 2016 by two former specialist directors from Bonhams after 20 years of holding auctions on Bond Street in London.

The Pedestal will be holding their second auction at Moor Park, the Grade I-listed Palladian mansion, near Rickmansworth which is now a celebrated golf club.

Sale highlights include:

A William and Mary kingwood oyster veneered cabinet on chest  attributed to London cabinetmaker Thomas Pistor (below).


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William & Mary kingwood oyster veneered cabinet on chest attributed to Thomas Pistor £20,000-£30,000. The Pedestal image


A pair of Regency brass inlaid card tables (below) formerly in the collection of Ryan Air founder Dr.Tony Ryan (est. £5,000-£7,000)


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A pair of Regency rosewood and brass marquetry card tables £6,000-£8,000 (provenance: the late Dr. Tony Ryan, Lyons Demesne, County Kildare, Ireland). The Pedestal image

A small and rare early 19th century coquilla nut jewel cabinet (below) carved with masks and caryatids (est. £8,000-£12,000).


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Rare mid-18th century North Italian carrubo (carob) wood and walnut commode en arbalète, Veneto region £3,000-£4,000 (provenance: Sir Roger Fray Greenwood Ormrod, PC (1911-1992) the British Lord Chief Justice of Appeal). The Pedestal image


“Launching The Pedestal last year gave us the opportunity to take a fresh look at how best to showcase fine furniture, works of art and other objects,” said Sally Stratton, one of the founders of The Pedestal. “We are thrilled to be returning to Moor Park, which is the most wonderful backdrop for us. Moor Park is well known for the beauty of its interiors but once housed a fabulous collection of furniture and works of art. The Pedestal’s auction is a fantastic opportunity to see antique furniture back in the mansion.”

For further information on The Pedestal and the forthcoming auction contact Guy Savill ( or Sally Stratton ( or telephone 0207 281 2790.