Major Furniture Sale & Auction – Autumn 2019

We are significantly changing the showroom and workshop space here at Briantspuddle over the next year so we have decided to have a major sale of some of our older display pieces putting them into the Duke’s ‘Art & Design Post 1850′ Auction on September 26th. This is a once in a decade event and an opportunity to snap up some real bargains.

As well as that some of our newer display pieces will be on show in the Duke’s Gallery Space in a Furniture Makers’ Company exhibition called ‘Out of Wood’ which runs concurrently from September 17th until October 2nd.

Once a speculative piece has done a number of exhibitions for us we feel it has ‘earned its keep’ and it’s time to find it a new home. This ensures there is always something new to look at on a visit to the Courtyard Gallery and gives us the opportunity to replace a showroom piece with new design ideas.

All of the furniture offered here is usually on display at the Courtyard Workshops & Gallery, however, much of it is currently on show at Duke’s, either as part of the auction or in the ‘Out of Wood’ exhibition.

The Courtyard Gallery & Workshops are open by appointment, so if you would like to come along and see the furniture please get in contact with Simon, Bridget or John.

Oak and Walnut Lozenge Table – seats up to 10

An opportunity to buy a piece of Simon Thomas Pirie history from 2002. This pre-owned piece has been very well looked after and is available for sale as a result of our client’s needs changing – they have commissioned a new one from us!

Materials: Oak with black walnut contrast details

Dimensions: 220cm x 110cm, 74cm high

RECENTLY SOLD (£4950 to commission something similar new)

Current Location: Belgium

Burr Ash and Ripple Sycamore Drinks Cabinet

A stunning native burr ash and figured sycamore drinks cabinet where the frame appears to float free of the cabinet section. LED lighting on sensor which comes on when doors are opened, 4 glass adjustable shelves within.

Materials: Native figured sycamore walnut with burr ash doors

Dimensions: 70cm x 46cm, 180cm high

For sale: £6750

Current Location: Being exhibited in ‘Out of Wood’. An exhibition of fine contemporary furniture made in the South West by makers who have been awarded either a Design Guild Mark or Bespoke Guild Mark by the Furniture Makers’ Company.

Duke’s Auctioneers Gallery, Brewery Square, Dorchester. DT1 1GA from Tuesday 17 September to Wednesday 2 October. Open 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am till noon Saturdays.

There are more details and more images of this cabinet elsewhere on this blog – please click here to read more.

Modern Dresser Cabinet

Gently curved open oak shelves above with 2 doors and single drawer in cabinet section. A piece that would look stunning in a kitchen, reception room or hallway. The ultimate in practical contemporary furniture pieces.

Materials: Oak shelves and frame with ripple ash doors and drawers.

Dimensions: 104cm x 42cm, 222cm high

For sale in Duke’s ‘Art & Design Post 1850’ Auction on 26th September: Estimate £1500 to 2500 (plus 30% buyers premium) (£4750 to commission new)

Current Location: Duke’s Auctioneers, Brewery Square, Dorchester. DT1 1GA

Gabriel Dining Chairs

Pictured with walnut lozenge dining table (details below.) Gabriel chairs are available to commission in other timbers and combinations.

Materials: Black walnut with black walnut laminated back, purple and gold woven fabric.

Dimensions: 46cm x 52cm, 105cm high

For sale: £500 each (£975 each to commission new each, without fabric)

Current Location: The Courtyard Workshop & Gallery, Briantspuddle, Dorset.

We currently have 4 of these Gabriel chairs available, we can make others to match.

Walnut Lozenge Dining Table

Black walnut lozenge shaped top with black walnut underframe. Laminated curved structural rails with 2 pillars keeping frame away from knees. Seats 8 to 10. Available in other materials and sizes.

Materials: Black Walnut (with English walnut details in pillars)

Dimensions: 220cm x 108cm, 75cm high

For sale in Duke’s ‘Art & Design Post 1850’ Auction on 26th September: Estimate £1500-£2500 (plus 30% buyers premium) (£4950 to commission new)

Current Location: Duke’s Auctioneers, Brewery Square, Dorchester. DT1 1GA

(Pair of) Pivot Drawer Console Tables

A pair of lovely pivot drawer tables in native ash, a much under-appreciated wood! The drawers pivot from the outside edge creating an unusual but nevertheless very useful storage space (large enough for A4 plus plenty more). Perfect as a hall table to drop keys and other items into. Ideally sold as a pair but will split. Available to commission in other timbers. (We have made them in walnut and sycamore previously.)

Dimensions: 120cm x 45cm, 80cm high (each)

Materials: English ash with Scottish grey/brown leather interior.

For sale in Duke’s ‘Art & Design Post 1850’ Auction on 26th September: Estimate £1000-£1500 each (plus 30% buyers premium) (£3625 to commission new each)

Current Location: Duke’s Auctioneers, Brewery Square, Dorchester. DT1 1GA

At other times of year these pieces and others are available for viewing at the Courtyard Workshop Showroom, Briantspuddle, Dorset. DT2 7HJ. The showroom is open by appointment or during events like Dorset Art Weeks.