The Berkshire-based fine art and antique auction house Dawson’s will be featuring some truly beautiful pieces at the end of the month including over 850 lots of selected fine jewellery, watches, antiques, paintings and porcelain.

With this diverse collection of lots, there will certainly be something for everyone. With the release of their online catalogue, we provide you with a sneak-peak of some of our highlights that are sure to be popular amongst the crowds.

From paintings to porcelain, this summer auction has it all. We have a picturesque oil painting by the British artist Sir Lawrence Burnett Gowing, and an exquisite 18th century Meissen porcelain lidded tureen and serving dish in great condition.

The late John Piper, a renowned English artist of the 20th century - best known for his avant-garde designs and British landscapes - has a signed print, ‘Clytha Castle’ featured in Dawson’s July auction.

A rare commodity one could say is this 18th-century tortoiseshell chest. This chest will certainly be the main attraction, due to its fine craftsmanship and its rarity. Pieces like these are incredibly hard to come by since tortoiseshell is no longer circulated.

An Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark IV stainless steel automatic wristwatch will also be a popular piece as there remains very few of this make on the market today.

Last but not least, a perfect gift for the Mr and Mrs! The two 1930’s Louis Vuitton travelling wardrobes will take centre stage at the upcoming auction. If you’re pondering over whether it will suffice your suitcase needs, here is a detailed description of the two.

The Gentleman’s travelling wardrobe is monogrammed with Louis Vuitton livery and brass mounts, opening to reveal a chrome, extendable rack and six wooden hangers to the inner door and two drop-down compartments, all fitted with branded luggage straps. The wardrobe includes a serial number to the inner label and exterior lock, together with three conforming keys and a brass 'Louis Vuitton London Jubilee' (1885 - 1935) key.

The Ladies version is of very similar structure, with the only difference being the removable front section with three covered compartments all fitted with branded luggage straps. The original travel label is attached to the exterior, which includes a 'British Railways King's Cross The Queen of Scots' example.

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The dimensions of the Gentleman’s wardrobe are 87 cm high x 57 cm wide x 24 cm deep. For the Ladies’, the wardrobe is 83 cm high x 55 cm wide x 23 cm deep. The estimate for each wardrobe lies between £4,000 - £6,000. The Travelling Wardrobe duo is truly a magnificent set of travelling history.

The viewing begins on the 27th July from 10am – 7pm & the morning of the sale from 9am. The Auction will take place on Saturday 28th July at 10am. Good luck!

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