Frances Robinson, formerly of Bonhams, has headed the sale, having recently joined the Chorley's team. Established and emerging artists alike will be in the sale.

This elm and cedar wood chest by local craftsman Gordon Russell is a handsome piece for collectors. Schooled in the Arts and Crafts tradition, Gordon Russell started his workshop in 1919 in Broadway. His designs marry functionality together with modernist design. This chest bears its original label for cabinet maker H. Bellman and is dated 12/6/26. It is expected to fetch between £1 500-2 000 at auction.

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Studio pottery in the sale includes pieces Seth Cardew of Winchcombe and a selection of works by Russell Collins. Former head of Hook Norton Pottery, Collins now works from his studio at home creating a variety of one-off pieces of work predominately in stoneware.

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Vivid pieces by prominent enamel artist Camille Fauré will also be going under the gavel. Fauré created these vases in France in the early 20th Century, each one is signed in gilt and worked on a copper base with enamel layers to create an almost three-dimensional exterior.

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Other iconic names from the 20th century include Demetre Chiparus, Lalique, Mary Fedden and Louis Vuitton.

Alongside the 20th Century and Modern design there will be a wide variety of more traditional fare including silver, jewellery, furniture, paintings, books and ceramics.

The sale will take place on 24th-25th May, 2016. Check all Chorley's lots on Barnebys here.

 

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