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Exceptional Garden Statuary and Ornaments on Sale at Christie’s

LONDON.- Christie’s announced Architectural Heritage: The Adrian and Suzy Puddy Collection , to be held on Wednesday, 10 March 2010. The sale will include 220 lots of fine antique garden statuary and ornaments, handcarved natural limestone chimneypieces and paneling, with estimates ranging from £500 to £40,000; the collection is expected to realize over £700,000. Offered by the family run business Architectural Heritage as the company welcomes in a new era with the founders Adrian and Suzy Puddy moving into retirement, the firm will be taken over by their son Alex Puddy. Alex Puddy commented, “The business founded by my parents has become an established and renowned source for exceptional statuary, fireplaces and garden furniture. The auction will offer 220 lots representing the development and success of 34 years of the business, and having taken the baton for a new generation and the next stage of the company’s his