Sotheby’s London to Sell a Superb Regency Table, Almost Certainly from Napoleon Bonaparte’s Home in Exile


LONDON.- Sotheby’s London announces that the auction of Porcelain, Furniture & Decorative Arts from The Evill/Frost Collection on 16th June 2011, will offer an exceptional Regency gilt-bronze, brass inlaid table, which is believed to have been commissioned by His Majesty’s Government, c.1815, for the drawing room of Napoleon Bonaparte’s home in exile on St Helena, Longwood House (estimated at £30,000-£50,000). Also featured in the auction is a beautifully painted and richly gilt Sèvres tea service, formerly in the collection of the great actor, director and theatre manager David Garrick, who purchased it in Paris in 1764 (estimated at £20,000-£30,000). Also among the items to be sold in the three-part Evill/Frost Collection auction (estimated to realise a total in excess of £12 million pounds), is an unusual palisander and marquetry Chinoiserie metamorphic table previously on display in the Brighton Pavili