Lot 400 (Home, Garden & Natural History Sealed Bid Auction including Tudor Barn, lots 400-836, 19th May 2021)
Troughs: A carved stone trough
28cm high by 79cm wide by 53cm deep
(plants not included)
Lots 400 to 472 are from the personal collection of Tim Wonnacott and until recently were set out in the grounds of his country house, Whitefoots, near Ashington, West Sussex which has now been sold.
Tim is a well-known TV presenter and auctioneer and for many years was a colleague of ours at Sotheby’s. His diverse media career has included appearing on and presenting well known programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road trip, but he also enthralled the nation a few years ago with his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.
As a charity auctioneer, he has raised a lot of money for various good causes over the years and this sale includes a painted resin cow (lot 463) presented to him by Esther Rantzen, after he raised over £600,000 selling sixty decorated cows in the first Cow Parade auction in London when he was Chairman of Sotheby’s Olympia 2002. Tim has kindly agreed to donate the proceeds of this lot to Childline, and Summer’s Place Auctions will not be charging Buyer’s Premium on this lot.
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