From its inception the founders have been committed to the idea of the ‘pop up auction’ which allows The Pedestal to operate from the most appropriate venue for the category. Whilst Moor Park will remain as the venue for the two auctions annually of Fine Furniture & Objects, including Early Oak and Carpets, The Pedestal recognises the importance of a London presence for both existing and new clients and has sourced a central London base at 55 Prince’s Gate, Exhibition Road, SW7, showing left. This famous location is extremely accessible and counts the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum as near neighbours. The new space will provide the venue for valuations, events and client meetings by appointment.
It was inevitable that in time The Pedestal would look to increase its auction offering. This Summer we welcome two specialists, Charlotte Rogers and Michael Prevezer, and new auction categories to The Pedestal: their inaugural auction, Luxury Design: Handbags, Design Silver & Objects, takes place in central London on 16th October, at Kent House, Knightsbridge. The auction will feature gorgeous, covetable designer handbags and luxury accessories from the world’s top brands, namely Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Dior and Chanel, amongst many others.
Design silver by renowned makers Georg Jensen, Baccarat, Tiffany, Asprey and Dunhill will also be offered in this new auction format. This dynamic and fresh market has seen extraordinary growth and interest in recent years and these auctions will appeal to a wide and diverse group of clients.
The new venue, Kent House, dates from the Victorian era and is the second so-called house to occupy the site. The current house was owned until 1960 by Sir Saxton and Lady Noble (grand-daughter of the engineer, Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel) and from 1940 was used as wartime offices. It has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration plan which has captured the spirit of the original design and recreated its classical elegance.
Michael Prevezer also brings Fine Silver to the auctions at Moor Park, and as with the other items in these auctions, English and Continental Silver will be photographed and exhibited in the historic and beautifully decorated rooms of the Mansion.
Together Charlotte and Michael bring a wealth of experience to The Pedestal and we look forward to working with them, read their biographies here.
Additional specialist areas are planned for The Pedestal and further announcements will be made in due course.