Following the success of last year’s Out of the Ordinary sale, Christie’s is set to once more baffle, befuddle, and in broad terms, enthral the throngs with all that is weird and wonderful…
This sale will feature a selection of fascinating items that will tickle the fancy of the more eclectic collector. With an oak ‘capture chair’ with leg locking devices and complete with the inscription ‘Welcome to my Friends’ (perfect for those friends who always grub and go…), and a fine example of a taxidermy ‘Zebracorn’, all manner of eccentric tastes are catered for.
‘Out of the Ordinary’ comprises 160 lots and will be led by the sale of a very rare – and very dangerous looking – late-medieval broadsword (estimated at £80,000 – £120,000) that belonged to a certain Sir Humphrey de Bohun back in the 11th-century.
Also on offer will be the front door of 20 Forthlin Road, Allerton, Liverpool. Why, you ask? Well, it was the childhood home of none other than Macca, and is estimated to fetch between £6,000 and £8,000.
For those of us who can’t fork out two years’ worth of salary on a sword, the sale will be on an extended public view from early August until the sale on the 3 September…
4 Aug – 3 Sept
Christie’s, 85 Old Brompton Road SW7 3LD, christies.com