Would you like to go and have a look at the lots coming up for sale at the Affordable Luxury and Design & Interiors auction at Chiswick Auctions? Can’t because you have to look after the children? Chiswick Auctions have come up with a cunning plan to involve children in a Summer Festival, so they can have some fun and you can have a sneaky look at what’s on sale without feeling you are depriving them. The auction, on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August, will be the auction rooms’ biggest sale this year and will feature a private collection of items from internationally renowned Interior Designer Broosk Saib. Among the items on sale will be fashion, jewellery, antiques, furniture, paintings, books and carpets. Over the weekend you can see the lots for sale and have a free and confidential valuation on any item you may wish to sell at auction yourself.
Fancy painting like Picasso?
Your children can have a go at being an auctioneer with Auctioneer Matt Caddick. You (and they) may enjoy joining John Rogers, Head of Silver & Objects of Vertu, for tips on how to become the perfect host at your next Afternoon Tea Party. (Apparently putting the milk carton on the table is not acceptable – who knew?) Is your child the next Picasso? Bring them along to Mini Picassos children’s art workshop. Or maybe they’d just like to play with Lego. Be inspired to build the ultimate creation at a drop-in Lego session and have your favourite Toy or Lego valued by specialists Winnie McGee and Peter Winnicott. Tips on keeping jewellery looking its best, how to style a room, how best to display your most prized possessions and wine tasting sessions will also keep the adults amused.
Saturday 10th August: 10.00am – 6.00pm. Sunday 11th: 10.00am – 5.00pm Auction Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August from 10.00am.