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Moving with the times at Sheppard’s marathon

Auction gives a snapshot of four centuries of art

27th November, 2016
A George III carved giltwood console table

For a snapshot of changing tastes in art and antiques over four centuries, one need look no farther than the catalogue for Sheppard’s three-day marathon – 1,590 lots covering every taste and genre.

Headline lots display the artistry of 18th and 19th century cabinetmakers. There’s a George III pair of carved giltwood console tables, a Killarney marquetry, arbutus and yew wood davenport, each with an estimate of €15,000–€25,000, and a pair of Regency rosewood,...

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