Fine Arts: Furnishing a library fit for a gentleman

Adam’s Library sale includes furniture, art and ornaments to grace that relaxing haven of the pre-20th-century house

Wagoners Disturbed by Lightning in a Stormy Coastal Landscape, by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (€6,000-€10,000) at The Library Collection sale at Adam’s on April 26, see

An important element of the pre-20th-century interior was the library, a haven for the gentlemen of the household to read, relax, and be inspired (in whatever endeavours they pursued or practised) by the artworks displayed.

Louis XIV tapestry by Beauvais circa 1680-1720, Les Oiseaux de la Menagerie (€15,000-€20,000)

Headline art in Adam’s Library sale includes Huntsman Clearing a Stream, a lively depiction of country pursuits in the style of Henry Alken, 100 x 127cm (€6,000-€10,000), ...