auctioneers will offer for sale a selection of works from the private collection of His Royal Highness Prince George Valdemar of Denmark (1920-1986), in their upcoming sale of Fine Furniture, Sculpture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art on March 30 & 31st, 2022. Officially titled Prince George Valdemar of Denmark (1920-1986), he was the eldest son of Prince Axel of Denmark and the great-grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark and Princess Margaretha of Sweden. He was also the second cousin of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021).
Amongst the works is a rare 18th century Florentine scagliola panel by the great Lamberto Cristiano Gori (1730-1801). Gori was the apprentice of Don Enrico Hugford of Vallombrosa, one of the most important artists specialising in the art of scagiola in the 18th century.
The panel features an Italianate harbour scene, with merchants and portside figures, alongside a castle tower with soldiers beneath and ships beyond. Attached to the back of the panel is a note with the inscription: Given to F.E.F.S by her step- grandfather H.R.H Prince Georg of Denmark. Xmas 1975. The panel carries an estimate of £10,000-£15,000. (Lot 109)
Other works from the Danish Royal collection include a decorative kingwood, rosewood, parquetry and ormolu mounted writing table in Louis XV style, dating from circa 1860. (Lot 217)
Another fine piece from the collection is a walnut and tulipwood breakfront commode in Louis XV/XVI transitional style, features a statement grey mottled marble top. Dating from the 19th century, it is estimated to fetch £800-£1,200. (Lot 219)
A matched pair of stylish Swedish giltwood pier glasses, one 18th century and one later, also have an attached note from His Royal Highness on the reverse. The pair are estimated to fetch £1,200-£1,800. (Lot 271)
A Swedish satinwood, tulipwood crossbanded, marquetry and gilt metal mounted commode in the collection features a striking red marble to. It is in Louis XV/XVI transitional style, dates from the late 18th century and carries an estimate of £1,000-£1,500. (Lot 269)