Bonhams' unique Oak Interior auctions include 16th, 17th and 18th century carpenter-made and joined early vernacular furniture, often from single-owner and private collections. Sales include refectory tables, panel-back armchairs, coffers, side tables, chests of drawers, back stools, joint stools and Windsor chairs, made from a variety of timbers including ash, elm, fruitwood, oak, walnut and yew.
Related works of art, including treen (objects made from wood), early metalware (brass, copper, iron, pewter and steel), early carvings in wood and stone, and folk art-related items, are sold alongside furniture in a sale that caters for both connoisseur collectors and clients wishing to re-create period interiors. Period textiles are also included.
Auctions take place at New Bond Street twice a year, in February and September. If you are considering selling early or vernacular furniture, a member of the specialist team will be pleased to offer their expert advice by telephone, e-mail or in person.