Let there be light and music – two well-known dealer sales are auctioned this week
Beginning with a stand at Antiquarius on Kings Road in his twenties, Butterworth moved to Pimlico Road around 25 years ago – his ‘USP’ becoming antique lighting from all eras.
The Sworders sale on April 21 titled Let There be Light – The Christopher Butterworth Collection brings together 250 lots ranging in price from £250 to £15,000.
It includes both typical stock items and a significant selection of items from Christopher’s own collection.
While on the same day in west London, at Olympia Auctions, its sale of British and Continental art includes the Tony Bingham collection of images of musicians. Dealer LAPADA began selling antique musical instruments in the mid-1960s and has published nine books on the subject.
It started in a shop on King’s Road in the 1960s, followed by premises on Soho’s Poland Street and finally a gallery on Pond Street, Hampstead which was its base for almost four decades. The 40 paintings of singers, string players, wind instruments and brass instruments spanning the 17th and 20th centuries were hung in the various rooms he occupied for many years.