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Arts Sotheby's Thomas Goode & Co. Auction Offers Luxury Tableware For The First Time In 200 Years

Sotheby's Thomas Goode & Co. Auction Offers Luxury Tableware For The First Time In 200 Years

Sotheby's Thomas Goode & Co. Auction Offers Luxury Tableware For The First Time In 200 Years
Sèvres dinner service made for Napoleon I is part of the auction (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
By Jianne Soriano
By Jianne Soriano
January 06, 2021
Highlights of the Sotheby's auction include rare tableware from royal households and families such as Queen Mary's Dolls House dinner service and royal glassware celebrating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Family followers and The Crown fans can finally get their hands on exclusive and rare collectables. Thomas Goode & Co.––home to some of the world's finest tableware, china, silver and crystal and tableware designer for emperors, tsars, kings, queens and maharajas––is opening up its collection for the first time in 200 years for an online auction with Sotheby's called Thomas Goode: Preparing for the Next 200 Years. The collection comprises of over nearly two centuries of production and collection which Thomas Goode have mostly stored unseen in the attics and vaults—until now.

Highlights of the sale include a coronation cup made to celebrate Edward VIII's coronation, which unfortunately never happened, Thomas Goode's own copy of a miniature dinner service commissioned for Queen Mary's famous Dolls' House at Windsor and a lot called "The Emperor's Table", which includes a complete Sèvres dinner service made for Napoleon I, a magnificent St. Louis chandelier and a mahogany dining table with 12 carved chairs from the reign of George IV.

If that's not enough to entice you, also included are a beautifully detailed collection of 30 lots of historic royal glassware, celebrating the coronations and jubilees of Queen Elizabeth II, her father George IV and grandfather Edward VII.

See also: Queen Elizabeth II Wears A Special Brooch For Her 73rd Anniversary Portrait With Prince Philip

The Emperor's Table tablescapes by Fiona Leahy (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
Sèvres dinner service made for Napoleon I (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
Napoleon' Is Sèvres dinner service at 19 South Audley Street (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
Coronation cup designed to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII
Queen Mary's Dolls' House (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
The Ruby Vase, commemorating the coronation of George VI (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
Archive records for George VI's coronation cup (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
Archive records for Edward VIII's coronation cup (Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's)
 

"While delving into Thomas Goode’s vaults and attics to draw out these historic pieces for sale, we have been transported back in time to the grand table settings and elegant dinners of a seemingly bygone era, evoked by the likes of Downton Abbey and The Crown. However, all trends come back around, and in recent months, we have been watching in delight as leading magazines and social media platforms—these modern arbiters of taste—have been flooded with images of exquisitely detailed tables, signalling the return to quality, and to our designs once more," said Johnny Sandelson, chairman of Thomas Goode & Co.

Sotheby's auction will present these vintage pieces and collectables alongside fine tableware and dinner services in an online sale opening for bidding until January 8, 2021 at Sotheby's.com/ThomasGoode.

See also: The Most Expensive Watches Worn By Royalty

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