WINES & SPIRITS SALE RESULTS

Our Wines, Spirits, Interiors & Clearance auction performed well, with items exceeding their estimates across the board!

The highest selling lot was a Cartier 18ct white gold ‘Love’ bangle, set with six diamonds each approx. 0.10, with its screwdriver and presentation box. A telephone bidder and two internet bidders competed for the lot, the internet seeing off the rest at £3,400!

Most valuable among the selection of whisky, a 75cl bottles of Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey bottled in 1985, no. 8337 did well. Consigned from a vendor in Grange, the production was strictly limited. With plenty of pre-sale interest, it sold to the internet for £1,100!

Whisky did well all round! Sourced from a private vendor in Shropshire, a litre bottle of Bowmore Islay Scotch single malt 12-year-old whisky in its gift box did well at £280. A 70cl decanter Glenfiddich ‘Ancient Reserve’ 18-year-old single malt sold for £120. A Justerini & Brooks ‘Knockando’ single malt scotch sold to the internet for £80.

Wine also sold strongly! A bottle of Chateau Lafite Pauillac 1953 sold for £260. Three bottles of Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar dated 1967 did well at £240. Two bottles from the same year sold collectively for £200. A bottle of Don Pascual Vino Tinto Viejo 1988 and four old bottles of Rioja sold for £90 to the room.

Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, a Mercier Roger et Cie Grande Champagne Brandy dated 1875 had the internet’s interest at £420!

Gold is still a firm favourite! A 9ct gold wristwatch in its case sold to the internet for £110. A Cartier style bangle marked 750 also caught the internet’s eye at £320!

Following on from our previous sales, mixed lots of jewellery are doing well. From a house clearance, two mirrored jewellery boxes and costume jewellery sold for £85.

A modern planished silver bowl, Sheffield 2001, sold for £85.

Rare books are doing well in our saleroom! Consigned from a local vendor, ‘The Seaman’s Daily Assistant’ by Thomas Haselden, published in Dublin 1774, sold to a commission bidder for £1,100!

A sleeper in our paintings section did well. A John Piper Ltd Edition Print 81 of 100, together with an amateur watercolour and print received plenty of pre-sale internet bids. Born in 1903, he was known for his abstract art and his work as an official war artist in WWII, recording the effects of the blitz on Britain’s buildings. The print sold for £550 to an internet bidder!

Storage furniture was a trend in this sale. Most valuable among them, a large filing cabinet with some damage sold to the internet for £320! Consigned locally, a Staverton 1954 Moss Partners filing chest in oak sold also did well at £240. A mahogany bookshelf sourced from a local house clearance received plenty of pre-sale and commission interest. It sold to an internet bidder for £180!

A reproduction captain’s chair had two determined room bidders battling it out, one landing the final bid at £150!

Our next auction is Vintage & Collectable Toys on 15th May. Entries for this sale are accepted 3rd, 7th and 8th May as we’re closed on the bank holiday.

We hope to see you then!

CURATED BY PFK AUCTION RESULTS

Our 24th April Curated Auction did well, with quite a few lots exceeding expectations!

The most wanted lot pre-sale didn’t disappoint, consigned from an Essex vendor on holiday in the lakes! An Edward Hersey (b. 1948) oil painting depicting a Farmyard scene with chicken, signed, in gilt swept frame had two telephone bidders and a commission bid competing! One of the telephone bidders won at £1,250!

Most valuable among the furniture, A William IV mahogany circular Rent/Library table consigned from a Cumbrian stately home, also received plenty of telephone and commission interest. Fitted with four real and four dummy drawers, one real drawer fitted with writing slope, it featured leaf capped bulbous column and platform base with paw feet. The telephone bidder won out at £1,000!

The collection of Royal Worcester performed well, all consigned by a retiring collector. A Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Stork’ vase painted by Walter Powell, with a green printed mark and date code for 1913, was snapped up by a commission bidder at £900! A ‘Highland Cattle’ vase painted by Harry Stinton with a green printed mark and date code for 1908 sold for £440.

Six pieces of Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Fruit’ miniatures did well, collectively selling for £525!

Most valuable among the selection of silver pin cushions, an extremely rare Edward VII ‘Recumbent Camel’ pin cushion by Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1903 sold for £800! A rare Edward VII silver and mother of pearl ‘Donkey & Cart’ pin cushion and basket by Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1909 sold to a telephone bidder for £420! The ‘Golden Pheasant’ pin cushion by Sampson Mordan & Co, Chester 1905 sold for £340! A ‘Hedgehog’ pin cushion by Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1904 sold for £190.

Several modern silver miniature tea sets did well. A George VI four-piece tea and coffee service with tray by Barker Brothers, Birmingham 1950/51 sold for £100 to the internet. Two Elizabeth II silver miniature sets did well collectively at £195.

Other examples of silver did well. A Victorian vinaigrette by Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1854 sold for £180. A George III silver pounce pot by William Bell, London 1816, sold for £150!

Sourced from a vendor in Dalston, a Balinese carved and painted wooden figure of Garuda and Wisnu did well at £280 to the internet!

Most valuable among the jewellery, a 18ct gold and platinum mounted diamond solitaire ring, approx. 0.3ct sold for £170 to the internet!

A A.W. Rich (1856-1921) ‘On The Canal’, Rickmansworth, signed with label verso sold for £80.

This sale also featured a large collection of framed early 19th Century Lakeland sketches and poems. Consigned by a South Lakes vendor who had originally purchased them from an auction in Penrith in 1980, most popular among the collection was ‘By Grasmire’, together with contemporaneous ink verse titled St John’s Vale and framed as one sold for £80 to the internet.

Our next auction is 1st May, featuring Wines & Spirits, Interiors & Clearance.

The next auction we’re accepting entries for is 15th May, featuring Vintage Toys, Collectables, Interiors & Clearance. You can bring your items to us on Friday 3rd May, Tuesday 7th May and Wednesday 8th May.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

BORDER FINE ARTS & BESWICK SALE RESULTS

Our 17th April auction featuring Border Fine Arts & Beswick performed well, with healthy prices and surprises across the board!

The highest selling lot surprised us all. Sourced from a house clearance in Maryport, a very large collection of CDs in six racks sold to the internet for £500!

Most valuable among the themed section, a Border Fine Arts Champion Mare & Foal captured the internet’s interest at £150. Consigned from a vendor in Penrith, a BFA Fox Hound L22 sold for £120! The Vanna, no. B0952 sold for £120. An Aberdeen Angus Bull B0773 sold for £130.

A Beswick Huntsman group consisting of a Huntsman, 4 hounds and a fox did well at £140 to the internet. Consigned from a local vendor, a Beswick Indian Chief performed well at £130. A Friesian Family and an extra bull did well at £120.

Violins are as popular as ever in our saleroom! a Hawkes & Son Professor violin sold to the internet for £440! A Stradivarius copy violin by A.A. Schlott (Saxony 1910) together with The ‘Molda’ case No.2 By Hawkes & Son performed well. Retailed by J Moffat Music Warehouse, Penrith, it sold for the same buyer for £380!

In the jewellery section, a vintage Smith & Son wristwatch exceeded expectations at £240! A Garrard 9ct gold presentation watch had the internet’s interest at £130! An Eterna-matic gents wristwatch sold to the internet for £110! Fragments of a yellow metal chain sold for £190 to the internet! Two 22ct wedding bands sold for £140. A 9ct gold wedding band and 2 signet rings with some damage sold for £120. A silver muffin dish and cover sold for £180.

Miscellaneous items had a few surprises in store! Various Staffordshire pottery groups shot past expectations at £180 to a commission bidder! 4 boxes of fixing tools sold for £130 to the room. A Scott Bicycle with Rohloff Hubb – sold for spares – shot past expectations at £110! From a house clearance in Grange, a volume of The Military History [DuBosc] Claude, sold to the internet for £170! Fables of Aesop [L’Estrange, Roger] dated 1692 sold for £150!

Most sought after in the paintings section, an Alex Fraser RSA oil on canvas did well. Bought from Sotheby’s London in the 1980s, it sold for £400 to the internet!

A Bakhtiari rug sold to the room at £170. A Caucasian runner sold for £110.

Most popular among the furniture, a Victorian walnut mirror-back credenza sold to the internet for £360. Not far behind, an eye-catching burr walnut dining room suite sold to the internet for £340.

Sourced from a vendor in Keswick, a mahogany press cupboard did well at £280 to the internet. A 19th Century fruitwood & elm chest with some wear sold for £200.

An unusual large pitch pine country house stick stand sold to the internet for £190! At the same level, a 19th Century monk’s seat sold to the internet for £190.

White goods performed well. Consigned from a house clearance, a Miele washing machine and dryer sold collectively for £380!

A row of wooden theatre/church seats captured the internet’s interest at £160! A Victorian mahogany chest did well at £110. Pine is as popular as ever in our saleroom! A pine dining table and 4 high back tartan print chairs sold for £100.

Our next auction is our 15th May auction featuring Vintage Toys, Collectables, Interiors & Clearance. Entries are accepted 3rd, 7th and 8th May as we’re closed on the Bank Holiday Monday.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

SPORTING, TAXIDERMY & NATURAL HISTORY SALE RESULTS

Our Sporting, Taxidermy, Natural History, Interiors & Clearance auction achieved fantastic results, with the themed section grossing £19,000! Always popular in our saleroom, this was our best sporting sale to date, the next scheduled for September!

We had a great selection of taxidermy in the auction, consigned from a retired taxidermist in County Durham, who had chosen to sell with us due to our sale results and professionalism. The highest selling lot featured in this collection, a Victorian taxidermy Osprey in a glazed pine case attracted plenty of interest. All of the bidding platforms competed for this lot, with a room bidder successful at £2,000!

A stag’s head with 12-point antlers, mounted on an oak shield caught the internet’s interest at £900!

Birds were the most attractive to the bidders. A Victorian Common Buzzard did well at £750! An antique snowy owl had plenty of phone bids, though the internet snapped it up at 480! Three cased snow buntings sold to a phone bidder at £360. Two cased spotted snipes also sold for £360. A black swan sold to the internet at £260!

Fish were also a prized subject. A mounted pike head sold to the internet for £700! A salmon by P.D Malloch from Perth sold for £440 to a commission bidder!

A mounted hare’s head, with a plaque for Newcastle & District Beagles 1932 sold to a bidder in New York for £380!

A stag head with some damage sold for £110.

A wildebeest hide did well at £110.

We had four Wilk caricatures in this sale. Consigned from a vendor in Penruddock, a John ‘Willk’ Wilkinson caricature titled ‘Drink’ sold for £200. From the same vendor, ‘Hest A Hod?’ Wilk caricature sold for £170. The others sold for a collective £290!

Three oval glass domes did well at £170. Two round glass domes sold for £110.

One of the most wanted lots pre-sale, an Eley Kynoch metal shotgun cartridge double-sided advertising sign sold for £500!

Following our recent RFD (Registered Firearms Dealer) certification, firearms did well with plenty of entries from across the county. A Laurona 12g over and under shotgun sold to the room at £200! A Webley Raider two shot PCP air rifle sold for £120. Two other air rifles did well. A BSA.177 sold to the room for £95. A BSA .22 sold to the internet for £70. A Cannon 16 bore shotgun 33822 sold for £95.

Watches fetched healthy prices. Consigned from a vendor in Lancashire, a ladies Rolex oyster watch sold to the room for £1,400! Omegas are still doing well! A Constellation Omega with date function sold for £240 to the internet. A Gents TW steel 703 chronograph watch sold for £110.

A pair of gold coloured metal pearl stud earrings and a quantity of costume jewellery sold to the internet for £100.

The miscellaneous section had quite a few surprises. A Drew & Sons of Piccadilly picnic basket set, similar to one in Windermere’s Jetty Museum sold for £440!

A German bayonet, together with a dagger and fighting knife sold for £170 to the internet! A Indonesian or Burmese sword attracted plenty of pre-sale interest, selling to the internet at £130!

Following on from our previous sales, two antiques Chinese watercolours on rice paper did well. The floral studies sold to a bidder in China for £340! From a vendor in Hawkshead, a watercolour of Milldown Bay by John Nesbitt sold for £120. Samplers are ever popular. A George III needlework sampler by Alice Whiteside, dated 19th January 1807 sold for £160, despite slight damage.

A pair of tartan curtains by Hunters of Brora sold to a phone bidder for £120.

Violins and their related items always do well in our saleroom! A silver mounted full size violin bow, branded Baush, sold for £150. Whilst from the same vendor, a selection of violins and parts made a combined £80!

A Tifosi bike together with a Frontiera bike sold for £100 to the internet.

Most valuable amongst the furniture, six Arts & Crafts chairs and 2 stools with leather straps consigned from a local house clearance sold to the room at £750!

Chairs in particular did well. Consigned from a local vendor, a brown hide club chair sold for £200. A large Chesterfield four-seater settee with Egyptian design sold to the internet for £140! Consigned from a vendor in Appleby, a cast iron bench sold for £240. A conservatory suite sold for £100 to the room.

From a vendor in Dalston, a sleigh double bed sold to the internet for £360.

A Georgian 2 drawer console table sold for £110 to the internet.

Our next auction is Border Fine Arts & Beswick, Interiors & Clearance on 17th April. Entries are accepted 8-10th April.

Our next curated auction is 24th April: The Outsiders: Celebrating Society’s Margins. If you are interested in consigning to this auction, please contact the office on 01768 890 781 or info@pfkauctions.co.uk

We hope to see you for our next sale!

 

MILITARIA SALE RESULTS

Our Militaria, Interiors & Clearance auction did well, with quite a few lots performing above their estimates!

The highest selling lot was a Suzuki AN400K2 Burgman Scooter at £480 to the room.

Most valuable among the Militaria, a Japanese NCO Katana did well with the internet at £340! Consigned from Hospice at Home, three sets of WWII medals sold to an internet bidder at £200! From a vendor in Keswick, a quantity of German badges sold for £180! A brass handled sword bayonet sold to the internet at £100!

The jewellery section had multiple lots soaring past their estimates. Omegas are ever popular in our saleroom! A Constellation automatic gents wristwatch sold for £320.

A 18ct white gold diamond half hoop eternity ring sold to the room for £240. An Edwardian white metal and green stone full eternity ring sold for £130!

Most valuable amongst the bracelets, a 9ct gold and yellow metal charm bracelet sold to a commission bid at £200.

A Georgian enamel patch box shot past expectations at £150.

Heat-treated gemstones did well! Most valuable among them, a cushion cut 6.02ct sapphire sold to the internet for £140! The other eleven lots sold for a collective £975!

Four lots of mixed costume jewellery did well, selling for a collective £580!

Miscellaneous items proved popular. Consigned from a vendor in Dalston, a striking pair of London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony ‘Dove’ wings, no.64 of 75 did well with a room bidder at £280!

Collectable books are proving popular. An early 20th Century reissue of The National Sports of Great Britain by Henry Alken sold to the room for £270. Two Humphreys [H.N.] volumes sold well, British Moths and British Butterflies, collectively made £340! 13 Patrick O’Brian novels, Folio Society Editions with their slip cases sold to the room for £170! The Birds of the British Isles, series 3 sold for £120 to the room!

Two Indonesian bronze Hindu figures of Shiva and Vishnu did well, collectively selling for £320!

A K5 bandsaw proved popular with the room at £190.

A plaster pig figure soared past its estimate at £110!

The paintings section performed well in this sale. A Francis Boxall watercolour of a reclining female shot up on the internet to £300! From a house clearance in Grange, a Chinese painted silk panel of a still life did well at £240 to the room. A Chinese painted silk panel of cranes sold to the room at £140! A large rosewood frame with a damaged print of the Duke of Wellington sold for £110!

Most sought after among the furniture, a pair of teak and black metal Ladderack style bookcases sold to a telephone bidder for £260!

Consigned from a vendor in Dalston, a Philippino hardwood refectory style table sold for £250.

A highly carved and pierced Burmese 3-fold room screen captured the internet’s eye at £240.

A Chinese hardwood plant stand with marble inset attracted plenty of pre-sale interest. It didn’t disappoint at £220!

Sourced from a vendor in Kirkby Stephen, a Victorian hall stand sold to the internet for £190.

A Sycamore topped 2 drawer kitchen table with elm/ash base sold to the room for £160.

A teak sideboard proved popular with the internet at £110.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

FINE FURNITURE, RUGS & CARPETS SALE RESULTS

Our 6th March auction, specialising in Fine Furniture, Rugs & Carpets, Interiors & Clearance did well, with quite a few items soaring past their estimates!

The star of the show, an Arts & Crafts oak single bed in the manner of CFA Voysey, sourced from a house clearance in Ulverston had plenty of pre-sale interest. The bed featured a carved headboard with the motto ‘Rise When The Day Dawns, Bed When The Night Falls’. A double bed of similar design by Voysey is part of the furnishings of The Orchard, Chorleywood, Herts.  A room bidder secured it at £1,400!

Not far behind, a pair of George III silver oval two-handed sauce tureens attracted plenty of pre-sale interest. Consigned from a vendor in Grange, a telephone bidder won at £1,000!

A set of 3 1960s silver novelty frog condiments drew in plenty of bids. Designed by Richard Comyns, two telephone bidders competed against the room. The room won at £600! A silver vesta case, together with a pair of plated coasters and other mixed items sold to the room for £150.

Following on from our previous auctions, Omegas are still doing well! A gents Seamaster automatic wristwatch sold to the internet for £360! A ladies Omega De Ville 9ct gold watch and a pulsar watch sold for £180.

Gold is still doing well in our saleroom! A 9ct gold chain with bloodstone swivel fob sold for £600 to a commission bidder. A gold coloured metal muff chain with spare link sold for £180. A 9ct gold two-chain bracelet with a heart padlock sold for £180. An 18ct gold diamond cluster ring sold for £170! A 19th Century gold coloured metal carnelian seal with gold coloured metal chain sold for £140!

Numerous lots of ceramics fetched healthy prices. From a private vendor in Grange, a Beswick Huntsman on a standing horse, 8 fox hounds and 2 small foxes, with some restoration did well at £270.

Consigned from a local vendor, a large quantity of Royal Worcester Evesham pattern tea and dinner wares sold for £260. A nine-piece dinner service together with a twelve-piece tea service sold to the internet for £240! A pair of baluster table lamps of Oriental design sold for £140.

Quite a few miscellaneous lots did well! A longcase clock by A Simpson, Cockermouth, caught the internet’s eye at £400! A selection of hand bags shot past expectations at £240 to the internet!

Consigned from a private vendor in Penrith, a Treen dairy bowl and scotch hands sold for £200. A pair of Chinese bronze vases sold to the internet for £200. A book titled The Salmon Fly by George M. Kelson, signed by the author sold for £180. A Victorian oak canteen of cutlery sold at £170 to the internet.

Following on from our curated sale, the paintings section is achieving fantastic results! Most valuable among the oil paintings, an 18th/19th Century painting on wooden panel, depicting a lion in a landscape, despite some damage it sold for £700 to the internet!

Consigned from a vendor in Grange, a 19th Century Neapolitan school gouache – Isola Di Nisida sold to a room bidder at £550! An engraving after Van Dyck, depicting Petrus Breugel sold to the internet for £240! A 19th Century oil painting, depicting the ruins of Brougham castle, sold to the room for £170. An etching of a shipping scene by W.L. Wyllie sold for £150 to the internet!

A late 19th/early 20th Century French oil on mahogany panel of a reclining nude, despite some damage sold for £130!

Most valuable among the rugs, a large Hamadan runner with some damage sold to an internet bid from New York at £380! A Karabagh rug sold to the same bidder at £260.

In the furniture section, a small lambing chair consigned from a vendor in Kendal sold for £260.

From a vendor in Barrow, an oak double leg refectory table by Chapmans Siesta of Carlisle, with eight ladder back chairs sold for £220. Four gadrooned garden urns sold for £280. Sourced from a house clearance in Grange, a set of four beechwood kitchen chairs did well at £160. A pair of 19th Century painted pine pier cabinets sold for £200.

Our next auction is 20th March, Militaria by Air, Land & Sea, Interiors & Clearance. Entries are accepted 11th– 13th March.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

ECLECTIC COLLECTOR CURATED AUCTION RESULTS

Our 27th February Eclectic Collector’s auction, the first Curated sale of the year was a fantastic success, with 83 lots grossing £30,000!

We had several Alfred de Breanski paintings in the sale, all of which attracted four telephone bids and plenty of internet interest!

Alfred de Breanski Senior (1852-1928), known for his idyllic and dramatic landscapes on oil on canvas, usually of rural Wales and Scotland. Several of his works were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London between 1872-1918.

The highest selling lot was one of his oil paintings, ‘A Valley of Silver Birch N.B.’ which had four telephone bids competing against the internet! Consigned from a house clearance in Grange, it attracted plenty of pre-sale interest, with slight wear but otherwise in good condition. It sold to one of the phone bidders for £6,900!

It was not the only painting to capture the phone’s interest.

From the same vendor, an oil by James Durden (1878-1964) titled ‘Irene’ also proved popular, selling for £3,500 to the same buyer!

James Durden was an English artist known for his portraits and landscapes.  He studied at the Manchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, and lived in Whitehaven and Keswick for several years.

Another Breanski oil titled ‘Near Callender, N.B.’ in good condition, with its original frame undisturbed to the back, sold for £2,600! At the same level, a Breanski titled ‘The Banks of the Teith, N.B.’, also in its original, undisturbed condition, sold to the same buyer for £2,600!

A Harold H. Piffard (fl. 1895-1903) oil titled ‘Caesar’s Wife’, attracted the internet’s eye at £1,300!

Consigned from a vendor in Grange, an unusual L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) signed limited edition print of Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, number 784 of 850, sold to a gallery at £1,000!

A Trevor Haddon oil ‘In a Venetian Courtyard’ sold to a commission bid for £700!

A Denton Welch (1915-1948) pen and ink sketch of an interior scene had the internet’s eye at £300.

Books also did well. 72 19th Century leather bound Art Journal volumes, circa 1850-1890 sold to a bidder in Australia for £1,200!

A Celestial Atlas, published by G.B. Whittaker, London 1822 from the Grange house clearance sold to a telephone bidder for £750!

A 19th Century Irish inlaid rosewood chess and backgammon board by Austin in Dublin was snapped up by an internet bid at £360!  A 19th Century deeply carved ivory cameo depicting Bacchanalian putti sold for £300 to the internet!

A striking Victorian mahogany Lazy Susan, worded to rim ‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread’ and centre armorial worded ‘Nunquam Obliviscar’ sold for £240 to the internet!

Consigned from a vendor in Grange, a near pair of late Victorian/early 20th Century mounted Sable Antelope skulls had the internet’s eye at £240!

A George III mahogany serpentine fronted knife box, rare with its inner liner included sold for £220.

Most valuable among the furniture, an 18th Century panelled oak livery cupboard from a private vendor in Waitby sold to the room at £900!

Danish furniture is still trending in our saleroom! A France & Daverkosen of Copenhagen ‘Minerva’ or ‘Long John’ teak and rattan two tier coffee table sold to a telephone bidder at £400! A set of 5 Randers Moebelfabrik Danish teak dining chairs sold to the room for £250.

From a vendor in Cockermouth, a Dux of Sweden ‘Karin’ chromed steel armchair and rare matching footstool sold for £650 to a commission bidder!

Most popular among the Ercol, a 1960s dark finish elm day bed sold to the internet for £400!

From the house clearance in Grange, an early 18th Century oak side table did well at £300.

Our next curated auction is 24th April: The Outsiders: Celebrating Society’s Margins. If you are interested in consigning to this auction, please contact the office on 01768 890 781 or info@pfkauctions.co.uk

We hope to see you for our next sale!

CLOCKS, POCKET WATCHES, SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS SALE RESULTS

Our 20th February auction, Clocks, Pocket Watches, Scientific Instruments, Interiors & Clearance was a great success, with quite a few surprises!

Two items in the watch section were the most valuable. Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, an 18ct gold cased open faced pocket watch and silver case sold for £800 to a room bidder! A George IV mahogany balloon bracket clock by Ezekiel of Exeter also proved popular. Overhauled by Clock Tower Antiques in Morecambe last year, it came with its original key and winding handle, it sold for £800!

Pocket watches did well. Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, an 10ct gold cased half Hunter Waltham pocket watch sold for £380 to the room! Consigned from a house clearance in Grange, a striking 18th Century shagreen and gold coloured metal pair cased verge pocket watch did well. Made by Robert Green of Liverpool, the internet and the room battled it out. The room won at £320!  An 18k gold Swiss open face ladies pocket watch sold to the internet at £280.

Most popular among the long-case clocks, a Thomas Milner, Wigan oak long case eight-day clock sold for £170. Not far behind, a 19th Century oak long-case by J King of Salterforth did well at £150.

Vintage mechanical wristwatches always do well in our auctions, and a 1950s Gents universal Pole Router (sold with another watch) sold well, selling to the internet for £360.

A Harding & Bazeley – Cheltenham spherical weight clock, no. 94 sold for £380 to the internet.

Consigned from the house clearance in Grange, a Victorian black slate mantel clock by Frodsham, of Egyptian revival design sold for £260.

Most valuable among the barometers, a Goldsmiths and Silversmiths barometer in a silver mounted case did well at £160.

A 19th Century brass theodolite sold for £160 to the room.

Most popular among the silver, a George III silver teapot, marked London 1789, possibly by John Robins, sold for £340 to the room! A silver three-piece bachelors tea set sold for £240 to the internet. Not far behind, an Edward VII silver hip flask sold for £220! Two hallmarked silver cockerels sold for £160!

Gold is fetching healthy prices! Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, a 9ct gold and yellow metal charm bracelet did well at £680! An 18ct gold diamond 3 stone ring, 0.7 carats sold for £480. A 9ct gold hollow stiff bracelet sold for £180 to the room! A pair of 14k cufflinks sold for £140 to the room.

Sovereigns are still popular with our room buyers. A 1893 Victoria sovereign with pendant mount sold for £250! A 1913 George V sovereign sold for £190. A 1892 Victoria shield back half-sovereign sold for £160.

We had a range of surprises across our miscellaneous items!  A British Chess magazine issued Staunton pattern chess set and board proved popular at £420!

Chinese items are doing well. A Chinese teapot and Imari style plates sold for £280 to the room. A Sony Dynasty bowl and stand and ink block sold for £190! A hand-painted Famille Rose tea set sold to the internet for £180! A pair of Chinese snuff bottles sold at £120 to the internet!

A Grundig Super-Hi-Fi music system and LPs sold to the room at £160.

Wemyss ware is still popular. A pig with its foot restored exceeded expectations at £130 to the internet!

A J.F. Slater oil of a landscape scene did well at £220!

A Colman’s Mustard advertising print, with some damage, sold for £130!

Bechstein pianos always sell well in our auction. Consigned from a vendor in Appleby, an upright piano, model 8, missing its music stand captured the internet’s interest at £550!

Pine is still fetching healthy prices. Sourced from a vendor in Appleby, a farmhouse table with sycamore top proved popular at £380! A Regency press cupboard sold to the internet at £220. A large kitchen cupboard sold for £180.

Receiving plenty of pre-sale interest, an oak settle with carved panels sold to the internet for £360! A carved oak hall seated with a carved iron mask central boss did well at £190. Another item which attracted internet interest, a Regency ebonised and silvered stool, reportedly from the Chatsworth estate, sold for £300.

A pair of tartan covered armchairs attracted the internet’s attention at £220.  Ten rush seated spindle back chairs sold for £170 to the internet.

Ercol is still popular at our saleroom! A dining table and six chairs sold for £220.

A G-Plan floating top teak dressing table sold for £190.

Consigned from a Keswick vendor, an oak Arts & Crafts glazed cupboard did well at £170.

A George III mahogany secretaire bookcase had the internet’s interest at £160.

Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, a Victorian walnut cylindrical pot cupboard caught the internet’s eye at £130!

Our next sale is The Eclectic Collector’s Curated auction on 27th February.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

VALENTINES JEWELLERY, SILVER, WRISTWATCHES SALE RESULTS

Our 6th February auction, Valentines Jewellery, Silver, Wristwatches, Interiors & Clearance auction proved to be our best ever Interiors auction, including a single owner collection of Omega watches totalling £11,000!

The Omegas, consigned by a West Cumbrian vendor, attracted plenty of bidders across all of our bidding platforms! Most valuable among them, a 1950s gents Omega 18k gold cased automatic wristwatch had the phone competing against the internet. The phone won at £750! A 1950s ladies Omega 18k gold cased wristwatch also did well at £550 to an internet bidder! A 1960s/70s gents Omega Constellation automatic wristwatch sold for £500 to a room bidder! A 1950s gents Omega stainless steel cased wristwatch with a rose gold bezel, refinished in black, sold for £500 to a phone bidder!

Most valuable among the rings, a striking 18ct gold diamond and sapphire cluster ring did well, consigned by a vendor from Kendal. Catching the internet’s eye with the 1.1 carats sapphire and 1.05 carats worth of diamonds, it sold to a bidder from Malta at £1,500!

A stylish yellow metal diamond and sapphire Art Deco ring also proved popular. Consigned by a North Cumbrian vendor, following a charity valuation event by auctioneer Michael Roberts, it sold to the same bidder at £700!

A 19th Century walnut and mother-of-pearl sewing set, in the form of a writing slope caught the room’s attention at £220!

An 18ct gold diamond and ruby cluster ring sold for £150.

Gold is still fetching healthy prices.  A large linked bracelet with heart shaped padlock, clasp marked 375 sold for £190. A 9ct gold two-chain bracelet with a heart padlock sold for £180 to a commission bidder. A 9kt chain and 9ct gold T-bar sold for £160. Sourced from a house clearance in Portinscale, an unusual gold false teeth plate sold for £150 to the room.

The miscellaneous section had quite a few surprises for us! The highest selling lot, a folding Brompton bike (one of the first 400 made) attracted both the room and internet’s interest. Sourced from the Portinscale clearance, the internet won at £3,100! Quilts did well in this sale. Two lots of hand-stitched quilts sold collectively for £400! Consigned from a Penrith vendor, a stained-glass window with a floral design sold to the internet for £190! Consigned from a vendor in Appleby, a KSIA Keswick School copper post box sold for £140!

A Scheaffer fountain pen and four others sold for £130! Two Beswick Huntsmen figures sold for £120. A Peter Worswick pastel titled ‘Reminiscing’ sold for £120.  A collection of various Beatrix Potter books circa 1910 sold to the internet at £110.

The internet snapped up an embroidered table runner with foliate design at £100.

Carrying on from our previous sales, Militaria is performing well. Consigned from a vendor in Keswick, a French officer’s 11mm calibre pistol sold for £110. A group of WW1 medals to Corporal H. Ford sold for £110.

Most valuable among the furniture, an 18th century Eastern Tibetan painted and panelled wood cabinet sold for £1,300! An 18th Century Chinese stained and panelled wood Medicine chest, fitted with thirty-nine drawers, each with gilt decorated and labelled fronts also did well. It sold to the room for £400!

A Fischel Bentwood plant stand captured the internet’s eye at £320! A Bechstein Model V rosewood veneered grand piano in need of restoration sold for £300.

An oak shop counter proved popular sold for £300. A pair of Victorian tub shaped armchairs sold for £190 to the internet. A pine chest of drawers sold for £130. A 1970s teak sideboard did well at £110.

Our next auction is Clocks, Pocket Watches, Scientific Instruments, Interiors & Clearance on 20th February. Entries are accepted 11th-13th February.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

WINTER SPORTS & EXPLORATION SALE RESULTS

Our 23rd January Winter Sports, Exploration, Interiors & Clearance auction fetched healthy prices with quite a few surprises!

The highest selling lot was a framed and signed photograph of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. It was given to the former owner in 1976 by a relation of Neil Armstrong who lived in Penrith, and had met the astronaut when visiting America. It received a flurry of internet bids, selling at £520!

The large single owner collection of mountaineering and Cumbrian interest books sold well at a collective £2,500. The most popular of which were two volumes of The Imperial Gazetteer by W.G. Blackie, together with the companion volume The Imperial Atlas at £280 to the internet!  An Authentic Account of the Occupation of Carlisle in 1745 by George Gill Mounsey sold for £90 to the internet.

Mountaineering and climbing equipment sold well, including a High-Altitude sleeping bag and other shot up on the internet at £180, and a pair of Serel snow boots at £75, as well as North Face and Kelly Hansen jackets all selling well.

From a local vendor, 30 Chromolithographs of UK & Ireland dated 1879 sold for £110! 33 Victorian maps of the world dated 1882-1897 sold for £90.

Jewellery proved popular. A delicate Edwardian seed pearl choker necklace sold to the internet for £180. Amber beads weren’t far behind at £170. A lot of various misc jewellery proved popular with the room at £160. Two silver and tortoiseshell trinket boxes sold to the room for £150.

Miscellaneous items did well. Sourced from a vendor in Dufton, a pair of Victorian gilded blue glass vases of Mannerist design, both with some damage sold to a commission bid for £320! A Victorian Officers Dress Sword by F.W. Flight sold for £220 to the internet.  Consigned from a vendor in Plumpton, a pair of deer antlers mounted on an oak shield sold for £120 to the internet! An unusual East Persian/Turkmenistan rug sold for £220 after a flurry of internet bids.

Following on from the success of the Waltzer boards in our last sale, the two hand-painted examples did well at £120 to the room. A Victorian cased taxidermy display of partridges proved popular with an internet buyer at £110! A vintage wooden railway porters trolley sold for £110. An Oak Art Nouveau small wall cabinet sold to the room for £100. A slipware bird whistle proved popular with the room at £100. A quantity of old gold theatre curtains did well at £100.

Most valuable among the furniture, a French side table captured the internet’s interest at £500!

Consigned from a vendor in Penrith, a Victorian oak dresser and rack wasn’t far behind at £460!

The most successful items came from a single house clearance in Cockermouth. A Scandinavian teak cabinet sold for £400 to an online buyer! A 1950s yellow painted kitchen cabinet and kitchen table achieved £240! A pair of Scandinavian rosewood coffee tables received plenty of pre-sale interest, selling for £150! A late Victorian mahogany break front bookcase proved popular with the internet at £200.

Sourced from a Penrith vendor, a Globe Wernicke oak four tier stacking bookcase did well at £320! From the same vendor, a pine kitchen cupboard sold for £120.

A Wood Bros sofa and cushions sold to the room for £220! Three lots of 6 metal framed folding chairs did well, collectively selling for £250! A Victorian glazed oak bookcase 592 sold for £200.

Our next sale is Valentines Jewellery, Silver & Wristwatches, followed by Interiors & Clearance 6th February. Entries are invited 28th-30th January.

We hope to see you for our next sale!

VEHICLES, PARTS, INTERIORS & CLEARANCE RESULTS

Our 9th January Vehicles, Parts, Interiors & Clearance did well, attracting plenty of bidders and fetching healthy prices!

The car section performed well, with one room bidder snapping up all three sold cars! The 2008 Mercedes Benz CLC 200 CDI in black with 61k sold for £2,500. The 2006 Mazda MX-5 black convertible, with 57k miles sold for £2,200. The red 1990 Toyota MR2 with 146k on the clock sold for £900.

We had several lots of cameras this time around, the most valuable sourced from a West Cumbrian deceased estate. A Leica m6 together with a Leica mini-lux attracted plenty of pre-sale interest, with plenty of commission bids and a telephone bid from Singapore. The internet snapped it up at £1,600!

Four boxes of camera equipment also captured the internet’s interest at £280.

Most valuable among the furniture, a Mouseman oak corner cupboard, consigned from a local vendor sold to the internet for £1,600!

Most popular among the jewellery, a ladies stainless steel Tudor wristwatch sold for £220 to the internet. A George V silver tea set performed well at £210. A Georg Jensen silver circular butterfly brooch, no. 283, sold to the internet at £160.

Receiving plenty of pre-sale interest, several lots of poison/chemist’s bottles did well. Collectively, they made £390! A Chinese blue and white porcelain Crackleware vase and a Victorian Losol ware flow blue pottery jug sold to the internet for £140! Six Spode ‘Stafford Flowers’ cabinet plates sold for £110.

All the way from London, two fairground themed lots didn’t disappoint! 3 Waltzer boards sold to the internet for £110! A painted wooden fairground ‘To Win’ sign received plenty of competitive bidding, the room against the internet. The room won at £240!

Despite their poor condition, a pair of 19th Century oil paintings depicting a middle aged couple, in gilt frames caught the internet’s eye at £110!

Anatomical posters proved popular. Two large vintage St John’s Ambulance lithographs scrolls, illustrations by J. Teck sold collectively for £155! A 19th Century W & AK Johnston’s Anatomical Chart sold for £70.

Most wanted among the furniture after the Mouseman cupboard was a modern chair, settee and footstool set from a deceased estate. The lot received numerous enquiries and bids. The telephone competed against the room, the room won at £480, with the proceeds going to Age UK, consigned from a large house clearance in Cockermouth!

A large Victorian mahogany open front breakfront bookcase sold for £420!

Several musically themed lots did well. A 19th Century Bell & Piano Co sold for £140 to the internet. A pair of Quad ESL-63 speakers did well at £130. A Steinmetz boudoir grand piano consigned from a North East deceased estate with some damage sold for £110.

Five vintage fuse theatre lights in a green trunk sold for £180 to the internet.  A quantity of Home Cinema films, projectors and a Super 8 max projector sold for £120.

Pine is still proving popular. A glazed 16 drawer haberdashery cabinet sold to the internet for £280. A Victorian cricket table sold for £140. A six foot pine table went for £110.

A Lawrence Langley (Carlisle) bespoke solid oak dresser sold for £200 to the room.  A large Victorian cast iron fire place sold for £170, one of three Victorian cast iron fireplaces which all sold well.

The next sale will be Winter Sports & Exploration, followed by Interiors & Clearance on 23rd January. Entries are invited 14-16th January, suitable entries include climbing books, ice axes, walking boots, ski equipment and more!

We hope to see you for our next sale!

TOOLS & MACHINERY SALE RESULTS

Our 19th December Tools & Machinery sale did well, with some items in the themed section fetching more than their retail prices!

Items for this sale were consigned by private vendors across the county, with many tools sourced from a deceased estate in Dalton-in-Furness, together with other estates in Barrow, Hawkshead and Lazonby. The sale attracted plenty of new room bidders for the tools and machinery section, providing the internet and the phone with plenty of competition!

Most valuable among the machinery was a TL Sedgwick table saw which sold after the sale for £900!

A jet wood turning lathe and box of accessories consigned from a deceased estate shot past its estimated £150-200 at £380!

From the same vendor, a Swedish Sjobergs woodwork bench wasn’t far behind. It captured the internet’s interest at £360, well above its £100-150 estimate!

The most wanted lot on the-saleroom.com didn’t disappoint. A box of Swiss-made carving chisels received plenty of pre-sale interest, with the room bidding against the internet. The internet won at £340!

A box of lathe chucks sold to the internet for £140, well above the estimated £50-100! Ten wood-turning chisels sold for £130 to the room, above the £50-80 estimate!

Consigned from a local vendor, a small Victorian pine bank of labelled drawers soared past its £70-100 estimate at £320!

The internet snapped up a small metal tool parts box for £120. A Stihl chainsaw also sold to the internet for £100.

A Scheppach Basato 3h vario electric band saw held the room’s attention. It breezed past its £60-80 estimate at £220!

The room fetched numerous lots healthy prices! A jet thickness planer sold for £140. An electric Tormet T3 sharpening wheel sold for £130. A Leigh super jig 240v sold for £120. A Jet electric bench disc sander sold for £120. A Scheppach oval sander sold for £120. A Jet Air filtration system sold for £100! Eleven wood turning chisels sold for £120, well above the £50-80 estimate! A set of sixteen carving chisels sold for £100.

An Airshield Pro Respirator plus one other helmet sold to a telephone bidder at £120!

Most valuable among the jewellery was a ladies 9ct gold Omega De Ville wristwatch, which sold to a commission bid at £360. A 9ct gold watch chain weighing 25.5 grams sold for £250 to a commission bidder. A selection of seven Victorian and later gold brooches, mostly gem set sold for £160 to the room.

Miscellaneous items did well. Four unframed local maps – Greenwood, Bleau & Cary did well, with competitive bidding from all platforms! The internet won out at £260! A Cyclotricity electric bike with some damage sold to the room for £180.

The internet won quite a few items in this section! A Nikon D3200 camera and flash units sold for £150. A Wainwright signed print ‘Catbells’ sold for £150. A box of Beatles ephemera sold for £140. Two Singer sewing machines sold for £130. A 1920s mahogany cased Chappell upright piano, no. 65143 sold for £180!

Most popular among the furniture was an Ercol ‘Giraffe’ room divider, which sold to the internet for £300! Consigned from a vendor in Alston, a pine glazed 16 drawer haberdashery cabinet sold to the internet for £260.

Oak was popular this time around. Consigned from a vendor in Hartsop, six Derbyshire oak chairs sold just above the £160-200 estimate to an online bidder for £220. A hall seat sold for £170 to the room.  A three-tier stacking bookcase sold to the internet for £150. A carved bookshelf with two drawers soared above its £70-100 estimate at £160 to a room bid. Consigned from a vendor in London, a large Edwardian bookcase with provenance reputedly from the British Library sold online for £120!

An Edwardian inlaid Davenport sold for £130 to a commission bidder. A vintage Hygena kitchenette from a vendor in Kirkby Stephen received plenty of pre-sale room interest, selling to a commission bid at £120. Two lots of six folding metal framed chairs did well, collectively selling for £230! Four Victorian re-upholstered dining chairs sold for £115.

Our first sale of 2019 is 9th January Autoparts & Vintage Vehicles. The Interiors & Clearance auction will follow immediately afterwards, carrying onto Thursday depending on the number of lots. We hope to see you then!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at PFK!

WINES, SPIRITS & JEWELLERY SALE RESULTS

Our 5th December auction featuring Wines, Spirits & Jewellery did well, with quite a few lots in the packed saleroom exceeding their estimates!

The highest selling lot was a Chad Valley remote control car and a Meccano clockwork car, which sped past its £100-150 estimate at £520!

Sourced from a local house clearance, a Charles Wyatt Warren impasto of a river landscape wasn’t far behind. It received plenty of pre-sale enquiries, and a flurry commission interest as well as internet pre-bids! It sold to an internet bidder for £500!

Consigned to us from a local vendor, a pair of Georgian white metal and horn spectacles with shagreen case attracted plenty of interest. Competitive bidding from a telephone bid from New Zealand and a commission bidder had the hammer fall to the telephone at £420!

Most popular in the wine section was 3 bottles of Gaston Hochar Chateau Musar which sold for £200. Three similar bottles dated 1983 sold for £170.

Most valuable amongst the whisky was a Buchanan’s Black and White blended scotch whisky. It shot past its £50-80 estimate at £180!

The star among the ceramics section was a pair of Fischer Budapest pottery vases. Found in a local house clearance, they soared to £200 to an internet bidder in Hungary!

Four blue and white transfer printed plates raced past the £20-30 estimate at £110!

The miscellaneous section fetched a few surprises. A Georgian ladle, berry spoon and 2 teaspoons soared past the £15-20 estimate at £130! A Victorian plated tea service with matching tray sold for £150, above the estimated £60-80. A 19th Century brass and glass oil lamp, estimated at £50-80 sold for 180. A similar one sold for £190! A Georgian three-story townhouse doll’s house and quantity of doll’s house furniture captured the room’s interest at £110! From a local deceased estate, two volumes of British Seaweeds by Gatty sold to the internet at £130. A quantity of cameras did well, shooting past the estimated £10-20 at £280!

From a deceased estate, an Endorfin Speed R bicycle shot past its £20-40 estimate at £260! From the same vendor, a Avanti Pro Hammer bicycle sold for £70.

Turntables and Hi-Fis did well. A Technics SL-120 turntable sold for £170!  A Quad FM tuner and Quad amp soared past its £10-15 estimate at £170! A quad power amp also shot to £150! A Devon stacking music system with Tannoy speakers sold for £100.

The impasto was not the only painting that caught bidders’ interest. A C.H. Harrison watercolour of a pastoral landscape dated 1881 sold for £150, well above the £60-80 estimate. Three small Italian oils including Blue Grotto sold for £120 to a commission bidder. A large photograph of the 7th Parachute Battalion, taken on the 2nd Anniversary in 1944 shot past its £50-70 estimate at £120 to an internet bidder!

Most popular among the rugs was an antique Kazak rug flew past its £80-120 estimate at £250 to a commission bidder.

Furniture performed well, attracting plenty of bids both in the room and online. From a local house clearance, a 19th Century Sorrento Ware table soared past its £50-70 estimate at £160. From the same vendor, a pair of mahogany stools with tapestry seats sold for £320 to the internet, well above the £60-80 estimate! A 19th Century elm seated Windsor chair captured the room’s interest. It received a flurry of bids, selling for £190.

The most wanted lot on the-saleroom.com didn’t disappoint! A P Jeppesen Danish Armchair by Grete Jalk received competitive bids between a telephone bidder and online. It sold to an internet bidder for £320!

Following on from our recent sale success with bamboo, a Victorian bamboo cabinet shot past its £20-40 estimate at £110 to the room!

A carved oak fire surround, possibly by Gillows sold for £220 to a telephone bidder, well above the £70-100 estimate!

A school bench shot past its £20-40 estimate at £110! From the same vendor, a brass and iron fireplace captured the internet’s attention. It soared past its £60-100 estimate at £240!

From a local vendor, a Victorian pine compactum wardrobe sold for £240, well above the £30-40 estimate!

Ercol is still doing well in our saleroom. A light elm side table estimated at £70-100 sold for £190 to an internet bidder!

A reproduction oak nest of tables sold for £110, above the estimated £40-60. A pair of oak columns performed well above the £50-100 estimate at £200!

The next sale will be 19th December featuring Tools & Machinery. Entries are accepted 10th-12th December.

We hope to see you then!