Our 29th May Art & Design, Interiors & Clearance auction fetched healthy prices, with surprises across the board!

The highest selling lot was a Victorian three seat settee in green button upholstery, the legs with RW Winfield patent casters. Consigned from a house clearance in Windermere, it received plenty of pre-sale interest and competitive bidding. A telephone bidder snapped it up at £700!

Most valuable amongst the Art & Design section, two Elizabeth Blackadder limited edition framed prints, together with a book of her works did well. Sold on behalf of Eden Animal Rescue, the room pipped it at £550!

From a Dalston vendor, three pen and watercolour Hare Coursing prints by Robinson Wilson and an associated silver Hare Coursing Medal inscribed ‘The Biggar Coursing Club’ sold to a phone bidder at £400!

Oil paintings did well. A surrealist oil painting signed and dated by Probo depicting a reading green-skinned girl, the sky with flying books sold to the internet for £340. An Edwardian School oil painting of a female figure, possibly Ophelia on a river bank, indistinctly signed and dated 1906, sold for £260 to a room bidder!

An Audrey Johnson oil painting of a still life, dated 1971, sold for £240. A Bernard Benedict Hemy (1845-1913) oil painting St Mary’s Island sold to the internet for £220! An oil on canvas – R Woodley Brown 1857 sold for £150!

A painted silk and needlework tapestry of a royal child sold for £220 to the room.

Of local interest, an Alan R. Thompson acrylic depicting The Monument, St Andrew’s Churchyard, Penrith swooped past its estimate at £280 to a room bidder!

A Tracey Levine acrylic titled ‘Dales 1’ sold for £110.

Three John Buckland prints (including Artist’s Proof) sold for £200!

Most valuable among the silver, a two-handled tray, Sheffield 1935 by Stower and Wragg, weighing a hefty 1444grams sold for £400 to a commission bidder!

A large quantity of silver jewellery sold to the room at £130.

An 18ct gold, diamond and opal ring sold to the room for £340. A Masonic medal sold for £190 to the internet! We had four lots of gold sovereigns in, three Edward VII and one George V, selling collectively for £460! An Italian bi-colour gold bracelet and necklace stamped 585 sold for £180.

Fishing reels did well. A Hardy’s ‘Perfect’ fishing reel, ironically with some damage, sold to an online bidder for £260. A large fishing reel inscribed H Mogie Liverpool sold for £120.

Several items remain firm favourites with our buyers. Following on from our previous success with patchwork quilts, an antique example sold for £220! A full-size Wolff Bros violin, dated 1886 and labelled sold for £180. Three knitting sticks sold for £110!

Consigned from a Penrith vendor, 3 Military band uniforms sold to the internet for £130.

Most valuable amongst the ceramics, a Royal Worcester Miniature Cup & Saucer Sedgley and W.J. Baghall Cup and Saucer by W. Hale sold for £130.

A Budweiser Clydesdale horses advertising model sold to the internet for £110!

Furniture is fetching healthy prices! Consigned from a house clearance, a Victorian pine kitchen table with some damage, sold to an internet bidder at £500!

A 19th Century ‘Irish’ ebonised and gilt oval mirror with paste ‘crystals’ had two telephone bidders competing, with one winning out at £340!

A gigantic emperor bed sold to an online bidder for £260.

A George III mahogany chest of drawers with ogee bracket feet sold for £220 to the room.

Receiving plenty of pre-sale interest, a Victorian figured mahogany green topped desk sold for £220 to an internet bidder. A similar desk from the Edwardian period sold to the internet for £130.

A leather sofa sold to the room for £160.

Our next auction is on 12th June Ceramics & Glass, Interiors and Clearance. Entries are accepted 3rd-5th June.

We hope to see you for our next sale!


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