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!


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