Our 24th January Interiors auction featuring Furniture, Carpets and Rugs was a great success, with quite a few surprises!
Our highest selling lot was 575, a Countax c600h ride on lawnmower with user guide and Lloyd scarifier, estimated at £650-750 and sold for £1,250!
Dinner services, crockery and cutlery sets did very well in this sale, with the well-known names still proving popular. Lot 99, Masons Mandalay dinner service, with an original estimate of £120-160, finally sold for £440! Lot 468, Royal Doulton ‘Carlyle’ dinner wares blew its £30-50 out of the water, selling for £320! Lot 51, two Royal Crown Derby border tureens went for £65, well above the £20-30 estimate. Lot 37, a Victorian flow blue pottery meat plate sold for just over its estimated £40-60 at £75. Lot 97, a large quantity of Royal Worchester Evesham dinner wares went for £200, high above its estimate of £70-100! Lot 167, Royal Worcester Evesham dinner and tea service estimated at £30-40 sold for £200! Lot 135, Arthur Price cutlery comprising of 67 pieces, estimated at £30-40 went for £65.
Rugs and carpets in this sale did not disappoint, with both old and new fetching a few surprises! Persian rugs did well, lot 299, a Persian runner, estimated at £30-40 sold for £100! Lot 312, a large Persian soumakh and leather trimmed carpet/travel bag sold for £100, and lot 295, a Persian rug sold for £110.
Afghan rugs also proved popular. Lot 310, a small Afghan rug together with a modern rug smashed its estimated £30-40 when it sold for £140! Lot 313, a small Afghan carpet sold for £90.
Spanish Casa-Pupo wool weft rugs exceeded their estimates in this sale, lot 304 estimated at £40-60 sold for 80, lot 305 estimated at the same went for £85, and lot 306 sold for £65.
Patchwork quilts were a trend in this week’s sale with all three lots wildly exceeding their estimates! Lot 283, estimated at £30-40 sold for £120! Lot 284, estimated at the same, sold for an impressive £480! Lot 285, with the same estimate, fetched £190!
Lot 293, a Turkoman rug estimated at £30-40 sold for £120! Lot 308, a large wool rug sold for £170, smashing its estimate of £30-50! Lot 309, an Oriental carpet, estimated at £100-150 went for £190.
Items of scientific interest did well in this sale. Lot 138, a 1950’s anatomical model of a human spine on ebonised metal stand estimated at £50-70 sold for £120! Lot 143, an early 20th century white metal and bevelled glazed Halden’s Calculex (cased) and an Aristo MultiRietz slide rule estimated at £45-60 sold for £340!
Miscellaneous items also brought in healthy prices. Lot 73, three cases of Masonic regalia including silver jewels estimated at £50-80 sold for £120. Lot 153, a metal Persian style short sword, the blade decorated with flowers and vines sold for £130, well above its estimated £50-80. Lot 212, four boxes of books including leather bound, estimated at £30-50 sold for £95. Lot 226, a box of Liberty fabrics sold for £75, above its estimate of £30-40. Lot 275, a complete collection of Batman automobilia estimated at £30-40 sold for £280!
The furniture section of the sale did not disappoint, with many lots exceeding their estimates.
Lot 462, a Deco walnut drinks trolley blew its £40-60 estimate out of the water when it sold for £150! Lot 403, a Lebus 1960’s sideboard estimated at £20-30 went for £70. Lot 426, a 19th Century oak and mahogany moon phase eight day longcase clock fetched £140. Lot 457, a blacksmith-made wrought iron garden bench from Lanercost Priory, estimated at £40-60 went for £85. Lot 500, a Gaetano Sciolari chrome and glass electrolier estimated at £100-150 sold for £260!
In the chair section, lot 561, a high-backed Queen Anne style chair, smashed its £15-25 estimate when it sold for £120! Lot 568, a set of four chromed and black leather MR10 chairs, estimated at £200-250 went for £320. Lot 571, a Windsor armchair, sold for £140, well above of its £50-80 estimate. Lot 536, another Windsor chair, estimated at £60-80 sold for £110. Lot 573, four elm chapel chairs estimated at £20-30, sold for £90. Lot 521, a green Edwardian buttoned settee, sold for £130. Lot 537, a distressed three-seater recliner sofa estimated at £30-50 sold for £130!
Desks and cabinets also fetched some healthy prices. Lot 381, an oak leather-topped desk with claw and ball feet, labelled Witty Groves Stores LTD, Manchester sold for £110. Lot 429, an oak roll top desk by H.L.L. estimated at £80-100 sold for £180. Lot 430, a double tambour fronted cabinet sold for £160.
Chests proved popular this time around, lot 521, a Victorian mahogany Scotch chest, sold for £160. Lot 511, an oak 5 drawer lift top fitted chest sold for £90. Lot 390, an oak dome-top trunk, estimated at £10-20 sold for £60. Lot 418, an oak 4 drawer chest sold for £65.
Tables in this sale also did well. Lot 401, a 19th Century mahogany swivel opening tea table sold for £70. Lot 409, an oak 3 drawer side table with turned understretchers sold for £150, above its £80-100 estimate. Lot 470, Victorian mahogany extender table estimated at £40-60 went for £85. Lot 441, a round dining table and six chairs with tapestry seats sold for £100. Lot 490, three Thonet bentwood oval occasional tables estimated at £40-60 sold for £160! Lot 493, a pine kitchen table sold for £160, above its £70-100 estimate. Lot 497, a large Ercol oval coffee table estimated at £40-60, fetched £110. Lot 546, a set of 1950’s table and four chairs, estimated at £30-50 sold for £130!
Our next sale will be 7th February, Interiors featuring the Valentine Sale, gifts for lovers. We’re accepting entries of alcohol, jewellery, silver, watches and gifts for this sale 29th – 31st January.
We hope to see you then!