Our 6th June auction featuring Art & Design and Mid Century Modern had a few surprises in store for us!

Our highest selling lot was 492, a striking Victorian pollard oak triple wardrobe which sold for its high estimate of £600.

Furniture in this sale had a good run, particularly Georgian, indicating a possible improvement in this market. Bookcases and cabinets in particular proved popular. Lot 414, a revolving bookcase, estimated at £20-30 went for £65. Lot 484, a mahogany display cabinet flew past its estimated £15-25 at £110! Lot 121, an Ercol #361 trolley bookcase sold for £290. Lot 458, a George III oak bow front corner cupboard estimated at £20-30 made £95.

Wardrobes delivered on their promises. Lot 471, a mahogany chest of drawers estimated at £30-50 sold for £90. Three lots of solid pine double wardrobes did well, lots 475-477 making a collective £300. Lot 480, a mahogany flamed wardrobe, estimated at £60-100 sold for £130. Lot 516, a rustic pine chest in at £20-30 sold for £75. Lot 517, an oak sideboard flew past its £40-60 estimate at £140! Lot 518, a large vintage ‘Feed Store’ pine box sold for £100.

Tables also did well. Lot 406, a George III tripod table sold for £70. Lot 433, a 19th Century oak round table and a round oak tripod table sold for £80, above its £20-30 estimate.

Lot 494, a 30-hour Chinoiserie longcase clock, estimated at £150-200 sold for £320! Leather sofas are becoming a trend from previous sales. Lots 588 and 589 went for a collective £290!

Silver delivered over and above its estimates this time round! Lot 11, a silver vinaigrette in the form of a handbag obliterated its £20-30 estimate at £250! Lot 12, another silver vinaigrette, Nathaniel Mills, estimated at £30-50 sold for £140! Lot 171, comprising of a George V silver tankard by Roberts & Belk, a Victorian silver cigar case and a selection of silver and plated items, estimated at £150-200 sold for £235.

Miscellaneous items also did well. Lot 31, a selection of railway and car badges sped away at £80, well above the £10-20 estimate! Lot 32, a double-ended cranberry glass scent bottle sold for £80. Lot 58, A Macintyre Moorcroft lidded jug sold for £130. Lot 145, a collection of 24 pieces of Wetheriggs Pottery estimated at £30-50 sold for £85. Lot 170, a military mine detector in its carry case sold for £80, above its £20-30 estimate. Lot 218, a copper pan and 3 plates, estimated at £30-40 sold for £70. Lot 240, a 30 Hour wall clock by John Matthews, Leighton Buzzard, estimated at £150-200 sold for £280! Lot 252, a plated turkey plate and cover, plated dish and caster estimated at £20-30 sold for £120! Lot 304, two boxes of metalware sold for £75, well above the £10-20 estimate. Lot 597, an E Life Electric bike breezed past its £30-40 estimate at £200!

Our next sale will be 20th June, featuring Cameras, Photography and Scientific Instruments. We’ll be accepting entries 11-13th June.

We hope to see you then!


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