Our saleroom has a new look for the new year! In 2018, you’ll find the layout a little different to previous years, designed to create a showroom, retail-type experience.
To give you a better idea how they may look, carpets and rugs are now laid under desks and tables, as well as between our tables at the front and along the railing above the doors. Both sides of the saleroom display the tallest furniture against the walls, the smaller furniture at the forefront. Chairs are still prominent in the middle of the saleroom, desks, rugs and dining furniture in front of the rostrum. The tables at the front of the saleroom have been given a fresh coat of black paint to really bring out the detailing in the smaller items in our photographs. As always, miscellaneous furniture and tools are through the back. The smallest items are displayed in the jewellery cabinet, now a little nearer the office, positioned under the spotlights for better emphasis.
The paintings section has moved to the far corner of the saleroom in a better illuminated area, allowing for better viewing.
In this week’s sale, Wednesday 24th January sale featuring furniture, rugs & carpets and longcase clocks, we have something to suit every taste in antique chairs, sofas and settees. These include: a pair of red velvet high button backed corner chairs (lot 428), a 1920s mahogany green 3-piece suite (lot 528), 1950’s table and four chairs (lot 546), Edwardian oak Arts and Crafts armchair with carved armorial to crest rail, removed from the Athenaum, Liverpool (lot 564) and a green Edwardian buttoned settee (lot 532).
We have a range of cabinets, tables and plant stands as well: a double tambour fronted cabinet (lot 430), a reproduction figured mahogany breakfront bookcase (lot 425), a Belgian Refugees oak palm stand (lot 413), a rosewood secretaire table cabinet (lot 98), and an unusual art deco walnut drinks trolley (lot 462).
Rugs include an Afghan Kazak carpet (pictured at the top of the page), approx 10ft by 7ft (lot 311), a Turkoman prayer rug or ennssi (lot 297), and a number of Persian rugs (lots 294, 295, 301).
We also have complete dinner service sets, including Royal Worchester Evesham (lot 97), Masons Mandalay dinner service (lot 99), and Arthur Price 8 place setting of a total 67 pieces (lot 135).
Numerous items of science and natural history interest feature in this sale, including: early 20th Century cased Halden’s Calculex and an Aristo Multi Rietz slide rule (lot 143), taxidermy owl and kingfisher (lot 100), 1950’s anatomical model of a human spine (lot 138), an Victorian/Edwardian mahogany cased scientific instrument (lot 202), a mahogany cased grading instruments and lab equipment (lot 216A) and a case of butterflies (lot 141).
We hope to see you at the sale! You can see a video of our new look saleroom on Instagram @pfkauctions