Our latest #curatedbypfk auction Summer Living & Fine Dining on 19th June achieved incredible results, proving once again that PFK is the place to sell!

The highest selling lot in this sale was a superb early 20th Century amethyst and diamond brooch. Dating from the Russian Romanov period, marked in 56 zolotnik (approx. 14ct) gold mount, the oval facet amethyst approx. 25ct caught everyone’s attention. Originally retailed by Duralsby & Co in St Petersburg, thought to have been gifted to the vendor’s family by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, following assistance given during the Blitz. It sold to the internet for £4,100!

Two Ann Macbeth pieces performed extremely well in this auction. An associate of Rennie Mackintosh, Ann was famous for her work in the Glasgow School of Art, as well as her part in the Suffragette movement. Moving to Patterdale in 1920, she continued to produce textile and ceramic art until her death in 1948. The two items in our sale were consigned by the descendants of Sarah Albright of Deepdale who knew Ann Macbeth. A watercolour and gouache, a portrait in the Art Nouveau style of a young lady on a river bank, signed in pencil and dated 1912, inscribed ‘To Jean’ proved popular with every platform, the internet sweeping aside the competition at £3,300!

A painted Oriental celadon pottery dish, decorated with floral spray and signed to the reverse ‘AMcB’ was snapped up by the same buyer for £750!

Two 19th Century school oil paintings of game studies sold to the internet for £320!

Among the tableware, a Victorian 93-piece table canteen by Martin Hall & Co with steel blades and monogrammed ivorine handles proved popular with a phone bidder at £320! A large quantity of Paragon Rockingham pattern dinner wares was snapped up by the internet at £220!

From a vendor in Bowness, an early 19th Century figured mahogany cased longcase clock with an eight-day movement by John Smith of Chester did well at £1,800 to the internet!

Most valuable among the furniture was consigned from a vendor in Grasmere. A French gilt metal mounted mahogany breakfront vitrine with a marble slab to top and two fitted shelves proved popular with the internet at £2,100!

The centre-piece of our room display consigned from a local farm clearance, the Victorian pollard oak and ebonised extending dining table didn’t disappoint with a telephone bidder at £1,500!

Sourced from the same clearance, a rosewood tub shaped armchair with palmette relief carved ornament sold to the room at £600!

A 18th Century mahogany mule chest with its original key sold for £420!

An Edwardian inlaid mahogany bowfront display cabinet of Art Nouveau design consigned by a Carlisle vendor sold for £400 to a telephone bidder.

Windsor armchairs continue to do well at our saleroom! An early 19th Century example sold to the internet at £320 and will be enjoying a new life in the Lincolnshire chair museum!

Our next auction is 26th June Garden & Statuary, Interiors and Clearance. If you’d like to consign anything to us for our next #curatedbypfk sale How Bizarre How Bizarre on 14th August or one of our general auctions, please contact us on 1768 890 781 or for a valuation.

We hope to see you for the sale!


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