Our first auction of the year performed well, with numerous lots soaring past their estimates!

The highest selling lot came from a private vendor in Armathwaite. The Saudi gold necklace weighing 44.3 grams attracted plenty of competition, the internet beating the rest at £1,100!

From the same vendor, a Saudi gold rope-twist chain weighing 27.3 grams sold to the internet at £650. An 18ct (750) gold floral pendant and chain, the pendant of varying colour caught the room’s eye at £420. A yellow metal and seed pearl bangle attracted the room’s interest at £320. A gold necklace weighing 28 grams also did well at £320.

Most valuable among the sovereigns, a 1844 young head sovereign with a shield back sold to the book at £320.

Items in the cabinets did well overall. A fine white and yellow metal, diamond and sapphire set ‘Easter Trinity’ brooch, with a central diamond approx. 0.3ct proved popular. By repute, the brooch was made for Lady Sandeman Allen, the daughter of Fred Marquis, the first Earl of Woolton, then by family descent to the present vendor. It sold to an internet buyer for £700.

Most popular amongst the silver, an early 20th Century Tiffany & Co sterling silver three-piece coffee service of Neo-Classical shape did well at £520. A pair of early 20th Century Tiffany & Co sterling silver candlesticks proved popular at £300. A silver cased fountain pen and pencil, Birmingham 1941 in its case did well at £180.

Trending among the ceramics, a Chinese blue and white lidded canister caught the internet’s eye at £400. A lobed floral dish also attracted attention at £160.

Most valuable among the carpets, a green ground Tabriz carpet did well at £750. A hand-woven tapestry of Aubusson design sold to the internet at £600. Despite its damage, a Persian Qashqai rug exceeded expectations at £460.

Most valuable among the oils, a 17th Century Dutch School ‘Figures in a Forest Clearing’ sold to the internet at £600.

Not far behind, an oil from the school of John Constable, depicting his son John Charles as a ‘Young Waltonian’ a commission bidder snapped up at £550.

Most valuable among the furniture, a striking Mid-Century teak and satinwood Atomic pattern sideboard designed by Robert Heritage for Vanson attracted plenty of interest. Sourced from a deceased estate, it sold to the internet at £500.

A light oak retro chest sold to the internet at £180.

Antique furniture did well. From a house clearance, a George III mahogany chest of drawers sold to the room at £420. From a private vendor, a Victorian mahogany breakfast table did well with the room at £220. A large Victorian over mantle mirror caught the internet’s eye at £190.

A Bosch series 6 washer dryer proved popular with all platforms, the internet winning at £180.

An internet bidder snapped up five stained glass panels with bullseye glass at £260.

Our next auction is 22nd January Winter Sports & Exploration. Entries are accepted 13-15th January. For free valuation and sales advice, contact us on 01768 890 781 or


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