Our 22nd August Auction Featuring Transport did well, with items across the board achieving above their estimates! The sale featured an assortment of lots both antique and modern, attracting bidders globally including Israel and Finland!
A vendor from Penrith entered a pair of fine early 18th Century Meissen conical tea bowls, bearing a Phoenix design into the sale, numbered 335 and bearing an unusual mark. The tea bowls received plenty of pre-sale interest, sailing past the original £300-400 estimate at £1,200 to the internet!
From the same vendor, a Chinese two-handled bowl of unusual design with some damage also received plenty of enquiries before the sale. With the help of a flurry of internet bids, the bowl sold for £600 to a Finnish bidder, well above the £80-120 estimate!
Most valuable among the selection of silver was a pair of loaded silver candlesticks, which received fierce room bidding and shot past its estimated £20-30 at £180!
Gold fetched healthy prices. Two 9ct gold rings and a quantity of other jewellery in a box, flew past the estimated £40-60 at £140 to a room bidder! A 9ct 23-gram gold necklace sold for £210, after fierce room competition. Receiving bids both from the room and the internet, an 18ct gold Snaffle bracelet weighing 10 grams sold for £200, above the £120-160 estimate. A striking miniature gilt metal enamelled scent bottle received bids from both the room and online, finally selling for £150, well above the £30-50 estimate! A yellow metal Harp brooch, along with chains and a watch fob sped past its estimated £30-40 at £220!
Mopeds stood out in the automobilia section. A Phillips Gadabout Single Speed 50cc pedal moped was popular with the room, receiving a flurry of bids which soon wiped out the internet. It sold for £560!
Another Phillips, this time a Gadabout Preston GPO pedal 50cc moped also received similar interest, this time speeding past its £400-600 estimate at £800! A 1970’s Motobecane Mobylette scooter sold for £340, well above the £100-150 estimate!
Two ‘Essolube’ metal crates containing 15 empty bottles of Esso extra motor oil shot past its estimated £60-80 at £260!
Following on from our previous sale successes, a full-size violin with the bridge banded J&A Beare soared past its estimated £100-150 estimate online at £420 to a bidder from Israel!
Another item which proved popular was a circular mahogany wall clock, consigned from a local vendor. Internet bids raced past the £20-30 estimate at £500!
Receiving a variety of interest from both the room and online, a pair of Vanessa Arbuthnott curtains, interlined and dry cleaned breezed past the estimated £20-30 at £110 to a room bidder.
Two copper kettles did well, soaring above the estimated £30-50 at £120.
Most popular in the selection of carpets and rugs was a Persian carpet of Kashan design, selling just above its £120-160 estimate at £200.
In the paintings section, oils did particularly well. An Edith Middleton oil of Ullswater with provenance from Limpsfield watercolours shot past its estimated £120-140 at £220 to an internet buyer. A portrait by R.G.S. Mackechnie (1894-1975) estimated at £30-40 had plenty of competition between the room and the internet. The internet won at £110.
An ink drawing attributed to mount Benjamin West, estimated at £20-30 sold for £160 to an internet bid.
A selection of modern and antique furniture in drew in plenty of interest. A Maple & Co Edwardian mahogany Bureau de Dame breezed past its estimated £100-150 at £300 to an internet bidder!
Edwardian furniture is experiencing a popularity surge in our saleroom! A mahogany Gentleman’s wardrobe, estimated at £80-120 sold for £170.
From the same period, a display cabinet sold for £220 to the room, well above its estimated £60-100.
Theodore Alexander proved a popular name, with this sale featuring a few of his reproductions, consigned from a local vendor, and sold to a single internet buyer. A chest of drawers estimated at £40-60 sold for £260. A pair of Regency style bedside chests, similarly shot past the estimated £30-50 at £240. A bombe chest estimated at £50-80 sold for £320!
Mouseman also featured in this sale. An oak 3-legged stool received plenty of internet competition, selling for £240, above the estimated £100-200. An oak 4-legged stool, shot past the same estimate, selling for £340 to the same internet bidder!
Pine is still a trend in our sales. A kitchen table received plenty of interest in both the room and online. The room won out at £110, above the estimated £30-50. A large chest of drawers was also popular, shooting past its £50-100 estimate at £180.
Following on from our sales throughout this year, Georgian furniture is still proving popular! A small George III mahogany chest of drawers with some damage received fierce internet competition, winning out at £320, well above the estimated £150-200! A George III mahogany corner chair had plenty of bids from both the room and online, selling to a room bidder at £210!
Consigned from a local vendor, a Regency secretaire bookcase with some damage sold for £180 to the room.
A Heal & Sons (London) satinwood 6 drawer press, reportedly ex-Naworth Castle Estate, attracted plenty of attention on the internet. It shot past its estimate of £50-100 with fierce competition, selling for £650!
Consigned from a vendor in Penrith, a Bechstein upright piano and stool originally in at £20-30 sold for £160 to an online bidder.
A carved oak settle dated 1642 attracted the interest it deserved, receiving bids from both the room and online. The room won at £460, just above the £300-400 estimate.