Our 5th December auction featuring Wines, Spirits & Jewellery did well, with quite a few lots in the packed saleroom exceeding their estimates!

The highest selling lot was a Chad Valley remote control car and a Meccano clockwork car, which sped past its £100-150 estimate at £520!

Sourced from a local house clearance, a Charles Wyatt Warren impasto of a river landscape wasn’t far behind. It received plenty of pre-sale enquiries, and a flurry commission interest as well as internet pre-bids! It sold to an internet bidder for £500!

Consigned to us from a local vendor, a pair of Georgian white metal and horn spectacles with shagreen case attracted plenty of interest. Competitive bidding from a telephone bid from New Zealand and a commission bidder had the hammer fall to the telephone at £420!

Most popular in the wine section was 3 bottles of Gaston Hochar Chateau Musar which sold for £200. Three similar bottles dated 1983 sold for £170.

Most valuable amongst the whisky was a Buchanan’s Black and White blended scotch whisky. It shot past its £50-80 estimate at £180!

The star among the ceramics section was a pair of Fischer Budapest pottery vases. Found in a local house clearance, they soared to £200 to an internet bidder in Hungary!

Four blue and white transfer printed plates raced past the £20-30 estimate at £110!

The miscellaneous section fetched a few surprises. A Georgian ladle, berry spoon and 2 teaspoons soared past the £15-20 estimate at £130! A Victorian plated tea service with matching tray sold for £150, above the estimated £60-80. A 19th Century brass and glass oil lamp, estimated at £50-80 sold for 180. A similar one sold for £190! A Georgian three-story townhouse doll’s house and quantity of doll’s house furniture captured the room’s interest at £110! From a local deceased estate, two volumes of British Seaweeds by Gatty sold to the internet at £130. A quantity of cameras did well, shooting past the estimated £10-20 at £280!

From a deceased estate, an Endorfin Speed R bicycle shot past its £20-40 estimate at £260! From the same vendor, a Avanti Pro Hammer bicycle sold for £70.

Turntables and Hi-Fis did well. A Technics SL-120 turntable sold for £170!  A Quad FM tuner and Quad amp soared past its £10-15 estimate at £170! A quad power amp also shot to £150! A Devon stacking music system with Tannoy speakers sold for £100.

The impasto was not the only painting that caught bidders’ interest. A C.H. Harrison watercolour of a pastoral landscape dated 1881 sold for £150, well above the £60-80 estimate. Three small Italian oils including Blue Grotto sold for £120 to a commission bidder. A large photograph of the 7th Parachute Battalion, taken on the 2nd Anniversary in 1944 shot past its £50-70 estimate at £120 to an internet bidder!

Most popular among the rugs was an antique Kazak rug flew past its £80-120 estimate at £250 to a commission bidder.

Furniture performed well, attracting plenty of bids both in the room and online. From a local house clearance, a 19th Century Sorrento Ware table soared past its £50-70 estimate at £160. From the same vendor, a pair of mahogany stools with tapestry seats sold for £320 to the internet, well above the £60-80 estimate! A 19th Century elm seated Windsor chair captured the room’s interest. It received a flurry of bids, selling for £190.

The most wanted lot on didn’t disappoint! A P Jeppesen Danish Armchair by Grete Jalk received competitive bids between a telephone bidder and online. It sold to an internet bidder for £320!

Following on from our recent sale success with bamboo, a Victorian bamboo cabinet shot past its £20-40 estimate at £110 to the room!

A carved oak fire surround, possibly by Gillows sold for £220 to a telephone bidder, well above the £70-100 estimate!

A school bench shot past its £20-40 estimate at £110! From the same vendor, a brass and iron fireplace captured the internet’s attention. It soared past its £60-100 estimate at £240!

From a local vendor, a Victorian pine compactum wardrobe sold for £240, well above the £30-40 estimate!

Ercol is still doing well in our saleroom. A light elm side table estimated at £70-100 sold for £190 to an internet bidder!

A reproduction oak nest of tables sold for £110, above the estimated £40-60. A pair of oak columns performed well above the £50-100 estimate at £200!

The next sale will be 19th December featuring Tools & Machinery. Entries are accepted 10th-12th December.

We hope to see you then!


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