END OF THE YEAR
The last sale of the old year, 1500
or so lots under the hammer, strong bids both in the room and on
the internet concluded another successful auction.
A good quality replica Georgian
dining room table raised on three pillars, some 16ft in length,
together with a set of twelve chairs and a sideboard
manufactured by Arthur Brett of Norwich led the furniture
section of the sale with a winning bid of £3,000. This was
followed by a good example of a Victorian burr walnut davenport
at a £1,000 and a small Victorian walnut and ormolu mounted
credenza at £900. An interesting 19th century
occasional table, the top inlaid with a multitude of specimen
woods, sold at £600.
The Old Town Meeting House, an
historic church building in the town, gave up itís contents.
First opened some 200 years ago and subsequently re-fitted from
time to time, the lots were sold insitu and included pine pews,
oak wainscot chair, simple pine benches and other associated
effects, all sold and totalled £2,390. The building is to be
placed on the market in the New Year.
The jewellery section performed well
and included a platinum and square prism diamond set eternity
ring at £1,200 and an interesting gilt ring with cornelian
integlo showing the profile of a woman at £3,200. A Victorian
gold and diamond set locket made £660.
Amongst the silver a George III
style silver tea tray manufactured in 1972 and weighing 86
ounces sold at £860, while the best of the clocks, a Victorian
walnut bracket clock with eight day striking movement, sold at
£440. An interesting 18th century brass wall hanging
candle box of cylindrical form made £420. While oil lamps
continued to sell well, the thirty lots in this sale totalled
So conclude the auctions for another
year, the first sale of the New Year will be held on January 21st/22nd
with items accepted until January 3rd. These New Year
sales are usually slightly smaller, however the general shortage
of goods on the market at this time generally forces prices up
and is therefore a good time to sell for those that can get
organised and we are ready to receive you!
Philip and all members of the staff
wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year and thank you for
your loyal support through both buying and selling throughout
the year and we all look forward to events in the New Year.