November 2014 Sale Report





As diverse as ever, the November auction at Wotton-under-Edge attracted wide interest from buyers both in this country and abroad.  The internet has now firmly established itself amongst those who are interested in the first day’s sale and on average about one third of the lots are sold on-line, the remainder to either those attending, commission, or telephone bids.

A top price of £7,000 was taken for an impressive Cotswold School refectory table by Peter Waals. Made of Australian walnut and originally made for an accountant’s in Stroud, it was much admired.  It was, however, simply too large for many buyers at 12 feet in length.  A very pretty Georgian beech wood sofa with original painted decoration and cane seat sold well at £2,900.

The best of the jewellery included a ruby and diamond set flower spray brooch which realised £2,800. 

A good collection of clocks attracted wide interest with a large Cartel clock making £1,500, a substantial 19th century bracket clock with simulated tortoiseshell case-work £2,500 and a very substantial Victorian oak bracket clock and bracket £1,400.  This section totalled around £18,000.

Other highlights of the sale included a pair of Chinese yellow ground vases at £950, an early Worcester mug £480, an Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring £720, two Japanese Katana swords £1,250, eight volumes of William Dugdales Monasticon Anglicanum £750, a Broadwood grand piano £800, followed by an Arts & Crafts kneehole desk at £500 and a good Victorian walnut chest of drawers £560.

Well over 90% of the sale sold.

At the time of writing, seven days after this sale, the auction rooms are again almost at capacity for the December auction.  Several large consignments of furniture have been accepted and this, our final sale of 2014, is likely to be heavily oversubscribed.



Sold for £2,900


From a selection of clocks that totalled around £18,000

Sold for £7,000