SALE TICKS OVER!
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
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Made of Australian walnut and originally made for an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
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.