August 2013 Sale Report

 

SELLING IN THE SUNSHINE IN AUGUST

 

Traditionally auctions held during the month of August tend to be rare events, with many companies avoiding this month citing both heat and holidays for good reasons to hold back until September. Here at Wotton-under-Edge, however, things continued as normal despite the heat and holidays, indeed many who were on vacation took the opportunity to attend the sale, particularly on the furniture day which saw strong prices and a virtual clear out of this section.

 

Perhaps the most interesting lot of the sale was the two impressive Indian water buffalo skulls complete with large horn spans mounted on shield shaped oak boards and monogrammed to the reverse R W, signifying Roland Wardís work. Found by the auctioneers at the very back of a farmhouse attic near Berkeley, they attracted considerable interest before selling for £1,950.

 

A pair of 19th century continental carved portrait panels, circular in form with ribboned garlands, located at a property in Clifton, Bristol sold for £2,200.

 

A good example of a Victorian walnut and marquetry inlaid credenza sold better than expected at £1,600, while of the similar period a good Victorian side table with marquetry detail made by the prestigious firm of Edwards & Roberts sold for £1,450.

 

A carved marble figure of the dying Galatian raised on a four sectional pillar raised £2,250.

 

Amongst the collectables a Chinese mother-of-pearl and silver mounted snuff box realised £400 and a group of medals including an MBE totalled £420. An interesting but small collection of nautical badges realised £360. Other prices included £660 for a 1920ís Jacobean revival oak bookcase and £620 for a lacquered Chinese cabinet on stand.

 

At the time of writing the September auction is gathering momentum and will include a large collection of 18th and 19th century miniatures and silhouette portraits in all about fifty to sixty lots. Also included is a collection of Clarice Cliff Bizarre plates and other wares together with an extensive silver collection of over one hundred lots in the Georgian period to present day. This sale will also include the quarterly jewellery sale for which several substantial entries have already been received.

 

LOT 1468 sold for £1,600

LOT 1471 sold for £2,250

LOT 1410 sold for £1,950

 

 

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