August 2012 Sale Report


August is traditionally a month that Auctioneers find difficult, too many distractions, fine warm weather for instance generates an air of lethargy, who would really want to move heavy furniture in the heat? Letís enjoy the weather and go to the beach instead, not this year however, the wet and overcast summer months kept the auction rooms moving, a full sale coupled with extensive probate entries as well as the BBC filming the sale resulted in a strong turnout of buyers keen to purchase the lots on offer.

The highest furniture price was taken for a set of eight Chippendale style ribbon back dining chairs, circa 1900 which sold at £2,500, while a set of six Georgian Windsor dining chairs with bulls eye splats realised £940 followed by two Windsor elbow chairs £540. A Victorian burr walnut breakfront cabinet (unsold at the previous sale) sold for £720, longcase clocks sold a £1,050, £680 and £500 respectively. While other clocks including a French Guardian French garniture sold at £580 and a large dial clock from a village hall made £500.

A Kia Picanto 1,000 cc motor car just three years old with only 1,073 miles on the clock caused a great deal of excitement selling at £3,200.

Elsewhere a painting by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe showing a peacock and two hens sold at £1,020, a cased Royal Worcester tea set signed Rushton sold at £1,450 and a collection of Derby Imari pattern tableware at £560.

Silver sold consistently well throughout the sale and garden furniture and ornaments sold beyond expectations, despite the dismal summer season. The next sale to be held on the 18th & 19th September will include a larger than usual selection of jewellery together with further probate instructions and the contents of an intriguing local cafť which despite being closed in the 1970ís was even then considered very old fashioned and quant and this will be sold on site, some six miles from the saleroom but incorporated as part of the overall sale, further details in due course.


Lot 1476 sold for £2,500

Lot 613 sold for £1,020

Lot 136 sold for £1,450






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