April 2014 Sale Report

 

 

TASMANIA TAKES IT


 

The April auction at the Wotton Auction Rooms saw almost 1300 lots under the hammer of which around 90% sold. The internet brought in bids from all parts of the country, many areas of Europe as well as the USA, whilst in the room a strong trade buyer from Tasmania filling a 40 container was particularly strong throughout the two days.

 

Highest price of the sale was taken for a pair of Edwardian period Sheraton revival demi-lune side tables which had been in storage for many years selling at 3,400 followed by two pieces of good Welsh oak furniture, firstly a dudarn (a two tier cupboard) at 1,250 and a tridarn (a three tier cupboard) at 1,500.

 

Two large shop cabinets sold well at 800 and 920 while a collection of Ercol light elm out performed much of the Georgian furniture. Two side cupboards, dining table and four chairs, and three pebble tables totalled 1,500.

 

Two modern good quality Flemish tapestries sold well totalling 1,010, while two pairs of Regency pastille burners in gilt brass made 1,850 and four 19th century dial clocks totalled 1,430.

 

A selection of Chinese ceramics heavily outsold the pre-sale estimates. A small 18th century blue and white vase made 1,500 (estimate 80-100), a pair of substantial Cantonese vases 1,300 (estimate 500-600), whilst a mixed collection drawn together from a clearance sold at 1,300 (estimate 80-100).

 

A decorative 19th century Wedgwood dinner service sold at 750.

 

The next sale is to be held on May 20th & 21st and is already attracting strong interest and will include several probate instructions Entries should be delivered by May 2nd at the latest.

 

 

Lot 1445 - Sold for 3,400

 

Lot 539 - Sold for 1,850

 

Lot 72 - Sold for 1,300