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.