The Busiest of Months
2,000 lots sold within the space of a few days, the team at
Wotton-under-Edge have had a remarkably busy time. The sale at
Heneage Court attracted huge crowds not only for the 500 or so
lots of antique furniture, pictures and taxidermy plus the sale
of agricultural and estate requisites conducted by Voyce Pullin.
The combination of these two firms working together to provide a
complete dispersal service worked very well for all concerned.
The marquee was
tightly packed with buyers from all parts of the country and
resulted in a very strong trade prices including a Dynatron
Windsor radiogram for £520, a pair of satinwood demi-lune side
tables for £1,420 and an early continental reliquary presented
as a building for £700.
directly on from the sale it was back to the usual routine at
The Tabernacle, when over 1,300 lots were offered. The first day
saw 900 lots go under the hammer with a remarkably high selling
rate of well over 90%. Prices here included a pair of
substantial continental vases £600, early 19th
century blue and white Spode sporting series wares at £550, an
18th century Worcester sauce boat £560. Jewellery
sold well as usual, followed by a strong silver section, the 85
or so lots totalled £8,455.
miscellaneous effects a stereoscopic viewer realised £440, a bag
of vintage medical equipment £380. Whilst amongst the picture a
painting by Howard Hitchcock showing palm trees, etc attracted
strong internet interest, before selling to a British telephone
buyer at £4,900. A small selection of 19th century
portraits did well, mainly copies of earlier works, the five
lots totalled £2,600. Amongst the books 8 volumes of Arcadia
Press books by such authors as Nancy Mitford and Montgomery of
Alamein and each signed by the author, totalled £1,385. On the
second day outside and garden effects again outstripped
expectations with weathered garden ornaments and terrace sets,
often no more than 10 to 20 years old, finding new garden
settings. This section totalled £5,548.
continue to be challenging, however a good percentage sold and
at the time of writing the saleroom is again filling quickly for
the forthcoming sale on July 14th/15th.
Entries already to hand include a rare Pedersen cycle and an
unyet sorted but interesting collection of vintage