September 2019 Sale Report




With summer now drawing to a close, holidays over and schools reopening, the salerooms once again found themselves at capacity, with some 1500 lots or so on offer.

A collection of 18th and 19th century books including histories of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, as well as early books on agriculture, cookery, and history found a favourable market with collectors spending somewhere over £11,000.

Ceramics saw renewed interest, with almost every one of the 100 or so lots selling including a 19th century Meissen group - Allegory of Europe, which sold for £1300 despite some damage.

Virtually every lot of silver found a buyer, including an early, probably Dutch teapot, quite an insignificant piece in appearance but selling to a Dutch buyer at £2,800. A George III silver lidded tankard sold to the room for £1050 and a large Victorian silver salver at 75oz made £1,000.  Jewellery again attracted strong interest and every lot found a buyer.


Amongst the furniture the best of the garden ware which will now begin to draw to a close as the autumn approaches, included a bramble crest weathered teak garden set at £900. A pair of ATC studio-controlled speakers made £2,200, and other stereo equipment from the same estate made a further £1,200.  A small collection of Ercol blonde furniture comprising a 7ft table with extension leaf, 6 chairs, a side cabinet and a tea trolley totalled £1,040.  A good quality club fender made £640 and a mid-Victorian pierced library table attributed to Richard Bridgens made £2,400 and a Georgian style silver table £920.  A Healís fumed oak dining room suit comprising table, sideboard and 6 chairs made £820. 

The following sale, to held on 22nd and 23rd October, is filling rapidly at the time of writing and it will undoubtedly be a packed saleroom that greets buyers on the view day.  The sale has many interesting facets, much of which have been consigned from the summer probate instructions.



19th century equestrian figure group -
Allegory of Europe
Sold for £1,300

Dutch teapot
Sold for £2,800

ATC Studio Control Monitor Speakers
Sold for £2200

Ercol blonde furniture
Totalled  £1,040

George III silver lidded baluster tankard
Sold for £1,050

Victorian library table attributed to Richard Bridgens
Sold for £2,400