BUILDING UP FOR AUTUMN
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
group - Allegory of Europe, which sold for £1300 despite some
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
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
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.