February 2012 Sale Report



Following the very successful January sale, the February auction followed  hot on its heels, with the rooms full once again with both goods and buyers.


A strong silver section led the way with tea services, salvers, candlesticks, all being fiercely contested whilst small silver object dart such as vestas, novelty items in the form of animals, etc, also found a strong following.  The hundred and sixty lots totalled  18,663.


Amongst the furniture a reproduction mahogany four pillar D end dining table of mid 20th century construction soared away from the estimate of 400/600 to sell at 3,300.  An equally large sixteen foot Victorian mahogany extending table failed to sell at the sale, however successful negotiations concluded a sale shortly afterwards.


An Edwardian Chippendale table and eight chairs sold at 1,600, while a full size Edwardian rocking horse sold at 950, followed by a set of six Georgian Windsor chairs in elm and yew wood at 920.

A 19th century mahogany and brass banded two sectional military chest raised 640.


Amongst the paintings a pair of 18th century pastel portraits circa 1770 and of Irish origin sold at 780 and an unsorted collection of Edwardian postcards made 500.  The best of the chess sets, a Chinese ivory example made 560.  An Islamic wall panel depicting a doorway made 500.


The March sale will include an extended jewellery section of around one hundred lots of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and later pieces and the majority is already to hand.


The book sale will now form part of the April sale and will comprise around four hundred lots, principally from three estates.  All lots will be exclusively from private sources, a large proportion of which comes onto the market for the first time in many years.


Lot 632 - 560

Lot 1414 - 440

Lot 308 - 330






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