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 d’art 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.