August was once seen as a fallow month for
Holidays, harvest, heat, the three H’s, meant no business until
September and some auction rooms still abide by that old rule.
However, things continue relentlessly at
A full saleroom with eager buyers who, finding less choice
available elsewhere, concentrated on the offerings here,
resulted in a very good mid summer sale.
Furniture prices strengthen surprisingly for
dining room effects
- a good Regency period serving table set beneath a heavy white
marble top realised £1,350, while a good large Georgian mahogany
three pillar extending dining table sold for £6,200.
An unusual extending table extending from 1.5 metres when
closed to over 3 metres when open, and in the manner of Gillows,
sold at £2,300.
Elsewhere a good late 19th century Bergere three
piece suite with carved framework made £820 and a Georgian
mahogany breakfront secretaire bookcase realised £1,250.
A good pair of Edwardian demi-lune side tables in the
Sheraton manner, just 55 cm wide, sold well at £2,400, while a
Regency tea table with brass inlay detail made £740.
Amongst the country
furniture an unusual 18th century oak table, used by
generations of a rural undertaking firm for supporting coffins,
both at wakes and funerals, was seen by many as an ideal
occasion/coffee table and as such it made £660.
A pair of 18th century Windsor lace back
cottage kitchen chairs in elm and yew wood sold at £960.
A small collection of enamelled signs found
favour, a vintage pavement advertising sign for Lyons Pola Maid
ice cream sold for £380, and six mid 20th century
petrol station advertising signs made £380.
Elsewhere, a 19th century German
three train bracket clock sold at £920 and just about every lot
of silver sold. So
too, once again, the jewellery which included an early Georgian
garnet ring at £500 and a three stone diamond ring at £1,450.
A large 20th century bronze study of a seated
jockey made £940, while a collection of Canon cameras and a good
selection of lenses made £1,780.
A Chinese Sang de Boeuf porcelain vase adapted as a lamp
Almost the entire collection of Eastern
carpets and rugs sold, for a little under £4,000, and a Chinese
ceremonial tunic and skirt made £680.
Amongst the paintings a collection of unframed
Murray McNeil Caird Urquhart R.B.A. (1880-1972) covering a range
of subjects, landscapes, portraits, etc sold well.
Offered in various lots and sold to many individual
buyers, the collection
totalled just over £2,000.
The next sale on September 25th/26th
has all the ingredients of being the best of the year, with
strong entries on behalf of deceased estates, Power of Attorney
instructions, private vendors, etc.
We would really urge you not to miss this forthcoming