March 2016 Sale Report

 

STEADY SHE GOES

There was steady trading throughout the two day auction and saw a high volume sold, although no exceptional prices this month, just a consistently good level of bidding.

A 19th century Japanese bronze cat with silver whiskers found much favour with viewers and it was a telephone bid that outran the internet to buy the piece for 1700, while an internet bidder purchased a 19th century oil painting showing a dramatic coastal scene, with a three mast vessel run aground, at 1500. A good quality Louis XVI style fold-over top card table sold at 1750.

Other prices included an 18th century silver tankard by John Lambe at 700, a Spode dessert service 16 pieces at 650, a Victorian ebonised and inlaid Boulle work cabinet at 580, a Georgian pine settle with original scumbled finish 760, a Howard & Son armchair 740, a substantial club fender, 2.7 metres long 540, Waring & Gillow figured walnut chest 550, a Victorian pine kitchen table 500, an Indian moghul gouache interior painting 500 and a canteen of Christofle Pompadour pattern cutlery 700.

Anything made of galvanised iron seems to be flavour of the month, items discarded in sheds and outbuildings, water troughs, water tanks, watering cans, garden burrows and water carriers, crates, etc, all found ready buyers with 9 lots totalling 1030. This trend is likely to continue into Spring.

Weathered garden effects, troughs, staddle stones, statues, iron, timber and other garden furniture sell particularly well in April and May. Entries are still being accepted for the forthcoming sale until April 8th collection can easily be arranged and charged at cost.

 

Lot 1444 - Sold for 760

Lot 789 - Sold for 850

Lot 590 - Sold for 1,700