AUGUST IS NOT WHAT IT WAS !
Taubenheimís early days he was taught at all costs to avoid
putting on an auction in August - the summers back then seemed
both hotter and longer. Holidays were traditionally taken at this
time and the internet had not been dreamt of, so it seemed only
logical to avoid that period. Some auction rooms still abide by
these rules, however here at Wotton-under-Edge we have, in recent
years anyway, carried on regardless. The internet, of course, has
been a game changer - you can still be on holiday almost anywhere
in the world and still take part online, or be in the locality and
attend. At the August 22nd/23rd auction
both happened. A large crowd attended and almost a record number
of buyers registered online, resulting in the best August sale to
It would be
true to say that no record prices were set but the volume of lots
sold approached ninety per cent and consistently at prices higher
A large late 19th
century bronze figure after Augustus Moreau of a young girl
holding a bouquet of wild flowers, 1.6 metres in height, sold for
£2,100, while a good quality pair of reproduction Georgian style
wing chairs sold at £1,000. A William IV mahogany four poster
bed, complete with all the drapes, sold at £900.
century furniture continues to find a strong market with a pair of
Poul Jensen Z Danish teak lounge chairs selling well at £1,650.
ceramics a rare Wemyss heart shaped dish decorated with roses
made £1,650 and the best of the watches, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Superlative chronograph in stainless steel sold at £1,550.
Amongst the jewellery a set of gold bangles sold at £1,100.
sale on September 19/20th is already attracting strong
entries and will accompany several interesting probate
instructions from properties throughout Gloucestershire.