at Wotton-under-Edge are becoming increasingly well known for
their eclectic mix of objects, with the salerooms set out rather
like a department store and with a place for almost anything under
one roof and one catalogue. With the entire sale now online, the
world seems to be taking a good deal of interest, enjoying the mix
that these sales throw onto the market each month and paying very
good prices too. A little over ninety per cent of the 1400 plus
lots sold to local, national and international buyers.
always a speculative part of the sale secured some good results.
A large marine oil showing vessels off a coastline, unsigned,
secured a bid of £4,000, while a pair of 19th century
paintings by Samuel John Carter showing pretty girls, horses and
dogs (always a winning combination) sold for £3,600, despite
repair being necessary. Other paintings included a London moonlit
scene at £850 and a 19th century painting of a prize
bull at £550, while an oil by D’Oyly John showing a view near
Monte Carlo sold for £950.
silver sold out almost completely, the rise in bullion prices once
more pushing prices higher. However it was a very pretty Regency
mourning clasp decorated with diamonds mounted in the form of a
weeping willow tree saw the best price in this section at £1,100.
clocks a Jaeger Le Coultre Atmos clock sold at £950.
prices seemed to be edging higher once more. A good example of a
Cotswold School chair with ladderback, beautifully constructed and
finished, found a strong buyer at £1,400. Four Windsor comb back
elbow chairs made £750, and a Victorian carved oak inverted
bookcase realised £820.
other areas of the sale, the carpet section often produces
unexpected results, here a large wool work example measuring 4.7
metres x 3.5 metres sold at £5,000.
forthcoming sale on March 22nd & 23rd is
coming together well, with clearances including almost the entire
contents of a substantial property in a village close to the River
Severn, furniture from a farmhouse occupied by the same family for
numerous generations, as well as other executor instructions. The
next sale will certainly suit those with a flare for restoration.