very hot weather continuing throughout July and the holiday
season getting underway, one could easily be forgiven for
predicting firstly that the saleroom would be empty of lots, and
secondly lacking in buyers this month.
However, a continuing stream of probate instructions
provided a strong back bone to this sale, and with a good
quality mid 20th century furniture section included
within the auction, a good overall result was produced.
20th century design an I.B.Arberg parrot chair sold
for £540, a Bauhaus dining table purchased from Heals in 1932
sold at £840 and a set of six 1950s Hans Wegner stacking
heart shaped chairs made £1,550.
This section is likely to become a stand-alone specialist
area in a number of auctions here next year.
A 1977 Land
Rover 88 inch wheel base model, not MOT’d, roadworthy or run for
around thirteen years, sold for £1,550 as a long term
effects have now almost run their course for the season, however
a pair of stone lions in the Canova style sold for £1,750 and
virtually every lot of garden ware also sold.
This section has become a very successful part of each
sale over the past four months or so, and is an area we expect
to expand next spring.
The best of
the antique furniture was a good large Victorian gothic centre
stool in rosewood with an upholstered top.
Coming to us from a local and large country house, it
sold for £1,050. A
small collection of Chinese porcelain including a hexagonal
jardinière, five 18th century tankards, a further
ewer, and a punch bowl totalled £1,550.
Jewellery once again met with strong interest and a black
dot paste necklace with gold backing sold for £1,100 and a
single Stuart period cuff link with gilt inlaid detail made
sale in August is already filling quickly, while work continues
on sorting the contents of a most interesting property near
Stroud, which will
be included in the September sale.
These include a good collection of 19th
century and later jewellery (which is already catalogued and can
be viewed online now), together with a large amount of silver
found in two strong boxes and packed prior to World War Two.
A quantity of Heals and
Howard furniture will also be entered for sale from this
collection of gold and silver coins have also
been found and even a
collection of over twenty never worn vintage Levi jeans, still
in their original packaging and bought, we think, in the
drawer and cupboard in the property is giving up items of
interest and value, which should make for an exciting auction.