March 2019 Sale Report

 

HIBERNATION IS COMPLETE

A burst of Spring weather during the sale week at Wotton-under-Edge brought many new visitors to the rooms as well as the regular buyers, and a number of winter online buyers emerged from winter hibernation to view and attend the sales.

Gardeners were out in force, so competition for the 150 or so garden lots was high.  Troughs, staddle stones, benches, ornaments, mowers and furniture virtually all sold, totalling somewhere over £12,000.

The highest price of the two-day sale was taken for a George III satinwood bracket clock, complete with bracket, by Wright, watchmaker to the King, this sold at £3,500.

A collection of thirteen sovereigns appeared from various sources and sold well, totaling £3,625.

A collection of vinyl LPs from a local deceased estate found favour with buyers.  With Rolling Stones, American Rock, Beatles, Folk music, Jazz, Blues and Rockabilly selling in twelve mixed lots for £2,815.

The silver section saw a virtual clearance, amongst which a good four piece silver tea set by Garrard realized £780, while two silver tureens and covers made £920.

The jewellery section continues to grow and good prices were seen throughout the section, including £520 for a 9ct gold Albert chain, 45 grams.  Amongst the vintage watches a 2004 Omega Seamaster Professional chronometer sold at £960.  Amongst the pictures five 19th century Japanese wood cuts sold for a total of £1,060.

Stamp collections are keenly contested and £520 was paid for thirteen presentation packs, while £840 was taken for seven stock books of mint sheet stamps.

Virtually every Persian, Chinese or English carpet and rug found a buyer, the thirty five lots sold for a total of just over £4,000.

Furniture was steady, a painted bookcase,  circa 1970 and some eleven feet in length, sold at £760, ten Victorian mahogany dining chairs realized  £540, and a Regency secretaire chest sold for £860, etc.

The next sale will be in five week’s time on April 30th/May 1st.  We will be opening the sale with over 100 lots of Modern Art and design.  Our first specialist sale of this kind will include works by Mary Fedden, Roger Hilton, Sir Terry Frost, John Piper, Beryl Cook, Bridget Riley and many more!  The majority of that section is online now so head to the-saleroom.com to view.  Further quality entries are invited.

Without a doubt, the rooms will be full once more to saturation point with the auctioneers having had the go ahead on many winter probate instructions and other good local private estates.

 


Lot 398
Sold for £3,500

Collection of Vinyl
Sold for £2,815

Lot 305
Sold for £2,200