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
Furniture was steady, a painted bookcase,
1970 and some eleven feet in length, sold at £760, ten Victorian
mahogany dining chairs realized
and a Regency secretaire chest sold for £860, etc.
The next sale will be in five week’s time
on April 30th/May 1st.
will be opening the sale with over 100 lots of Modern Art and
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