FROM ANCIENT TO MODERN
to modern, this sale at Wotton-under-Edge had it all, attracting a
strong interest both in the room and online.
aspect of this auction was the inclusion of sixty or so lots of
high quality modern furnishings in excellent condition, forwarded
to auction as a result of a sale of a substantial local property,
used primarily as a second home. Rarely do expensive modern
effects appear at auction and the excellent quality and a no
reserves policy resulted in something of a feeding frenzy.
names such as Wesley Barrell, Fired Earth, Skandium, Feather &
Black, Miele, Liebherr, Laura Ashley, etc, virtually no lots
remained unsold and prices were consistently above estimate.
the sale, a large stamp collection, sold on behalf of Executors,
divided into some fifteen or so lots and covering mainly European
stamps and in particular Switzerland, sold well, totalling some
A large early
19th century oil painting on canvas, a portrait of John
Toler, the First Earl of Norbury, in the robes of the Chief
Justice and painted circa 1800, sold at £1,100. A smaller oil
painting of a young boy named William Warry and dating around
1820, sold for £600. Further paintings did well including a
collection of seven oil paintings on board of mountainous
landscapes, in fairly poor order which also realised £600. A 19th
century oil of a busy market scene in North Africa by H Carnier,
also made £650.
miscellaneous effects, Edwardian silver plated electric wall/desk
lights in the manner of W A S Benson, sold at £550, while the
best results amongst the thirty or so Persian rugs was £750 taken
for a small example with floral detail.
the silver sold, including a Victorian circular tray with bright
cut detail at £660, a four piece tea set at £500, further examples
at £340, £320, etc. Amongst the jewellery an Art Deco 14k gold
sapphire and diamond arrow brooch sold at £1,000.
sale totalled well, and at the time of writing the saleroom has
both emptied and been re-filled for the forthcoming sale on April
25th & 26th. As we turn to the springtime,
a large quantity of garden effects will be found at this next sale
including collection of high quality garden furniture in teak,
produced by Barlow Tyrie, as well as stone ornaments, pots, etc.