A FAST TURNAROUND
Some 1,800 lots were
consigned for sale over a brief seven day working period, then
arranged, fully catalogued, photographed, advertised and sold
for some two hundred and fifty clients.
Each day of the two day’s sale
consisted of some nine hundred lots, with auctioneers working on
the rostrum for around nine hours each day and the back-office
staff for somewhat longer.
A strong attendance bolstered by
half term and with 968 registered as online bidders, the results
were strong, and a high clearance rate was achieved throughout
the two-day sale.
Dickinson’s Real Deal television
programme was filming contestants as well, as part of the
Tuesday’s sale, with the programme to be aired at some point in
the new year.
There were almost two
hundred lots of garden and outside effects to be sold,
principally weathered ornaments, staddlestones, troughs and
other decorative items, consigned from local properties as part
of clearances, etc.
Virtually everything was sold in
this department and grossed around £16,360.
Amongst the furniture
a Regency mahogany hall bench/settle with panelled seat and back
one and a half metres in length, did far better than expected,
selling at £3,200.
A pair of mid-19th
century button back drawing room chairs in the Howard style,
with turned forelegs and in a red velvet upholstery sold at
£1,050, an early 19th century mahogany campaign
dining table raised on eight detachable supports and separating
into several pieces for easy transportation to military
encampments, sold at £2,800.
A late 19th century
satinwood freestanding corner cupboard with pronounced
serpentine outline made £980, and an early Georgian walnut
centre table of rectangular form and raised on four pad feet
Both the jewellery and
the silver sections saw an almost total clearance, with silver
totalling £6,830 and jewellery totalling £10,140.
A Russian named mahogany stick
barometer made £980 and a Waterloo medal, named to Thomas
Cullimore of the 51st Foot Regiment, made £740.
An unusual lot being the mechanical
remains of a late 19th century model paddle steamer,
with vertical twin piston steam engine, boiler and prop shaft
together with a propeller, but lacking all other components such
as hull, decking, etc, made £1,150.
Two good Edwardian
alabaster ceiling shades, larger than usual at around 55cm in
diameter and in good order, sold for a total of £1,260.
Amongst the pictures, an oil
painting attributed to Charles Dukes of a mother and child
gathering water at a well made £740, a good watercolour of red
legged partridges in flight by John Cyril Harrison made £1,300,
and a watercolour by Archibald Thorburn, portrait of the
artist’s setter dog, Doll, realised £1,550.
All other sections
received respectable prices throughout.
The next sale will be held towards
the end of June on 25/26th and will include the usual
large variety of lots for which these rooms have become