ANOTHER STRONG SALE
Another very large sale here at Wotton Under Edge saw, for the
second time in a month, around 1800 lots go under the hammer.
With national and international interest centered on this most
rural of salerooms, a successful auction was concluded for the
usual wide diversity of lots.
The ever-expanding garden section saw a strong following for
just about every lot. Tables, chairs, benches, weathered
ornaments, gates and trellising all found eager buyers and
certainly with timber furniture or ornaments, the more moss and
lichen encrusted the item, the stronger the demand.
A good collection of Coalbrookdale style furniture in painted
aluminum, comprising a large D end table, a smaller example,
seven chairs and a small bench were all bought by the same
Scottish buyer for a total of £2,150. The garden section as a
whole totalled over £11,000, reflecting the strong seasonal
Silver attracted keen interest and with so many good objects
having been melted for their bullion value in past years, the
value of good quality remaining pieces is growing in value.
Every one of the 80 lots sold, totaling just over £8,000 and
there is a large entry already consigned for the June sale.
The jewellery section continues to gather momentum with a suite
of platinum rings selling at £1,550, an 18ct gold necklace set
with a three-diamond pendant for £1,350 and almost every other
lot sold for an amount totaling over £17,000.
Amongst the furniture, an inverted breakfront dressing table in
the manner of Gillows made £1,100, a good Victorian marquetry
breakfront bookcase £2,100, a set of four Hans J Wagner for Carl
Hansen & Son Wishbone CH24 chairs in white sold for £960.
A small collection of six model engines including a 5” gauge
Hunslet Steam Locomotive, a Stuart Beam Engine and a Coombes
Table Engine sold for £2,530. A very good example of a Victorian
sailor’s valentine, hexagonal in form, complete and in bright
condition sold for £3,400.
A few other notable
prices for lesser objects included an 18th
century pen knife – probably Scandinavian, at £760, a Dutch
ivory box with silver overlay, £1,100, another example this time
Indian for £720, while a Victorian rosewood travel box with
silver mounted fittings sold for £640, a French bronze
jardinière in a Japanese style by Alphonse Giroux for £1,250, a
Calcutta silver and woven basket, £840, three fine quality model
The following sale, at the end of June, is already heavily
subscribed, including many local deceased estate and is once
again expected to be a very large event.