05/02/2015 : No Joking Matter!
Our February sale once again opened to a packed auction room with bidders attracted by a wide range of antiques and collectibles.
One of the most unusual items we have seen recently was a late 19th century child’s silk jesters costume, complete with stockings, shoes, matching porcelain head puppet and a photo showing the original owner wearing the outfit which eventually sold for £320.
To prove that high quality furniture is still in demand, a good Victorian walnut pier cabinet started the day off on a high note selling for a very healthy £1000. Snapping at the heels of this antique piece came a 1970’s vintage ten-piece dining suite which realised £900.
In the Oriental section, the highest price paid on the day was for a pair of 19th century Chinese export plates which eventually went under the hammer for £780 despite some damage, and a reproduction four-piece set of lacquered cabinets raised a healthy £250.
Clocks proved to be as popular as ever with an 18th century longcase clock by Buchanan of Dublin and originally from a seafaring home in Dublin sold for £780, an Elkington of Liverpool repeating brass cased carriage clock was sold on behalf of a local charity for £290 and a 19th century French gilt metal mantel clock realised £220.
In the paintings section, an oil on card by John Wright Oakes depicting the sun breaking through clouds over Lake Lucerne, with a Walker Art Gallery exhibition label for 1886 verso sold to an internet bidder for £440.
Our next sale is on the 4th March and features a specialist section for Photographic & Optical instruments. For any information please contact the team on 0151 709 8070