22nd September 2018

Sale Report – PDF

Thimbleby & Shorland’s first live and on line monthly sale proved a great success, with about 250 bidders registered on line, and some new faces both viewing and bidding ‘live’. There were also a number of bidders on the telephone during the sale.
The interest in the sale was undoubtedly fuelled by a good number of high quality lots on offer, and there were also bidders on line for the modern furnishings from a House Builder’s Show Homes.

Principal prices achieved were:

A Hemmington upright piano £220 (Lot 2); 
a Globe Vernicke style bookcase £220 (Lot 29);
an ‘as new’ oak side table £220 (Lot 51);
a Christian Lacroix rug £190 (Lot 81);
an ‘as new’ Sofa & Chair Company sofa £450 (Lot 145);
a turquoise upholstered ‘as new’ tub chair £200 (Lot 147);
an Edwardian mahogany tripod coat and hat rack £200 (Lot 192);

an oak metamorphic table/chair £180 (Lot 195);
an oil on canvas of a racehorse signed John Beer £500 (Lot 202);

Lot 243

Lot 243


a set of 3 small oils by Robert Hughes £170 (Lot 243);
a 17th century manuscript of medical cures the back of which had been used as a Victorian scrap book including an invitation to Queen Victoria’s coronation £850 (Lot 287);






a King James’s version Holy Bible dated 1683 £320 (Lot 289);
a collection of 31 books many of local interest including Plot’s Natural History of Oxfordshire 1677 £2,850 (Lot 300);

a 19th century French gilt bracket clock £180 (Lot 350);
a pair of rococo pattern Georgian candlesticks £420 (Lot 362);

a Georgian silver 2 handled cup presented to the winner of the Jockey Club Cup in 1911 £850 (Lot 368);
a pair of silver sauce boats by Shapland of London £320 (Lot 369);
a miniature travelling toilet set in red leather covered case £420 (Lot 376);

a pair of 18ct gold cufflinks, sold to a buyer in Australia, £320 (Lot 378);
5 gold-mounted egg pendants, 2 with Russian marks £320 (Lot 382);
an 18ct gold, platinum & diamond cluster ring £350 (Lot 418);

Border Fine Arts model “The Fergie” £450 (Lot 516);
Border Fine Arts model “Threshing Mill” £800 (Lot 520);
oak and glass cased electronic regulator clock £260 (Lot 553);
a collection of brass and pewter measures including a quart measure marked ER £80 (Lot 586);
a 19th century Swiss Army shako £180 (Lot 599).

There was an 80% clearance rate, so we are very keen to hear from potential vendors for the next sale, which is on Saturday 27th October. Auctioneer and Thimbleby & Shorland Director Chris Boreham said “ It has been a lot of hard work changing our systems to make sure that everything was ready for the fully illustrated catalogue to be online a week before the sale, but the team put in a great effort and it went very smoothly. Given the number of high quality lots we had I am delighted that we were on line as it broadened the market considerably and there is no doubt that the best lots made more as a result.”