The April Antique auction proved to be another remarkable sale, with consistently high prices in all categories, as well as one or two surprises.
Since lockdown, we have seen renewed interest in brown wood
furniture, and of course mid-century furniture, particularly
Scandinavian, remains a strong seller. It was a classic Georgian
serpentine fronted chest of drawers that stole the show however, with
interest from dealers and members of the public alike, before
eventually being sold for £2,450. An early 19th century mixed wood
nest of tables, attributed to Gillows also proved a strong attraction,
with the hammer falling at £1,720.
We always have a very wide range of smaller items on offer in our monthly auctions, and this month was no exception, with chess sets, glassware and vintage computer games amongst some of the items available. The real star turned out to be a box of mixed bottles that had been consigned to auction at the last minute, and which contained an early 19th century soda bottle. Nothing is missed in the online auction world, and the secret was soon out. After considerable interest, and very determined bidding, the bottles were knocked down for £3,300, much to the delight of the vendor. Three Persian rose water decanters together with a yellow enamel painted decanter sold for £820, and one of three Jaques chess sets entered into the sale sold for £360.
As ever, the sale catalogue contained a good selection of jewellery and silver to suit all pockets and tastes, but highlights included a stunning white gold, sapphire and diamond art deco style ring selling for £4,000, and an unusual gold, pink sapphire and diamond pendant which went on to make £2,350.
With monthly sales of Antiques and Collectables there has never been a better time to enter your unwanted or unloved items to auction. Our experts are happy to come out and look at items in situ, you can send in photos of items for appraisal, or of course welcome to pop into our offices in person.