September’s General Sale once again saw very strong results across all categories, but it was the furniture that proved to be the undoubted star of the show, as the resurgence of interest in good quality bedroom, dining room and living room pieces continued.
Director Chris Boreham explained, “We are increasingly seeing people looking for a more environmentally friendly, less wasteful approach to furniture buying, and well made antique or second hand furniture fits in very well with that.”
“A typical Victorian chest of drawers already has over 100 years of history, and looked after will easily last another lifetime, all at a price and environmental impact that is often a fraction of it’s high street equivalent.” he continued.
Art also proved to be a strong draw for customers, with a framed still life oil painting by Tricia Hardwick selling for £320, and the hammer finally going down on four unusual, colourful framed and glazed prints at £520.
A large collection of early postcards attracted a lot of interest from dealers and private collectors alike, before finally selling for £940. The collection contained postcards from all over England and Europe, with many of social and historical interest.
Other highlights included a brass ship’s bell stamped ‘GR VI’ achieving £210, and a Normandy cider apple press selling for £820.