The final Antique Sale of the year showcased a wonderfully eclectic catalogue, which once again went on to produce very impressive results for sellers in every category of the sale.
Director Chris Boreham was talking after the sale, “Holding the sale in the run up to Christmas, I was expecting considerable interest in items of jewellery, but once again, it was so pleasing to see such strong bidding on the furniture.”
“We’re definitely seeing renewed interest in this area, as people are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that ‘buying new’ is having on the environment”
However, the unlikely star of the show proved to be a large collection of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanacks, which eventually sold for £3,700.

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanacks

Chris continued, “It’s quite unusual to see a collection of Wisden’s as large and complete come to market, but whilst we were anticipating good interest in the books, the result did catch us a little by surprise.”
With Christmas just around the corner, there was plenty of good quality jewellery in the sale, and with estimates to suit all pockets. The highlight proved to be a stunning platinum and diamond cluster ring, which sold after a flurry of last minute bids for £3,600.
An oil on board of a beach scene, entitled ‘The Yellow Sunshade’, and which had become something of a favourite with everyone that viewed, sold for £300. The painting perfectly encapsulated a view of the sparkling sea on a sunny day, and in mid-winter seemed to exude the warmth of summer.
Other highlights included a large eight seat mahogany dining table with matching chairs, which sold for £1,600; the hammer coming down on a pair of brown leather club chairs at £1,200; and a ‘Geneva’ bible, dating from 1606, selling for £1,100.

Platinum & Diamond Cluster Ring
Brown Leather Club Chairs
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