2018 and one month gone already!
Our first sale of the year is booked for the 8th February and is coming together well.
For a change, FURNITURE is an interesting section and includes an Art Deco walnut demi-lune desk stamped Heals. From the same house comes a burr maple (?) dressing table on a sleigh style support. We have a substantial Arts and Crafts light oak refectory table on a stylish base, the top formed from two very thick planks. A rosewood 1960s dining table and 6 chairs comes with the necessary CITES certificate as does the Steinway concert grand, once owned by Yonty Soloman (1937-2008), the world famous South African pianist. We have interesting antiques including a mahogany dresser, library table, a good partners desk and a fabulous large early 20th century dining table on carved cabriole legs along with a good chair set. Modern items include shabby chic kitchen furniture, open bookcases, pine and painted chests, a Lloyd Loom dining table, a metal garden set and a small and pretty Victorian wrought iron garden bench. Probably Coalbrookdale.
There’s about 60 lots of PAINTINGS and PRINTS including Australian works.
The JEWELLERY includes a Patek Philippe 18ct gold wrist watch with original box and other gold watches, one an Omega pocket watch and chain in 18ct gold. We have two of the best Belcher chains in 9ct gold, a half sovereign, platinum bangle, rings etc.
SILVER AND PLATE is a small section with only 39 lots. As ever, the SHELVES are full with the usual mix of English, European and Oriental wares. We have good CLOCKSs, weapans, walking sticks, fans, microscopes, brass and copper.
We have a great FUR section but the COSTUME section is thin, although it does include shoes, handbags and a great pair of period Vivienne Westwood leather pants with Seditionaries label.
TOYS includes a good large vintage teddy bear with lavender coloured mohair fur, tinplate model cars and a ventriloquist dummy, and also vintage childrens BOOKS.
All in all its a must visit.
The sale is on Thursday the 8th February at 11 am with viewing the day before from 1 to 7pm and on sale day from 9.30 am.
Incidentally, the March sale, on the 15th, looks to be very interesting.