It’s that time again! Bainbridges are about to hold an auction of more new to the market and mainly unreserved lots. Just like the oil painting in the last sale, by Albert Moor, a still life of flowers. It fetched £19,000 plus premium.
I can’t say I expect results like that this time, but the PICTURES section is full, and includes works by Michelangelo Maestri, Pierre Grist, Hottenhamer, Brian Davis, Henry Young Alison, Barry Raynor, David Gentleman, Carl F. Felkel, Benjamin Williams Leader, John Brunsden, Wilmot Pilsbury, William Hindle, Leonard Hitchcock, Patrick Tilley, Alexander Prowse, Sophie Ryder, Sir Henry Joseph Wood, Ken Howard, John Bellamy, Alan Furneaux and Simeon Stafford, etc.
The JEWELLERY section has some great mixed lots and also includes a Georg Jensen silver necklet and a Louis Vuitton, Paris, acrylic bangle in original box, and a fine Edwardian gold and silver diamond brooch.
The COLLECTOR shelves are full, especially with postcards and cigarette cards and a lot of stamps, first day covers and coins including rare early examples. An early draughtsman’s combination ruler has caught my eye. We have interesting medals. I think a number of collectors have recently moved on, so to speak, as some of the collections are spectacular.
SILVER AND PLATE are being catalogued as we write, but includes an embossed silver cigarette box by Sybil Dunlop, embossed with dragons, and a good collection of period Sheffield plate among the 70 lots.
The SHELVES are groaning under the weight and are as diverse as ever. We have SWORDS AND GUNS . I took in a Red Cross German Hewer today along with a naval sword and last week a fine ‘pepperpot’ pistol by W Bond of Cornhill. We have a large bronze sun dial by William Harris and Son of London. We have good BRONZES, one full height female nude by G Goode. We have good clocks including a fine Victorian bracket clock chiming on multiple bells, and we have boxes.
TOYS AND RECORDS is a full section. One man’s collection of Corgi model prop aircraft representing 14 airlines takes up a bit of space. We are also selling for him model aircraft engines with propellers, capable of lifting heavy planes. The gentleman has retired too, so we have his old shop counter to sell as well. There are plenty of records and books including Folio Society.
COSTUME is a busy section including three Louis Vuitton Epi leather handbags that are as new, two Jasmine model in black and mandarin and a red Pont Neuf bag, also bags by Mulberry, Gucci and Bottega Veneta. Also a good quantity of vintage clothing and many designer labels. There’s never knowing what comes out of garages during clearing. In this sale we have a detailed model of The Queen Mary. It’s 260 cm long (that’s 8 ft 6 ins in joined-up!). The same source brings us a boat builder’s model of Typhoon, possibly a J-class racing yacht. That’s 64 ins long. Also die-cast model cars, model trains, vintage teddy bears, etc.
FURNITURE is thin on the ground compared to last sale. However, that means you can move around more easily and what we have is choice. It includes a large 19th century rosewood circular dining table, 5 ft diameter, 16 ft circumference on a fine column and tripod base, a fine George lll Hepplewhite period mahogany writing and dressing table of broken serpentine form , a useful small early 19th century small cabinet with galleried top, a William IV mahogany bergere in rosewood on a Grecian frame, a charming and small William IV mahogany secretaire bookcase, an 18th century mahogany torchere on a well turned stand with later top, small period chests and a bureau, an early 20th century mahogany 4-poster bed with Colefax and Fowler fabric drapes and a matching pair of curtains – it’s very pretty, and a large oak desk carved both sides. We have lacquered furniture including a bureau, a cabinet and a corner cupboard The 20th century comes in the form of a 1970s rosewood dining suite, now with a CITES certificate, a Danish teak dining suite, modern Italian settees, a Heals style 1960s sideboard with wavy line decoration to the two sliding doors.
GENERAL EFFECTS includes two red metal tool cabinets with drawers and some tools, good washing and drying machines, modern flat screen televisions, one still boxed, hi-fi, two winter car tyres, accessories form a modern high speed motorbike including a stainless steel high performance twin exhaust system, vacuum cleaners, lots of CDs and DVDs etc.
All available to buy on Thursday the 8th November from 11am with viewing on the 7th from 1-7 pm and on sale day from 9.30 am.
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Don’t miss it !!
And remember the December sale, on the 13th, is full of whisky and wines.