20th MAY 2010




ON THE 20th MAY 2010 AT 11AM

Including 2 invalid scooters – one is nearly new and cost over £4000

With only 5 weeks between sales this time we are working hard to co-ordinate the visits and as ever it’s a last minute thing. Peggy is packing up a flat in Dolphin Square at the moment, and the contents of a property in St Peter’s Square, Hammersmith, have just been delivered, along with 4 boxes of ceramics from Eaton Square that have revealed a George Jones majolica strawberry dish, just in time for summer and those scorching lazy days ahead. The home of a theatrical producer is revealing interesting related ephemera including pictures, programmes, posters, books and scripts and a spectacular theatrical postcard album, also costume, such as a velvet smoking jacket, from productions he worked on including “Mr Chips”.

The PICTURES section at the moment is small but with some nice entries including H. Cook, Robt Winter, I. Pennington, Arthur Beckingham, E. Saunders, Muirhead Bone, Edward Stamo, Winifred Proctor, Paloma Cabelio Perez, David Mallinson, K. Mayer, Nora Howarth. SILVER AND PLATE includes salvers, teapots, coasters, candlesticks, and a Masonic cigarette box. JEWELLERY includes an Asprey diamond-encrusted cocktail watch and other diamond jewellery. CERAMICS and glass includes a Moorcroft blue poppy vase, majolica, including a George Jones strawberry plate, Meissen, Imari, Troika, Whitefriars, Ditchfield, Beswick, Doulton, Wedgwood picture tiles and Etruria table wares. ALCOHOL includes champagnes, brandy, and whisky. BOXES include a letterbox styled correspondence box and a tortoiseshell sewing box.

FURNITURE includes a Georgian peat bucket, a Liberty style piano stool, a good 18th century oak housekeeper’s cupboard, a Georgian mahogany bureau-bookcase, a good nest of walnut tables, a Victorian extending dining table, 19th century chair sets, a 19th century settee with carved frame, a bergere suite, a good quality oak dining suite, a burr elm dining suite, and a chaise longue. CLOCKS. ORIENTAL CARPETS. COSTUME includes a Burmese airforce uniform with holster, a top hat, items from Kashmir, and a colourful leather biker’s jacket, also good leather luggage including crocodile and Louis Vuitton. COLLECTABLES include a Staunton chess set, cigarette cards, football programmes, cricket, model railway and toy cars, two full tortoiseshells, records, etc. GENERAL EFFECTS include 16 fridges, cookers, and the like, brilliant furniture, invalid scooters, terracotta garden pots, a piano, etc., and an old Ford Escort for restoration.

BREAKING NEWS: We have a late entry of a collection of Clarice Cliff pieces including a sugar sifter, a jam pot and a honey pot.