16th MARCH 2017 Sale Information

Dear friend,

We use UKAuctioneers.com for on-line bidding.  Their service is good and friendly and for you, the cheapest available.

Our second sale of the year on Thursday 16th March has a slightly different look to it as there is a lot less furniture resulting in space.

The most impressive section is JEWELLERY, There are 126 great lots combining various probate instructions from local areas, Holland Park and Teddington.  There are some cracking items from under £50 to over £2000.  Lots of diamonds from small rings to a fabulous Edwardian pendant with over 5ct.  We have lots of watches including a fabulous 1940s gold cocktail watch weighing in at 24.6g. The same section includes 6 foreign 900 gold coins each weighing 33.43g.  Do check out the photographs.

This sale includes among the PICTURES a large archive of mainly unframed works by Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893-1975), from the artist’s family, chiefly portraits and portrait sketches in pastels and pencil, including of Paul Robeson, of Princess Alexandra as a child, etc., and also of airmen including of Sgt Peter F.C. McWilliams, dated 14.2.42, military portraits and cartoons, including ‘Soldier in Tin Hat – Thoughtful’,  and a group of ink sketches of players in Newcastle United Football Club with the Magpie (c.1920s). Other artist represented include  William Merry, W, Richards, Joseph Wrightson McIntyre, Terence Cuneo, T.S. Ayer, Ida Lorentzen, Laurie A. Landy, Ron Folland, Molly Bishop (Lady George Scott), John Trickett, William Christian Symons, John Gallop, W. Appleton, W. Wilde, George Sheringham, Boris O’Klein, Jacques Villom, Clifford Hall, T. Sidney Cooper, W. Rogers, John Heywood, David Cartwright, etc.

SILVER AND PLATE comes in 57 lots including flatware.   Check out the photographs.

SHELF ITEMS come in 337 lots and what a display.  We have taken in a delightful collection of good Whitefriars glass including rare and large samples in many colours.  The display looks a picture.  On those shelves is a wonderful clock carved in ivory with Diana seated with a dog, the finial as a putto holding a game bird.  It’s 19th century and 8.5 in high.  There is other good antique ivory including a page turner mounted  with silver pheasants.  Those shelves include a wonderful set of five Chinese late Qing dynasty pith paper paintings, each well-painted with two ladies at courtly pursuits, sight size 20 x 19 cm, mounted and framed.  Across the way on the CLOCK shelves we include an impressive French Restoration gilt bronze mantel clock, cast with swan head and wings, the integral plinth with Venus and Cupid, silk suspension.  There are other clocks including carriage clocks and a very smart vintage gentleman’s overnight case in pigskin, by The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co, incorporating a matching vanity case complete with fittings in ivory, glass and silver, London hallmarks for 1938. It’s almost unused.

COLLECTABLES, books, toys and records are represented including good 70/80s rock and pop albums, as is COSTUME which includes the most spectacular long leather coat with fur lining and fox fur collar, along with Mulberry handbags and overnight bags, a Marc Jacobs Stam bag and vintage clothing.

The FURNITURE is dominated by a spectacular early 20th century parcel-gilt walnut dining table in George II style, the top with four leaves and rounded ends quarter-veneered and cross and feather banded, with Joseph Fitter Screw Table Expander wind-out mechanism, on four carved cabriole legs, the top 53.5 in (136 cm) by 168 in (426 cm) fully assemble.  We have an impressive set of ten dining chairs in William & Mary style, including one with arms, in parcel-gilt walnut, with tall carved backs, the seats now upholstered in beige dralon  and a good 19th century French commode a vantaux en arbalete, in Louis XV style, in kingwood and marquetry, decorated with skating scenes, floral sides, metal mounts, beneath a breche marble top, 40.5 in wide.  A fabulous continental walnut desk is another attraction along with triple wardrobes, Globe Wernike bookcases, a 19th century breakfront library bookcase and a modern boardroom table to seat 16.

GENERAL EFFECTS includes televisions, white goods, lathes and shipping goods.

It’s all here, so please make a date to view in person this Wednesday the 15th from 1-7pm and on Thursday the 16th from 9.30 am, the sale beginning at 11am and due to finish at 8pm.

The catalogue is available with a picture of every lot on our web site from Monday.  That’s bainbridgesauctions.com.  You can bid on line at UKAuctioneers.com.

Make a date and if you have any wines and spirits to sell we need them from March 22nd for the April 20th sale.

Good bidding.

Peter Bainbridge