5 DECEMBER 2019 Sale Information

Dear Friends,

My yuletide message to you is to get down to our sale on black Thursday the 5th December.  You will not believe what we have for you.

Gentlemen, let me address you first if I may.  Christmas needs ALCOHOL and we have shelves of it.  Flavoured Vodkas abound with about 12 dozen bottles.  Then there’s the Champagnes including Dom Perignon, the whiskys are mainly Scottish with plenty of single malts including Macallan 12 year old from oak and from sherry barrels, and American Bourbon and Southern Comfort. A very special bottle is a 25 year old bottle of The Glenlivet single malt produced for the first marriage of Prince Charles.  It’s bottle number 185 in its original box and clear plastic outer case.  We are estimating £350-£450, the same estimate as for a bottle of 1893 vintage brandy by Adet.  Chateau bottled wines and table wines with sherry and exotic liqueurs complete the choice.

And ladies, you will not believe what we have for you.  Perfect timing as ever.  We have taken delivery of one lady’s collection of DESIGNER AND VINTAGE FASHION.  I estimate a quarter of a million pounds at cost.  There are few names she didn’t buy, so here are just a few and they are for all occasions and well looked after – Chanel, Balenciaga, Courreges, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and many others.   She must have had about 50 handbags including an Hermes Birkin bag in soft dark brown, never used (still being checked), Louis Vuitton, Lalique, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood,  Anya Hindmarch, Mulberry and shoes similarly sourced including Christian Louboutin.  I give you fair warning to prepare your debit cards for a walloping!

As for the rest of the sale , we have a 75 lots of PICTURES  by artists including  Charles McCall, John Bratby, Harold Knight, Soulie, Alessio Issuipeff, Olga Lehmans, Muriel Hunt,  J. Maris, J.J. Spohler, W. Delwart, Willem E. Roelofs, Robert Hardy, Boris Berzinsit, Troy Denton, Edwin Hayes, Hans Schlimarski, Alma Emery, Romey Brough, David Bates, Ivan Orloff, Kathleen Middleton, Jackie Simmonds, Roy Perry,  S.S. Szikova, H. Sylvester Stannard, Antoine Raymond, etc.

JEWELLERY, including some cracking costume jewellery including Chanel, Gaultier and other designer names, some interesting SILVER, SILVER PLATE, full shelves of PORCELAIN, POTTERY AND GLASS including old Lalique and Waterford, oriental ceramics.  BRONZES and CLOCKS, a Victorian telephone hand set, a huge Imari charger, BOOKS including about 1000 Folio editions, fabulous curtains, oriental rugs, modern televisions including a 67 inch plasma with 3-D facility, a child’s motorbike and racing suit, gents racing suits and helmets, good RECORDS including a Beatles White Album, Bose hi-fi, and, from a client who couldn’t stop buying tools and rarely opened the parcels an endless supply of kit for the car, garden and for decorating, an Electra Stream Ride bicycle unused and with denim seat and blue-painted wheels,  a large quantity of big garden pots, and a Breeze S mobility scooter, again possibly unused.

FURNITURE includes a Le Corbusier lounger, a fabulous reproduction mahogany dining table with chair set, good settees including a modern version, probably Italian, a 19th century yew and elm Windsor chair, an impressive French carved giltwood suite, an Arts and Crafts occasional table incorporating a copper panel, possibly by Liberty, five Globe-Wernicke bookcases, a  Libus bookcase, a Hulsta superking bed with memory foam mattress, an Eavestaff minipiano in a teak case, old and modern pine, and we have a fantastic 19th century cast iron range with four plates and painted enamel doors, as well as an Art Deco style enamel stove.

Get away from the politics and join us next Wednesday from 1 to 7pm for the viewing.  You won’t believe it – we have installed new lighting!