Welcome to our first sale of 2022, with completion dates delayed we are lacking in size, but do our best to make up in quality.
The PICTURE section is currently running under 100 lots but not far short, and does include a number of portraits, one particularly is on canvas and of a nobleman in armour within a gold carved frame, it measures 45 x 33 inches approximately, also including works by or attributed to Samuel Prout, George Law Beetholme, Arthur Stocks, George B. Willcocks, K.S. Murphy, Adrian Daintrey, Stuart Lloyd, Leopold Rivers, W. Cook, John Roovers, David Cox, William James Durrant Ready, Louis Wain, Johan Laurents Jensen, R. Pearson, John Langton, Gabriel de Jongh, Katharine Church, Sheela Gowda, etc.
JEWELLERY, which includes gold and diamonds, is a small section, as is SILVER and PLATE.
The COLLECTORS shelves have an extensive collection of OS maps, stamps, magazines, postcards, costume jewellery, a large number of dress watches, a gold disc for ‘Eagles Their Greatest Hits’, etc.
In the TOYS section, we have taken delivery of a large number of Lledo model vehicles still in their blister packs, model trains including Hornby Dublo and Tri-ang, Formula 1 Scalextric and Electric Highways System car track in original boxes, along with modern toys, an old pond yacht, Action Man Space Explorer, a FX Vertigo, dolls, and vintage soft toys including teddy bears.
RECORDS including dance, rap, techno and classical.
COSTUME including vintage fashion, furs and accessories.
We have, from one property, an endless supply of Oriental RUGS, most of them are in poor condition but are displayed on the railings and floor of the saleroom. Also two very large woollen carpet squares of high quality.
The SHELVES bristle with interesting content, with lots of earthenware pots, an extensive number of early 20th century ginger jars, an unused and still boxed ‘Artist’s Studio’ which is a wooden Italian easel incorporating a drawer with 33 items of paints and brushes, an Optima wicker picnic hamper for four is unused and still wrapped in tissue paper and includes four gingham napkins. There is hi-fi equipment, a television and computers including an HP portable with separate monitor, a dressmakers’ dummy, old sewing machines by Singer, large modern glass vases, decorative busts of young ladies, ornate and coloured glassware, an extensive collection of cut table glass, a lady’s huge collection of model cats including three by Lorna Bailey. Royal Grafton have produced a fine quality dinner service in the Regal pattern, heavily edged in gold, including two tureens, sauceboats, soup and tea cups, and a more extensive service is by Spode, Knightsbridge design, with heavy gold and blue border – this includes ten soup plates and plates in four sizes. More dinnerware includes a Paragon Athena service, again with two tureens and heavy gilded borders.
In the last sale we got a world record of £1000 for a Whitefriars experimental piece, we have another experimental piece in this sale, in blue with rectangular ribbed body, again possibly a lamp base. There are other items of Whitefriars. Also in a recent sale we raised just under £2000 for a bronze by Bruno Zach, the one in this sale is much smaller and very pretty, with a lady wearing a clinging dress and holding a cigarette. She stands on a pebble base. Amongst the modern ceramics is a large Troika table lamp.
We have a selection of modern lighting including a number in faux leather by Hunt and two pairs of Regency style table lights, one pair with monkeys holding the lights, the other styled as palm trees. From a retired DJ we have a pair of Techics portable decks, along with his Fender amplifier.
Most definitely the most valuable item on the shelves is photographic and includes a whole outfit by Hasselblad, model 503cw – the last iconic Hasselblad, it comes with professional lighting. The shelves of interest includes sextants, a Victorian cylinder musical box, microscopes, chess sets, a Maori shield, a pair of Japanese carved bone floral panels, carriage clocks, painted ceramic panels and a beadwork panel.
The floor of the saleroom is full of BOOKS from two estates who had large libraries of modern books, which I can’t bring myself to give or throw away and will be sold in very large lots (please don’t expect detailed images of all the spines!).
FURNITURE is thin on the ground but does include another heavily carved Burmese chair, an 18th century oak panelled mule chest on large bracket feet, three antique card tables, one in rosewood on a well-carved column. A set of eight Victorian balloon back chairs, the mahogany frame of an officer’s bunk removed from HMS Ennerdale which incorporates four drawers and a cupboard. We have a large collection of pine furniture from a property, including kitchen cupboards, tables, a desk, a long, narrow table on green-painted frame, and charming furniture from a child’s bedroom by Stanley painted in cream and baby blue with flower decorations, it comprises a wardrobe, a bookcase chest, and a pair of single bed ends, and if you need a good sleep we have an Hypnos Superb Pillow Top mattress on a modern base, it looks like new.
Architecturally, we have an iron balustrade with a hint of Art Deco, a number of garden ornaments, well-patinated including cherubs, terracotta pots, box bushes, old chimney pots, a lead sundial, etc., also garden seats, curtains, a number of mirrors, and a VW Golf motor car, 05 registered with one owner and 40,000 miles, estimated at £400-600.
The auction will take place on Thursday 3rd February, there will be no public presence in the room on sale day, you will need to register with UKAuctioneers or the Saleroom for online bidding and to follow the sale.
You are all welcome to view the sale without appointments between 1-7pm on the 2nd February, but the saleroom is closed to the public on sale day.
The fully illustrated catalogue will be online from next Sunday, we look forward to seeing you next week.