In the General Antiques section of the sale 475 lots were offered. Although looking a bit sparse of furniture, there were some very interesting and unusual items of collectables and some very good quality jewellery on offer.
For example a large carved Coco de Mer sold for £240 and a Victorian glass hip flask in silver coloured Art Nouveau style case made £60.
An 1876 Queen Victoria young head gold sovereign struck in coin alignment, set in a 9ct gold heart shaped fine filigree pendant with 3 clusters of red stones, sold for £320.
Two Georgian miniature portraits on ivory made £100 each.
A Sky-watcher Skyliner telescope fetched £180, and a child’s Silver Cross pram sold for £150.
Amongst the furniture 8 lovely mahogany dining chairs with shaped carved backs, the seats requiring re-upholstering, made £290, which with Buyers’ Premium is £40 per chair. The chairs were of high quality, and it is unusual to find a set of 8.
The sale of garden tools and white goods was a lot quieter this month.
A Mountfield ride-on mower caused a great deal of interest and was finally sold for £600. Certainly the right time of year to be selling it!
Also for auction were private and seized vehicles. A total of 85 vehicles in all. The highest price vehicle was a 2011 Audi Q5 TFSI Quattro Estate with only 29,102 miles on the clock which fetched £11,000.
Our next General Sale is on Saturday 19th August,for which entries need to have been received by Tuesday 15th.
For a free valuation of items for sale contact Chris at the office or email email@example.com