New & exciting finds in the Jewellery & Silver page and a few pieces on the quick views of the current room layouts. Much more still to be posted. From the files and photographs we
have been sifting we have now matched some of the jewellery, faux fur coats (Astraka Brand) and hats worn by Diana Rigg during a Russian photo shoot in the mid '70's. Having brought back ALL of the
costume jewellery which was used in an illustrious career spanning the 1950's to the late '80's in advertising and promotional work for Ford and many other brand names we are tasked with sorting,
grading and selling it. There is A LOT, but we'll have some of the pieces available for sale from the weekend of 11th/12th May. Some of the pieces we acquired are now in the showrooms on the Art Deco
display stand on the first floor.
Some of the pieces from the estate, acquired by M&G, are now in the showrooms. If you can't visit, well have pics soon.
There are two new giclee prints of John Myett (his works are now on a par with Keating's (another reformed forger) in respect of value. We have a Paul Klee - The Storm and Les Trois Femmes
by Picasso. Worth a look.
Two new pieces in Furniture - Both C1730 - A spectacular original Gentleman's Toilette Cabinet and an oak drop leaf dining table with a wonderful patina.
Precious Metals - From it's peak in late 2011/2012 Gold has continued a steady decline (dragging other metals with it) and despite Brexit, Euro problems in some European
economies, and of course - Mr Trump - money is not flowing into the 'safe haven' gold used to be. We pay the published price/weight calculated at 2pm daily. Full testing facilities are available for
metals & stones.
C1730 - A Cuban Mahogany veneered Gentleman's Toilette Cabinet just back from restoration but retaining its original patina and the original mirror. £850.00
Well worth a second look. We are on the hunt for contemporary porcelain and silver topped toothbrush holder and soap dish. Watch this space.
C1850. One of a pair of turned mahogany tazzas or table centrepieces 7" high and 10 1/2" diameter. £200.00 the pair.
C1900. An Arts & Craft trunk of Oak & Pitch Pine with metal banding on the corners. Approx. 4ft 6 inches long, by 2ft High, 2ft 3inches deep. £360.00
C1800. A Sheraton side table of mahogany with satinwood banding on turned and fluted legs. 33 1/2 inches wide x 31 1/2" tall, x 19" deep. The srawers are 14" x 3 1/2". £480.00
C1730/50. A superb original George II oak drop leaf table (country made) approx. 6 feet long with both leaves extended, 24 inches wide when folded, and 27 inches high. N.B. All George 2nd tables
are 27" high. The patina is exsquisite and original. £780.00
C1840/50. A Beidermeier flame mahogany chest of four graduated wavefront drawers. Some old restoration and some recent 'revitalising' 37 inches wide, x 41" tall, x 19 1/2" deep. The drawers are
from the top 5 1/2", 7 1/2 ", 11", 9". £560.00
C1850. A French satinwood inlaid and ormalu jardiniere expertly & sympathetically restored. Original metal planter. £1,800.00
C1760/1770. An impressive Georgian oak sideboard with the later addition of an oak pedimented grooved shelf dresser unit (C1850). Sideboard 69" wide, 19'deep. All original. £760.00
C1860. A near pair of Victorian turned mahogany table centrepiece stands. Some slight recent restoration. £200.00
7 1/2 inches tall, x 10" Diameter.
C1820. A magnificent 'bat wing' Sutherland table - 35" fully extended and 7" when closed. £400.00
C1790/1800. A stained elm Windsor wheel back childs chair. £260.00
C1850. A magnificent Victorian mahogany tilt top breakfast table (4 comfortably) on a substantial turned boss column on a tripod leg base. £480.00
C1880. A French Mahogany vitrine with four mahogany shelves. Panel and peg construction. Drawer at base and pediment. Some glass replaced. £1,495.00
C1860. A Chinese lacquer & gilt low table in original (untouched) condition with an impeccable provenance. £600,00
C1920/30. A london made (Probably by Halls) Beidermeier style hall stand with Bronze Egyptian style marble table base supporting a separate framed and gilt painted mirror
(pictured standing behind the stand). Overall height approx.9 feet. This is truly a statement piece. £1,640.00
C1910. An Arts & Crafts low koffer/ seat. £400.00
C1860. A superb original Victorian mahogany tilt top tea table on a turned column on tripod kneed feet. £360.00
C1820. A Regency / William IV period butler's tray & Stand. £350.00
C1920. An Italian limestone carved garden bench. £400.00