Dawsons Fine Art & Antiques sale achieves great results

Contemporary art and historical letters were the stars of the show

A wonderful painting and letters of historical significance attracted huge interest across the globe. 


Dawsons' Fine Art & Antiques auction of the 24h June was another success. The team were delighted to help our clients to achieve wonderful results across all departments. Star Lot was a much sought after oil on canvas painting by Sir Kyffin Williams, entitled 'Welsh Mountainous Landscape', which eventually sold for a fantastic hammer price of £16,000.

Sir Kyffin Williams oil on canvas, sold for £16,000

We sold another wonderful oil on canvas painting by Joseph Herman, entitled "Rider And Peasant". This was also extremely popular amongst our worldwide audience of bidders, and eventually sold for a hammer price of £5,500. 

A Joseph Herman oil on canvas sold for £5,500

There were a number of extraordinary handwritten letters with historical significance that went under the hammer within our June sale, and which attracted great interest across the Atlantic in the US and achieved some fantastic results for our clients... Including a letter by British hero Viscount Horatio Nelson and three letters written by John Wesley, an English cleric, theologian, and evangelist, who was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England known as Methodism.

3 handwritten letters by John Wesley, sold for a collective £8,300

An original letter from Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), written whilst aboard HMS Victory only a few months before his death. Sold for £2,200

Amongst some magnificent furniture was a George III style mahogany breakfront bookcase, with architectural pediment and inlaid astragal glazed doors above neoclassical marquetry inlaid cupboard doors on shaped bracket feet. This lovely item proved the star lot within the many pices of lovely furniture on offer.

A George III style mahogany breakfront bookcase. Sold for £2,700

A collection of Chinese silver drew a large amount of interest from bidders across the globe. The collection included a silver caddy by Zee Wo, circa 1900, a Chinese silver bowl by Hung Chong, decorated with a stippled ground, with engraved presentation roundel 'SLEC Weekly Rink Competition 1929, won by A McLure', a silver napkin ring engraved 'D N A McLure, and three silver dishes, each inset with a Chinese coin.

A collection of Chinese silver. Sold for £2,700

The team of experts at Dawsons are always happy to provide a free verbal appraisal and auction valuation; regularly consigning an array of wonderful items to our monthly Fine Art & Antiques sale. We can also provide insurance valuations, where required.

Please do get in touch, should you any Fine Art or Antiques that you are keen to have valued.

We would love to hear from you:  0207 431 9445 / info@DawsonsAuctions.co.uk

Peter Mason

Peter Mason

Peter is particularly passionate about items with historical and social value, but he is also a wonderful General Valuer and has an extremely broad spectrum of knowledge gleaned over the years, that will certainly prove invaluable to anyone keen to sell or buy at auction.

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