The January Sale

Online Bidding Continues To Break Records

03/02/2021    

The superb auction results and high prices achieved in our series of Winter Auctions, were at levels not experienced for over twenty years.  

The question was, would this continue into January 2021?

At our sale on the 28th the answer was most definitely, so far yes. Our Fine Art, Prints & Drawings and Furniture Departments both achieved sell through rates of over 90%. Whilst viewing was not available ‘in the room’, detailed condition reports and personal face to face zoom calls with our expert valuers ensured our clients had the confidence to bid strongly online. Over 1,000 buyers from 17 countries specifically registered for the sale, across our 4 live bidding platforms. The sale took 9 ½ hours (!) and included contents from a large private estate near Windsor, a letter from Lord Nelson and items from the estate of costume designer Patrick Wheatley, who worked with Steven Spielberg amongst illustrious others.

 

18th century portrait nobleman lace collar John Maitland 1st Duke of Lauderdale

Lot 10: A large early 18th-century portrait of a nobleman with lace collar, reputedly John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale - £4,300 hammer

 

19th century oil on canvas portrait military officer uniform

Lot 11: A 19th Century oil on canvas, portrait of a military officer in uniform - £2,700 hammer

 

19th century oil on canvas Lake District Windermere landscape

Lot 17: A 19th Century oil on canvas, Lake District landscape - £1,000 hammer

 

Jean Kevorkian French Nympheas impressionist pond summer oil on canvas

Lot 53: Jean Kevorkian (b.1933) French, 'Nymphéas', an impressionist style view of a pond on a summer's day, oil on canvas - £800 hammer

 

Alonso Sanchez Coello Spanish portrait noblewoman oil on copper

Lot 59: Attributed to Alonso Sanchez Coello (1515-1590) Spanish, a portrait of a noblewoman, oil on copper - £1,400 hammer

 

Henry Moore Child Playing at Mother's Knees lithographic print

Lot 74: Henry Moore (1898-2006), 'Child Playing at Mother's Knees', lithographic print - £750 hammer

 

Norman Rockwell pencil drawing on paper

Lot 75: Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), a pencil drawing on paper - £5,200 hammer

 

Cecil Beaton theatrical costume design

Lot 81: A theatrical costume design by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) - £950 hammer

 

Yves Saint Laurent original 1950s hand drawn theatrical costume fashion sketch design Paola Duel of Angels Christian Dior pastel on paper Victoria and Albert Museum V&A M Berman Ltd costumiers Vivien Leigh

Lot 89: Yves Saint-Laurent original 1950s hand-drawn theatrical costume/fashion sketch design - £4,800 hammer

 

George IV side table bamboo

Lot 111: George IV rectangular side table - £500 hammer

 

Titchmarsh & Goodwin Queen Anne style walnut writing desk leather breakfront drawers cabriole

Lot 118: A Titchmarsh & Goodwin Queen Anne style walnut writing desk, with tooled leather writing surface - £1,100 hammer

 

An original Ritz (London) croupier’s baccarat card table, with gaming chips, John Huxley Gaming

Lot 125: An original Ritz (London) croupier’s baccarat card table, with gaming chips and related items, by John Huxley Gaming - £700 hammer

 

A pair of faux rouge marble effect pedestals / plinths, of rectangular form

Lot 128: A pair of faux rouge marble effect pedestals / plinths - £1,200 hammer

 

A pair of large rectangular Aubusson style floral tapestries

Lot 149: A pair of large rectangular Aubusson style floral tapestries - £1,100 hammer

 

A pair of large Chinese porcelain vases and covers, Qing, 18th century Canton South East Asian Fo dog finials blossoming prunus ruyi heads Famille Rose gilt cracked ice and powder blue ground

Lot 165: A pair of large Chinese porcelain vases and covers, Qing, 18th century - £1,900 hammer

 

A rare Chinese Canton carved natural and stained ivory figural chess set, 19th century European King Queen buildings carved Chinese Emperor Empress oriental landscapes stems carved foliate knops

Lot 302: A rare Chinese Canton carved natural and stained ivory figural chess set, 19th century - £1,100 hammer

 

An early 20th century medical-study partial human skeleton skull Adam Rouilly

Lot 475: An early 20th century medical-study partial human skeleton - £1,200 hammer

 

A letter from Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), to Post-Captain Charles Boyles (1756-1816) HMS Victory Toulon Nelson Bronte

Lot 487: A letter from Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), to Post-Captain Charles Boyles (1756-1816) - £4,600 hammer

 

A Georgian walnut long case clock, the arched brass dial for Richard Holland, Coventry

Lot 530: A Georgian walnut long case clock, the arched brass dial for Richard Holland, Coventry - £3,000

 

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Aubrey Dawson

Aubrey Dawson

Aubrey has over 20 years’ experience as an Auctioneer & Valuer under his belt and is our resident watch expert (he loves them). You may have been fortunate enough to have seen Aubrey in action on TV, as he was a regular on several BBC programmes over the years (including Bargain Hunt and Antiques Roadshow).

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