Friday 01 January 2016
Commencing at 11:02pmBedford Auction Centre
Thursday 31st December 9am – 5pm
Morning of sale from 9am
The first Friday of every month sees a specialist auction of Antiques and Collectable’s at the Bedford Auction Centre. A range of Antique Furniture, Pictures, Ceramics & Glass, Silver, Metalware, Boxes and Caddies, Militaria and other collector ’s items are offered for sale.
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the the-saleroom.com
We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale
Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.
Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.
Mailing & Postage
All mailing is handled by Mail Boxes Etc.
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
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Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.
ENTRIES INVITED FOR NEXT SALE
If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales please contact Lindsay Vintiner or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or email@example.com
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.
Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.
Bedford Auction Centre
An early 20th century pine and strung apprentice piece modelled as a working wheelbarrow, l. 76 cm
Sold for £260
A group of late 19th/early 20th century stoneware ginger beer bottles, many named, including three with blue and green bands, together with a group of cods, inks, reference booklets etc.
Sold for £700
William Lionel Wylie (1851-1931),
'Report Me All Well',
signed and inscribed,
27 x 42 cm
Sold for £820
Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone (1864-1939), a pair of Arts & Crafts brass candlesticks of squat form, stamped '19 Rathbone 02 107T', h. 12.5 cm each
Sold for £1400
A late 19th century French mantle clock, the face with Roman numerals, in the form of a sphere supported by a pair of putti on a gilt metal base of architectural form decorated with swags, h. 39 cm
Sold for £750
A George III silver mug of traditional bell shaped form having a leaf capped c-scroll handle, Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan, London 1796, together with two further George III mugs of similar design, overall 30 ozs
Sold for £1100
An early 20th century Chinese silk embroidery depicting a peacock amongst a naturalistic landscape, 39 x 31 cm, together with seven similar embroideries and a painting on silk depicting three exotic birds on a blossoming branch (9)
Sold for £1400
Continental School, 17th century,
A half length portrait depicting a Tudor
female wearing French clothing and holding
a lidded container,
unsigned, 47 x 33 cm
oil on oak panel and housed within a 19th century Venetian carved giltwood frame
Sold for £9500
A group of three early 20th century walking canes, each with the pommel modelled as an African head, one with a brass mount marked 'G. Little & Co. Makers,
63 Haymarket, London
Sold for £600
After Demeter H. Chiparus (1886-1947), a cold painted and ivory mounted bronze figure 'Nimble Dancer' on a stepped onyx base, based engraved 'ETLING, PARIS', overall h. 46 cm, figure h. 30.5 cm
Sold for £7000
A parian ware bust modelled as a half length classical female figure on a socle base, h. 42 cm
Sold for £920
A George II silver covered tankard of tapered cylindrical form, having a scroll work thumb piece and leaf capped handle above a ribbed body, maker (?)IB, London 1759, h. 17.5 cm,
Sold for £740
A Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War bone figural group modelled as a guillotine execution with staircase, within a display cabinet, 37 x 20 cm, together with a similar boat
Sold for £950
A Chinese stoneware blue and white vase of baluster form, allover decorated with dragons, h. 48 cm
Sold for £1100
A British Mutoscope & Biograph Company of London clockwork operated Kinora viewer, model B25, the cast metal body with two viewing lenses on an ornate base containing the clockwork mechanism, together with eleven films
Sold for £2300
A set of eight George III and later mahogany and upholstered dining chairs, including two carvers, with swag decorated back rails on square straight legs joined by stretchers
Sold for £1050