Friday 01 June 2018
Commencing at 11:00amBedford Auction Centre
Friday 25th May – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 26th May – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 31st May – 9am to 6pm,
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.
A late 19th century siena marble and ormolu desk tidy modelled as a seraph leaning over a brazier, the central pen rest and quill flanked by a pair of inkwells, on a verde antico base with gilt claw feet, w. 41 cm Est £400 – £600
ENTRIES INVITED FOR NEXT SALE
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Bedford Auction Centre
A group of approximately eighty cap badges relating to county and city regiments including London Rifle Brigade, Devonshire, City of London Volunteer Corps, Liverpool Scottish, Suffolk, Westmorland etc.
Sold for £440
A late 19th century fusee wall clock by John Walker, 77 Cornhill & 230 Regent Street, London, 5713, within a mahogany circular case, d. 38 cm
Sold for £550
After Jules Moigniez (1835-1894), a pair of brown patinated bronze figures modelled as stags on naturalistic bases and marble plinths, h. 75 cm
Sold for £700
A 19th century French repeater carriage clock, the movement stamped Paris and striking on a gong, marked 8289, the enamelled face with Roman and Arabic numerals, within a brass and five-glass case, h. 20 cm, in a fitted leather case
Sold for £500
A late 19th/early 20th century German violin with a two-part back, bearing a paper Stradiuarius label, together with a German ebony, metalwares and mother-of-pearl mounted bow, in a similar case
Sold for £840
Pieter Christian Dommersen
(Dutch, fl. 1865-1913),
Fishermen on a calm coastline,
signed and dated 1902,
oil on board,
29.5 x 39 cm
Sold for £1,000
A Chinese Export metalware three piece bachelor's tea service typically relief decorated with blossoming branches, dragons and traditional scenes, Wing Nam & Co.
Sold for £1,500
A late 19th century brass precision theodolite by Carl Bamberg, Friedenau, No. 6478, on an ebonised tripod stand
Sold for £1,100
A Meissen figural group modelled as a family at rest on a rococo base, h. 10 cm, together with four further Continental figural groups (5)
Sold for £550
Four felt cards displaying a collection of brass and metalware livery and military buttons (approx. 210), together with a further collection of loose military buttons including Russian Police uniform buttons and others (qty)
Sold for £460
A horn handled hunting knife and sheath, the blade engraved 'From P. Ashley Cooper, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1934', overall l. 30.5 cm, together with a spear head (2)
Sold for £750
A 20th century bracket clock, the movement striking on a gong and bell with eight chimes and repeater cord, the silvered face with Roman numerals and three subsidiary dials, within an ebonised and gilt metal mounted case, h. 71 cm
Sold for £800
A. Wilkinson: a needlwork depicting plumed birds of paradise and tropical birds, 62 x 49 cm
*This needlework is sold with a letter written by the artist, aged 82 in 1960. He describes how he never would have believed he could have completed this piece, recounting how he received the 'last sacrament' during the Boer War and was reported dead by the War Office in 1901, later spending time in nine hospitals.
Sold for £750
After Francis Stamper, London: a 19th century brass lantern clock with an anchor escapement, the movement striking on a bell, the dial with Roman numerals, on a later oak bracket,
h. 90 cm overall
Sold for £950
18th Century School,
A half-length portrait believed to be George III when Prince of Wales,
oil on canvas,
laid to board,
74 x 61 cm
Sold for £1,200
A late Georgian mahogany dining table, reducing to a side table, with a concertina folding base and two additional leaves, in the manner of Robert Wright of Bond Street, Hull, 64 cm to 324 cm
Sold for £1,000
A Harley Aircraft Landing Light, Model No. F, No. 7599, with a copper and aluminum casing, on an adjustable tripod base
Sold for £460
Original watercolours by an accomplished hand depicting a variety of European National Costumes with manuscript titles in French. Contained within a landscape qto qtr binding, gilt with marbled boards. Unattributed.
Sold for £600