Friday 03 May 2019
Commencing at 11:00amBedford Auction Centre
Friday 26th April – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 27th April – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 2nd 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 pair of Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ oak bookends, h. 15.5 cm Estimate £200 – £300
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.
A 19th century Zulu rhinoceros horn knobkerrie of typical form, l. 71.5 cm, 307 grams Estimate £800 – £1200
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.
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.
Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.
For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.
Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.
Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.
Bedford Auction Centre
A regency green leather button upholstered library chair, possibly Irish, the mahogany, reeded and brass inlaid frame of lyre-shaped form, on reeded legs with casters
Sold for £850
Cartier, an 18ct yellow gold and silver brooch in the form of a hawk resting on its trainers gauntlet, its eye set a small ruby, the glove decorated in black enamel and set small diamond and coral, signed verso and numbered 11513
Sold for £3,800
A collection of thirty-seven silver mounted clear and coloured glass vesta jars, various dates and makers.
Sold for £2,500
Talwin Morris: Glasgow School, 'Art Nouveau' Bookcase designed by Morris featuring a moulded top above three open shelves and four embossed copper plaques together with the complete complementary set of 21 bindings incorporating the gilt 'Peacock Feather' design on the maroon leather spines reflecting that of the plaques.
Sold for £800
Johann Huggler, Brienz (Swiss 1834-1912), a late 19th century clock, the French Japy Freres movement striking on a bell, within a Black Forest carved figural case modelled as a hunter holding a rifle, a buck over his shoulder with a hare, beaver and three partridge emerging from the stump and roots below, signed, h. 94 cm.
Sold for £7,600
A large group of pre-1920 Edward VII and George V silver coinage including shillings, florins, sixpence and threepence, overall
Sold for £1,400
Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn, an oak nest of three occasional tables each with a relief carved mouse, max w. 61cm
Sold for £800
Samuel La Grave, London: an 18th century table clock, the twin-train fusee movement striking bell, with an inscribed brass rear, the silvered dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, date aperture, strike/silent dial and decorated with an Oriental building, surrounded by brass spandrels within a mahogany and brass mounted case on ogee feet
Sold for £1,900
Van Cleef & Arpels, a yellow metal clip in the form of a seated musician playing the mandolin, her head set facet diamond, her chest and legs set cabochon emeralds and further small diamonds & rubies, signed verso and numbered 20444
Sold for £4,700
A late 18th century Cuff-type brass microscope by P. Dollond, Strand, London, together with several glass slides, within the mahogany case, h. 44 cm.
Sold for £2,300
A matched Chinese metalware four piece tea service, each pieced relief decorated with dragons within a hammered field, character marks to bases, together with a pair of similar sugar nips, overall 50 ozs (5).
Sold for £2,800
A Chinese stoneware blue and white shallow dish of circular form centrally decorated with a dragon, six character mark to base, d. 34.5 cm
Sold for £2,200
A Stuart Turner model of a direct-coupled steamed engine and electric generator, stamped 180
Sold for £340
William Tolliday, a model of a three-master sailing ship over a mineral sea, on a matching plinth, signed 14 x 11cm
William Tolliday joined Garrard & Co. in the late 1960's and worked from a workshop above the shop
Sold for £1,400