Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

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Friday 01 January 2021

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Due to the exceptional circumstances
there will be no public viewing for this
sale and all lots have been photographed.

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.

Please note this sale will be held live on the internet. Whilst you can view as detailed above, we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.

*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.


Lot 97:
A pair of life-size bronze figures modelled as King Charles Spaniels, h. 63 cm, l. 101 cm

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Taylor or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or
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.

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the

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.

Delivery Service
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.

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The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544

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.

Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.

Bedford Auction Centre

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976),'The Family', coloured reproduction bearing Fine Art Guild blind stamp, signed in ink lower right, image 26 cm x 21 cm

Sold for £3,500

A 1930's silver manual wind wristwatch by Rolex, the rectangular silvered dial of Art Deco design with Arabic numerals and second hand section, on a late articulated bracelet strap, case w. 2.5 cm

Sold for £800

A reproduction elaborate mahogany bird cage on stand, total h. 187 cm

Sold for £500

A set of ten silver and silver gilt awards for the Royal Blackheath Golf Club, C J Vander Ltd., London 1969, together with two silver medallions, overall 13.5 ozs (12)

Sold for £300

A Chinese Export metalware's four piece tea service of vase shaped form comprising coffee pot, teapot, milk jug and sugar nips, each piece allover repousse decorated with bamboo in full leaf, character marks to bases, overall 41 ozs (4)

Sold for £1,400

Arthur James Wetherall Burgess (British, 1879-1957),'Entering the Surrey Docks',signed,oil on artists' board,30 x 45 cm

Sold for £700

An Elizabethan carved oak four-poster tester bed, the panelled tester/canopy suported by four foliate posts, the headboard intricately carved with a stylised rose, lily and chrysanthemum or dahlia, sold with a mattress and metal inner framework.Bed frame w. 130 cm, l. 190 cm, h. 217 cm. Mattress l. 172 cm, w. 119 cm*In 1920 Richard Holworthy (of Holworthy & Shilton Archivists and Genealogists) investigated the crest/arms on the headboard- he determined that they related to the Metcalfe and Ayscough families. Marriages between these two families took place in 1542 and 1593, Holworthy thought the latter date to be more accurate for the date of the bed. The bed has been in the current vendor’s family for over 100 years and was on display in Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire until 2019, as pictured.

Sold for £5,200

Andre Hambourg (French, 1909-1999),Le Repas sur le Plage,oil on canvas,signed, inscribed and dated 195514.5 x 20.5 cm CONDITION REPORT: Framed. Significant paint losses and crazing. Frame with losses. In need of attention.

Sold for £1,100

A William IV mahogany dining table, c. 1830, the two rectangular console-type ends each with scrolled frieze on turned columns, platform bases and scrolled feet with castors, together with the two fitted leaves, max. l. 252 cm, w. 129 cm

Sold for £750

Attributed to Edward Charles Barnes,a half length portrait of a Mediterranean beauty wearing a lace shawl,bears signature,oil on canvas,58 x 43.5 cm

Sold for £750

A late 19th/early 20th century mahogany partner's desk, the tooled leather surface over various drawers, on two pedestals with plinth bases, 182 x 122 cm

Sold for £900

Franz Bergman (1861-1936), a gilt bronze and enamel decorated figure modelled as dancer, her hinged skirt lifting to reveal her body beneath, signed 'Namgreb', mounted on a marble plinth, h. 19.5 cm

Sold for £500

A Wedgwood sage and white jasperware covered vase of urn shaped form decorated with floral sprays and having a cupid finial, h. 21 cm

Sold for £320

An early 18th century Queen Anne or George I walnut and feather banded chest of drawers, the two shorter drawers over three longer, each with a brass handle, on bun feet, w. 92 cm

Sold for £1,400

A cased set of Staunton boxwood and ebonised chessmen by J. Jaques & Son of London, stamps to the relevant pieces, in the original mahogany box with a paper label

Sold for £1,000

An Indian hand-woven wool carpet, the geometric red and blue ground within matching borders, 320 x 220 cm

Sold for £650

Follower of Richard Weatherill (British 1844-1913),A view of Whitby Harbour and Abbey,bears signature,oil on canvas,44.5 x 74.5 cm CONDITION REPORT: Framed. Large patched repair verso. Canvas a little loose. This painting bears the signature 'R. Weatherill' but looks to be a copy of a very similar painting by Richard Weatherill sold at auction. See David Duggleby Auctioneers & Valuers, Lot 96, 6th November 2020. In our opinion this is a copy of an original work by Weatherill.

Sold for £4,600

The Royal Mint: Nine United Kingdom Proof Coin sets comprising 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2 x 2018, 2019 and 2020, all cased (9)

Sold for £1,100

A Daum Nancy cameo glass table lamp and cover of mushroom form decorated in the 'Red Sky' pattern with silhouetted trees on a sunset ground, h. 31.5 cm

Sold for £1,500

An 18th century gilt metal portrait miniature depicting a young gentleman wearing a white cravat, hair locket verso, image 7 x 5.7 cm, together with a similar oval portrait of a young lady (2)

Sold for £750