Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

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Friday 06 November 2020

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 30th October – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 31st October – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 5th November – 9am to 5pm,
morning of Sale 9am - 11am
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions.
A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place.
All customers must wear a face covering.

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.

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

A Georgian oak and walnut crossbanded box, the lift-lid over three faux drawers, on bracket feet with a shaped apron, w. 55 cm

Sold for £440

A cased set of six early 20th century silver and tortoiseshell menu holders decorated in the Neo-Classical manner, William Comyns & Sons Ltd., Birmingham 1912, each w. 3.5 cm

Sold for £600

A walnut and crossbanded chest-on-stand with an arrangement of three short over three long graduated drawers, on turned baluster supports with stretchers, w. 100 cm

Sold for £650

A 1920/30's Art Deco figured walnut drum table by Merryweather & Son, the circular surface over four pull-out canape/cocktail boards, d. 70 cm

Sold for £950

A brass lantern clock, the detached face inscribed 'Joseph Fordham'

Sold for £1,000

An Edwardian silver two handled tray of cushioned rectangular form, engraved in the Neo-Classical manner, George Edward & Sons, Sheffield 1909, w. 66 cm, 99 ozs

Sold for £1,360

Victorian penny farthing large wheel diameter 128cm small wheel 46cm.

Sold for £1,300

A brass French horn by Paxman, the silvered plate inscribed 'Merewether System, Made in England, 10818, in a fitted case

Sold for £550

A silver four piece tea service of canted vase shaped form, maker K Ltd., Birmingham 1937, 70 ozs (4)

Sold for £970

An early 20th century Chinese silk embroidered robe together with a similar skirt

Sold for £1,600

Tirzah Garwood (1908-1951),'The Crocodile'numbered 276/500,woodblock print,image 16.5 x 12.5 cm*Tirzah Garwood was the wife of the artist Eric Ravilious from 1930 until his death in 1942.

Sold for £460

A late 20th century miniature silver bust modelled as Sir Winton Churchill, maker CK Ltd, London 1975, ltd. ed. 109/250, h. 13.5 cm on a square plinth base, cased

Sold for £620

A (?)Russian decanter and stopper of globular form, its matching tray and six beakers, each decorated in coloured enamels, tray d. 30.5 cm

Sold for £750

A Secessionist Movement sewing box, the rosewood case with brass mounts, handles, lock and decorations, on bracket feet, w. 28 cm

Sold for £1,000

A Victorian silver, parcel gilt and engine turned 'castle top' vinaigrette repousse decorated with a view of Lichfield cathedral, Joseph Willmore, Birmingham 1843, w. 4.3 cm

Sold for £1,100

A Bluthner baby grand piano with a mahogany case, c. 1929, No. 114664, Leipzig

Sold for £2,100

A Scandinavian silver fruit bowl of circular form relief decorated with fruits on a hammered ground, h. 17 cm, 39 ozs

Sold for £500

A Victorian brass bedstead of Gothic design, w. 150 cm (interior), l. 203.5 (brackets)

Sold for £800

Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902),
cattle drinking at a stream,
signed and dated 1870,
oil on canvas,
59.5 x 90.5 cm

Sold for £3,200

A set of five Stanley Gibbons Great Britain stamp albums, 1840 onwards, including a Penny Black

Sold for £1,300