Auction Report: Antique, Home & Interiors Sale – 9th & 10th December

This week saw our Antique, Home and Interiors sale held at the Lichfield Auction Centre, Fradley. On offer were some 1400 lots and a busy saleroom to open the sale on Wednesday morning reflected how buyers were keen to get their last minute items purchased in time for Christmas.


As is expected at this time of year jewellery and silver were very strong with a flower shaped diamond ring realising £900, a similar smaller example £550 and an emerald and diamond ring £350. Some lucky ladies will surely be thrilled to open their Christmas treats this year! Four boxed Edwardian silver and enamel menu card stands by S Mordan & Co decorated with fishing scenes sold after much presale interest for £1300 and a plated canteen of cutlery realised £110, more than twice the guide which only goes to show the demand on the day.


Our first Tribal sale certainly caused a stir with Aboriginal lots in particular seeming to dominate the market. A dan covered wooden figural drum went under the hammer for £360, an Aboriginal Nulla or Waddy club £150, Aboriginal bull roarers £340, a Wunda shield £240 and a collection of items to include a boomerang, bowl and arrows £130.


Ceramics and cut glass were certainly in demand, in particular dinner services with a collection of Royal Albert Old Country Roses dinnerware’s realising £360 and a collection of cut glass £100. A Royal Doulton kingsware character jug, ‘The McCallum’ went under the hammer for £320, eventually selling to the internet after telephone bids were exhausted. A damaged Hannah Barlow Doulton Lambeth vase decorated with cow and sheep sold for £220 only going to show how quality always finds its place even with damage.


Pictures performed with a strong nautical and animal theme, a G J Knox coastal scene watercolour made £110 and an Edward Fletcher stormy seas oil £220. John Mould acrylic paintings sold well with a Zebra realising £350, a Tawny Owl £90 and a Lemur £275.


Reclamation and industrial furniture generated huge interest with a painted pine shop counter eventually selling online for £280 and a mahogany framed two seater bench £240. As always retro Ercol was selling well with an elm sideboard realising £110, a blonde elm sideboard £150 and a blonde elm coffee table £90, an art nouveau mirror back sideboard £120.


Country furniture illustrated how quality oak will always sell well with a Welsh deuddarn realising £220, a cheval mirror £160, a carved demi lune side table £220, a Wainscot style chair £100, a Georgian oak blanket box £139 and Georgian oak four panel settle £160.


The next Antique Home and Interiors Sale is to be held on 6th and 7th January, with viewing available on Tuesday 5th January 10:00am – 7:00pm and the morning of the sale from 8:30am. We look forward to seeing you there.



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