Date Posted: September 13th, 2014
You need to come back early from your holidays – you really mustn’t miss this sale. And it’s a big one.
It’s on Thursday 25th September at 11am with viewing on the 24th from 1-7pm.
As usual there will be pictures on the blog (below the text) and new ones added constantly.
Of especial interest, we are instructed to sell the antique continental oak farmhouse table known as the ‘Ginger Baker table’. It goes without saying that this is the famous drummer of Cream and Blind Faith fame. Entered by his daughter, it has played host to such celebrities as Jimmi Hendrix, George Harrison, Angie Bowie, Chas Chandler, Eric Clapton, Chris Welch, Madaline Bell and Terry DeHavilland ….. just imagine what might have been written or discussed around its perimeter!
The PICTURES section has over 90 lots including original works and prints by John Piper, Tom Merrifield, J. Cotman, Lewis Mortimer, J.M. Carrick, Michael Wishart, John J. Cresswell, David J. Weston, Archibald Thorburn, Peter Hayman, C.T. Dixon, Naomi Tydeman, Janet Skea, Hugh McIntyre, Shirley Trevena, George Turner, H.P. Koekkoek, Benjamin W. Leader, Norman Wade, Sarah Hall, L. Woods, C. Bennett, S. Ryland, etc.
SILVER & PLATE includes flatware, candlesticks, bowls, boxes and ornamental items, incl. a large ornate table centre on cherub supports.
JEWELLERY includes a vast collection of 9ct gold – rings, bracelets, necklaces – a cigarette case, numerous gold coins, 18ct gold watches, extensive costume jewellery, etc., and ART OBJECTS & COLLECTABLES includes small silver items, such as vestas, vinaigrettes, two dressing table clocks, one with enamel decoration, a silver bridge marker incorporating a pencil, also old fountain pens, portrait miniatures, a Victorian photograph album, old lighters, military and other medals incl. a bar of 9 medals of G.F. Evans 5989, L.Ck.Mte R.N., badges incl. boat badges, a badge of the Mine Clearance Service, the King’s Badge, ribbons, a 1911 diary, military manuals, framed embroidered military insignia, military and other postcards, old coins, stamps including first-day covers, a Thomas Mason Type double action vine barrel corkscrew and a 19th century steel picnic corkscrew, stereo photographs by Twiss & Sons and others, ivory and bone-handled manicure implements, early buttons, 1960s boxing programmes and books, Roman and other ancient pottery and flint, a fish fossil, old carved ivory, a 1975 typescript for ‘Carry on Behind’ and 1969 ‘The Wold of Beachcomber’ by Barry Took, Guinness memorabilia including an extensive collection of pamphlets and booklets such as ‘Guide to Cooking with Guinness’, and a large model Hammerhead shark, etc.
The SHELVES are particularly full and include a large number of CLOCKS in wood, marble and gilt metal. Of particular interest is a fine Victorian brass and niello work carriage clock with alarm and repeat by Klaftenberger of Regent Street, London, and other carriage clocks, an automaton timepiece styled as a portly gentleman with moving eyes, possibly Daniel Lambert, by Bradley & Hubbard, dated 1857, a large and dramatic 19th century mantel clock, 34 ins approx., with a classical warrior and winged horse, a Victorian fusee drop dial wall clock in a carved frame by T. Waite, Cheltenham, other wall clocks, 5 antique longcase clocks, barometers, one by Comitti, Holborn, and two aneroid barometers in circular ropetwist frames.
WINES & SPIRITS. I can guarantee that the liquor licence for this sale is securely in place, particularly important as one vendor has entered 45 bottles of brandy. Other drink includes a 3.78 litre bottle of Martell cognac, a Wade decanter of Famous Grouse whisky, various fine wines incl. 1990 Margaux, 1973 Pauillac from Baron Philippe de Rothschild, 1985 Mouton-Cadet, 1985 Pauillac by Haut Batailley, 1974 Chateau Poujeaux Medoc, Chateau Pavie 1966, a magnum of 1968 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, ‘Amarone’ 1969, a 1937 bottle of Sandeman Coronation Port and other port, various whiskies, 1947 Raymond Sacret champagne, other champagnes, old yellow Chartreuse, etc.
Other shelf items include oriental, continental and English POTTERY, PORCELAIN & GLASS including a particularly fine and large late 19th century Satsuma vase painted with panels of Samurai and blossom, 30 ins., Royal Doulton ‘Canton’ tea wares, Coalport dishes painted by M. Harnett, 4 shelves of blue and white tea wares, mainly Willow Pattern, Royal Doulton ‘Granthan’ tea wares, Shelley tea wares, Shorter & Son fish plates, Royal Doulton ‘Astbury’ dinner wares, Wedgwood Jasper ware, Doulton, Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’ tea and dinner wares, a child’s teaset, extensive cut glass, a vase signed Ragaska, decanters, wine glasses, flower and fruit bowls, some coloured, a large pair of 19th century floral porcelain vases, 20 ins., Doulton figures, over 20 pieces of Belleek, Royal Worcester figures of a fisher boy and girl, 23 pieces of Clarice Cliff ‘Rodante’ tea wares including a conical sifter, Beswick horses, a Meissen grouse, a Royal Crown Derby box, the lid painted with ships by W.E.J. Dean, etc. BRONZES by Tom Merrifield and Carl Wagner. Old BOXES, carved and decorative walking sticks, some silver-mounted, old guns, decorative Samurai swords, old telephones, brassware, old split-cane fishing rods, cameras, oil lamps, Dansette record player, treen, hi-fi, TAXIDERMY including red squirrels, mink, birds of prey, a gannet, animal heads, and old ivory tusks, an eagle-carved horn, an alligator head, etc.
COLLECTABLES & TOYS include a Victorian child’s pram, an early child’s bicycle, and a Webb & Co. child’s lawnmower, a fabulous selection of Astra-Pharos model mobile anti-aircraft guns, a 12 inch Howitzer incl. original caps, a Rocket gun, a searchlight, a W. Britain Royal Artillery gun, a Dinky 5.5 medium gun, no. 692, the Crescent field gun, no. 1248, about 20 items incl. original boxes, a guide book to the Toys of Astra-Pharos, a collection of Lineol Germany model soldiers, over 100 items, Dinky model planes, a Scalextric Mini Cooper, unused in original box, another Mini car and a starter on rostrum, a Mamod steam engine, Corgi and other toys, an extensive collection of Hornby Dublo model trains, mainly boxed, a cardboard model railway station, plastic robots, Pelham puppets, dolls, an old Chad Valley wooden jigsaw of ‘St Julien’, doll’s house and furniture, W. Britain, a special collector’s edition, the Queen’s Own Corps of Guides, Cavalry, the 2nd Life Guards, and a 16th Lancer, old Meccano, with green instruction book, in home-made box. RECORDS.
BOOKS include ‘Grimms’ Fairy Tales’ illustrated by Arthur Rackham, ‘Poems of Thomas Gray’, Eton College Press, 1902, leatherbound, ‘Fasti Etonenses’ by A.C. Benson, 1899, and boxes of miscellaneous.
COSTUME includes good furs, silver and beadwork purses, vintage clothing including children’s clothing and a Chinese 1920s embroidered silk jacket, etc.
Extensive CARPETS & RUGS.
Sorry, but you will find it difficult to move round the saleroom on account of the quantity of FURNITURE we have. One clearance alone took three days of removals. I’m looking at two Victorian mirrored dressing tables in satinwood and burr walnut, a large early 19th century mahogany bow-fronted sideboard, a military chest, a Chippendale style double slat-back settee, a continental giltwood settee, 6 mahogany Regency dining chairs, and many other dining chairs, a Victorian breakfront walnut credenza with white marble top and mirrored back, a William IV rosewood credenza with fabric-covered doors, a Victorian mahogany library bookcase, an 18th century carved Spanish rectangular centre table, a Georgian mahogany cellarette and a 19th century cellarette with converted interior, an ebonised credenza with glazed ends, a Wellington chest, a carved Burmese centre table, a Victorian walnut pedestal centre table of shaped form, a small Victorian walnut credenza with mirrored doors, Victorian Davenports, 4 matching reproduction oak side tables, a fabulous Victorian church pine triple wardrobe and another in oak, kneehole desks, oak coffers, one dated 1688, Victorian occasional tables, one incorporating a revolving bookshelf, a fine and large 17th century style oak draw-leaf dining table of great colour and Victorian carved dining chairs, and a hundred times more. AND DON’T FORGET THE GINGER BAKER TABLE, and from the same home 6 19th century country spindle-back chairs with rush seats, incl. 2 with arms.
***Don’t forget the photographs on the blog (below this text), which are being added to all the time.