Archive for March, 2010

Title: 15th APRIL 2010

Date Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010

Images of some of the items from our May sale:

Title: 15th APRIL 2010

Date Posted: Monday, March 29th, 2010



On: Thursday 15th April 2010 at 11.00am

View: Wednesday 14th 1-7pm, Sale day from 9.30am

Need a new car? We have a NISSAN MICRA to sell.  It might not be new in a literal sense but with only 10,000 miles on the clock it will be a snip at £2000. .

We are very pleased to be instructed to offer the four paintings already shown on the Blog that don’t suite the new penthouse in Bishop’s Avenue, Hampstead.  Luigi Scaffai was a prolific Italian painter in the second half of the 19th century and our charming picture, titled Clay Soldiers, is very typical of his work.  Much earlier, in fact dated 1639, is an impressive and most competent portrait of a gentleman aged 81 when dying at 41 was probably more usual.  I wonder who he was!  There are other PICTURES.

Tramp was a very famous club in the 70’s in Jermyn St W1. I may have seen you there though I don’t recommend it today. One of the chefs from that time lives locally. He has asked us to sell two bottles of 1957 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD given to him at Christmas by the club owner. Something to celebrate a change of government?

The Beaconsfield mansion that filled the last auction still has 50 boxes to be unpacked, along with another 100 held over from other clients. The shelves are filling with good CHINA, a Troika vase, a fabulous Victorian silk and lace wedding dress and head dress, weapons, an Imperial German iron cross, a wonderful collection of old brass and copper and a collection of early wooden stools. Do you want LUGGAGE? We have lots, mainly crocodile handbags, briefcases and wallets but we also have a group of Louis Vuitton , a Gucci red leather Kelly bag, a large collection of fountain pens and pencils, old ivory, portrait miniatures.

FURNITURE is thin currently but more is coming in daily. We do have a very pretty George lll satinwood Pembroke table, a charming rare Georgian tripod spinning wheel and an oriental four fold screen. JEWELLERY has the usual gold content and SILVER and PLATE are represented. There are FURS, COSTUME, BOOKS and COLLECTABLES include street signs. Two old but very tidy scooters are on show in the hall along with pianos. GENERAL EFFECTS and white goods as usual along with garden ornaments.

View catalogue from Saturday 10th April




Next sale 20th May. Deadline for entry of goods 4th May (contact the answer phone for updates)


Title: 15th APRIL 2010

Date Posted: Friday, March 12th, 2010

After a very successful 1000 lot auction last Thursday the 4th March we are pushing on with the next sale booked at present for the 15th April. We are holding over 100 boxes of smalls to be unpacked, we’ve taken in gold, jewellery and silver, furniture is beginning to arrive from Friday and we have the fabulous paintings that are illustrated below.

According to feedback some of you may have had problems requesting or not receiving images of lots in the last sale for which we apologise – we were experiencing some technical problems which we are making efforts to overcome in time for the 15th April sale.

Stay in touch.  We will update the blog as more arrives ……


Included in our April 15th auction from a home in The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead:

Luigi Scaffai
‘Clay Soldiers’
oil on canvas
26 x 20 ins
Est £6000-£8000

Dutch School, 1639
Portrait of a Gentleman aged 81
oil on canvas
Inscribed AET 81
dated 1639
29.5 x 25 ins
Est £2000- £3000

Ludovic Piette
‘La Place du Marche’
oil on canvas
11.5 x 15.5 ins
Est £1000- £1500

J F Mengs
Belgium, 19th century
Chickens in a landscape
Oil on panel
9 x 12 ins
Est £500 – £700