Archive for June, 2010

Title: 1st JULY 2010

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010



Photographs of many of our lots are also on the Blog

A phone call from a recommendation asked if we could empty a home in Highgate of antiques in September but in the meantime could we make a little space and clear away some clothes. Ladies, polish up the plastic, we have shoes, frocks and handbags by Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Ferragamo, Yves St Laurent, Chanel and more, and guess what… they are all your size !

Lladro, Lladro everywhere and do we have the biggest piece in the world? Check out the gondola on the website. Its over 37 inches long. And then there’s the figure of a dancer 36 inches tall, along with another 10 to 15 items. Ceramics and glass includes a large collection of Waterford crystal with sets of glasses still boxed. Royal Doulton features with a character jug of Field Marshall Smuts, a jug painted with three cricketers – Geo. Giffin, W.G.Grace and K S Ranjitsinhji – and an unusual tyg. We have a tea set presented to the Mayor of Manchester decades ago  by Royal Crown Derby. Capo di Monte features greatly and we have a set of Pendelfin figures. We have a pretty set of old tiles and, from a very old home in Ealing made from an old stable block, come boxes of  tiles that the vendor says are de Morgan. That same house has old greenhouse racking, a huge Victorian mirror and a grand piano, one of two that we have. There is a Moorcroft lamp, two Troika vases, Quimper, oriental including a large charger, and a huge apothecary’s jar.

PICTURES completely fill our gallery space and includes a number of signed prints by L S Lowry, John Piper and Sir William Russell Flint. Original works include David Cox, E Gill and E A U Ham, (1874-1958), from Southall. We also have pictures given by the Beatles to their chauffeur.

JEWELLERY includes a gold cocktail watch mounted with rubies, another covered with diamonds and a variety of gold. There are lots of interesting small items including miniature dominoes, old cap badges, a charming silver compact on chain, chainmail bags, carved coloured ivory chess pieces and much, much more.

COLLECTABLES include uniforms, an Eastern tunic, an old plate camera, an old black telephone, old luggage, wonderful fountain pens including Parker and Mont Blanc, some of them very large, an orange-cased TV, old toys including Britains First World War soldiers and military vehicles, a carved horn, a shield made from a tortoiseshell with ornate brass mounts, old painted truncheons, a good oriental bronze vase, a large number of boxes including a fine Regency tea box, old and modern  microscopes and scales, one by Dertling, a leaded glass roundel, old walking sticks, samplers, two of them by Ann Jackson, 1823, of Halstead Church, Essex, an old bronze bell stamped London, a dirk, a chatelaine, good football items including a limited edition print of the 1966 England team, signed by Alf Ramsey and Bobby Moore,  programmes including 1966 World Cup final, home internationals and qualifiers from the 1950s and 1960s, old photographs of car races, old Pirelli callenders, rock and pop records, books, medals, old maps, railway underground destination boards and enamelled carriage identification numbers, circa 1938, etc.

ORIENTAL CARPETS, one silk and pictorial.

FURNITURE including a Georgian bureau bookcase, a William IV stool, a set of six Victorian dining chairs fully upholstered, Victorian inlaid chairs, a Knole settee, a classical suite, old trunks, a Victorian revolving bookcase, a William Morris style turner’s chair, 19th century games tables, a fabulous oak sideboard carved with hanging game, Georgian chests of drawers, a superb quality figured walnut dining suite with bird carved arm ends, a good 1950s American ‘contour’ leather day bed, a set of eight 1970s white leather covered dining chairs, etc.

CLOCKS including four grandfather clocks, mantel clocks, one with a Liberty style porcelain face.

GENERAL EFFECTS including modern settees, white goods, mowers, a strimmer and flame thrower, an electric motability chair, a Victorian garden roller, single beds, dining suites, shipping goods, etc.

Also a Vialli Appollo scooter, as new, run on LPG.

Title: 1st JULY 2010

Date Posted: Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Images of some of the items in our forthcoming sale:

Title: 1st JULY 2010

Date Posted: Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Fantastic news …… Police catch robber/thief/low-life

If you witnessed the gentleman being taken away in hand-cuffs during viewing for the last sale, he was innocent of all charges.  However, he had given a lift the sale before to Mr N Birnie who (it is alleged!) nicked one of our lots, a Churchill signed letter.  Mr Birnie, who starred in one of our CCTV clips, was duly visited and found to have the stolen item with him. Fair cop I’d say!  Our congratulations to the police and PC Helen Lowe who pursued the case.

(In an ironic twist to the case, the Churchill letter was a fake so Mr Birnie, if the Judge finds him guilty, will have a criminal record for stealing a sheet of paper!).