Welcome to What.......Wednesday! This week we thought we'd suggest 'What.........about a little treat?' As Fieldings Auctioneers get ready to hold our first 'behind closed doors - online only auction' we wanted to share some of our favourite lots coming up for sale next week.
Our sale will be held on Wednesday the 20th and Thursday the 21st from 10am, live, online and behind closed doors. As usual we have a huge selection of lots on offer including ceramics, glass, silver, jewellery, art, collectables, toys, spirits and furniture! We've asked some of the team here to select 'their favourite things' and to tell us why they love them so much!
Nick Davies - Director - Silver & jewellery specialist - Lot 655 - A 19th century miniature on ivory depicting an Indian nobleman, oval, in unmarked yellow metal frame, probably gold, 6cm x 4.5cm - Estimate - £100 to £150
This is so wonderfully painted and for the size of it is incredible! He has the most fantastic face, let alone the detail to his robes! I can only begin to imagine the tales he could tell about the life he lived! Now he's someone I'd like the chance to sit down and talk too.....if only we we're allowed too!
Will Farmer - Director - 20th Century Design specialist - Lot 484 - A Finnish 18ct hallmarked abstract rectangular matt finished brooch detailed with a single claw set ruby to one corner, length 3cm, weight 14g, Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia. - Estimate £300 to £400
As a fan of 20th Century design this is a perfect example of mid-century design! For so many years this type of jewellery was terribly out of fashion however today has found a whole new audience who are now appreciating this wonderful period in style and design! Its also so easy to wear and is a fantastic statement piece for anyone to wear!
Andrew Mayall - Valuer & Furniture specialist - Lot 855 - A pair of mid 20th Century haberdashery cabinets, each fitted with sixteen glazed fronted drawers above sliding double doors to the bases, both bearing a trade label for 'A.F. Corbett & Co Ltd, Shopfitters and Showcase Makers, 32-36 Hill Street, Birmingham', height 199cm, width 91cm and depth 47cm. (2)
These are a wonderful find and we were thrilled to have saved them from going on a skip! The lady who consigned them for sale owned her own haberdashery shop and bought these cabinets brand new and has used them for many, many years. Only recently she decided it was time to retire and close down her business. While clearing the shop she called us to check if they had any value before she threw them out! Thank goodness she did! These are now so fashionable and exactly what the market is after, on trend, wonderful condition, great style and also the ultimate green antique......these are recycling at its very best!
Kayleigh Davies - Valuer and Toy & Model Railway specialist - Lot 777 - Die kleine Schneiderin, or 'The Little Dressmaker', a late 19th Century doll dressmaking set to include a Simon & Halbig bisque socket head doll with sleeping blue eyes, open mouth with teeth, painted lashes and features, brown wig, with jointed wooden body, head mould number obscured by wig, height 25cm, boxed with clothing patterns, fabric and various haberdashery items and thread, all in original box marked EGB.
This is such a rare survivor! Over all my years as a toy specialist I've never had one of these before. Its also in the most wonderful and complete condition! While the box may have suffered a little, once you open the lid the set is virtually complete with all the original fabrics and trimmings to allow the child to make their very own outfits for the doll inside! It's an amazing survivor though it is a little sad to think that it was never played with and enjoyed as it should have been!
These are our favourite lots, but what are yours? We'd love to know whats caught your eye and why? Is it something you collect? Something you covet or just something you like the look of? The sale is now online via our website, The-Saleroom.com and Easyliveauction.com, if you have any questions, require any information about any of the lots or would like any information on how to participate in the sale please don't hesitate to contact us.
Best wishes from all the team here at Fieldings!
Posted on 13 May 2020
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