So day one of our first ever 'behind closed doors' online only auction, and what a day it was! While it was a slightly strange experience at first selling to an empty room, we soon found our feet! The excitement of the live bidding platforms battling it out made up for the lack of audience! Bids came flying in from all over the world with bidders across Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and China to name but a few! Results were very strong and we'll be posting some our top lots in due course!
We're all looking forward to day two tomorrow and ahead of part two of the sale we go to Kayleigh and Andrew to see what lots have caught their attention out of the huge array of wonderful items on offer!
Kayleighs hot lots.....
Lot 795 - A 1950s German Arnold Flying Dutchman tinplate clockwork airliner in KLM blue and white livery with four plastic propellers, wingspan 29cm, with key and instructions, in card box with illustrated picture label. Est - £60 to £80
Kayleigh says - You can only imagine the excitement for a child in the 1950s for a child receiving this box with the fantastic artwork to the lid. The contents don’t disappoint, with a fantastic clockwork airliner contained inside. Making this lot extra special is the original key and instructions.
Lot 737 - A George III oval open pendant with clasped hands above date Sept 30 1800 within a pink and black border with gilt lettering Freindship and Harmony Grand Loyal Lodge of Odd Fellows No 10 to one side and various symbols to included The Pillars of Solomon, set square and compass to a blue ground top the other, all terminating in pendant loop and gilt metal frame, length 9cm, cased. S/D. Est - £300 to £400
Kayleigh says - I think this is a really interesting and attractive piece. Both sides are as lovely as each other, one side picturing a handshake with the message of ‘Friendship and Harmony’, with the other featuring various Odd Fellows symbols.
Lot 670 - A 19th Century carved walnut Black Forest table cabinet, the top surmounted with carved game birds and chicks above an interior fitted with eight small drawers enclosed by a pair of doors carved with dead stags and hunting rifles over a base drawer centred with a handle in a wolfs head on scroll feet, height 84cm x depth 24cm x width 62cm, S/D. - Est - £1000 to £1500
Kayleigh says - It's a beautiful and intricately carved piece and the walnut is such a lovely colour. There are a few minor chips or cracks, but for me they don’t detract from the amazing quality of the piece.
Andrews hot lots....
Lot 816 - A late 19th Century oak and ash Warwick Turners chair, bobbin arms over a plank seat on turned legs and stretchers. Est - £80 to £120
Andrew says - A simple design based on the design of a Saxon chair, but having stood the test of time that long, it’s fair to say that it works! I do like the relative simplicity of the construction of this chair, but it is also for this reason that the design is so robust. Not forgetting that it stands on three legs, so no matter how uneven your floor is or might have been, the chair will always stand firm and will not wobble like its four-legged counterparts. A great decorative chair to have in your hallway at home and perfect to sit on when pulling on your boots to take the dog out for a walk!
Lot 857 - An early 20th Century mahogany bank of twenty four drawers, with brass cup handles, height 76cm, width 113cm and depth 43cm, S/D. Est £200 to £300
Andrew says - I fell in love with this chest of drawers when it first came in to the saleroom. It has been well used over the years and looking at the paper labels that title some of the drawers, has perhaps been used once upon a time in an estates or architect’s office. We’ve all got clutter of some description at home and, with many people at the moment spending time at home having a sort out, this bank of drawers is perfect for storing away your prized possessions (or craft supplies!)
Lot 806 – A late Regency period mahogany metamorphic library chair, with bar back over scroll arms, the brown leather seat over sabre front legs, stamped 'P. Plimmer' and also with a crown emblem and a number 4 to the rear seat stretcher. Est - £600 to £800
Andrew says - I first saw this chair when I went out on a call a few months ago with my colleague Mark Hannam to meet a client of his. We both commented at the time that of all the library chairs that we have seen over the years, this was probably the nicest. It is showing some signs of wear here and there through use, but that is part of its charm. It’s a lovely colour and I particularly like the wear to the steps, as this makes you wonder who has climbed up and down them over the last two centuries. With so many of us working from home at the moment, this chair is particularly functional, both as an office chair for you to sit upon whilst penning your first novel, or you could even use the steps to find inventive places to hide your chocolate supply!
If any of these lots are of interest or if you've seen something else that you like theres still time to bid! Tomorrows sale will commence at 10am and you can bid via easyliveauction.com and the-saleroom.com. If you need any advice regards bidding, condition reports or advice please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be in the office from 8-30am tomorrow.
Best of luck and keep an eye out for our post sale review in a few days.
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Posted on 20 May 2020