FRENCH STYLE PROVES A HIT AT RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS LTD

. September 4, 2013

Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ two-day Antique, Home & Interiors Auction, (28th/29th August 2013) included over 1,600 quality Lots.

Chinese amethyst snuff bottle

Chinese amethyst snuff bottle


Encompassing everything for the home and garden from fine jewellery and paintings to antique furniture and garden statuary, there was something for everyone with prices ranging from under £100 to well over £3,000. Collectors were well catered for with stamps, coins, medals, toys and cameras and postcards. All Lots were soured from private clients and deceased estates including one in Surrey and silver ware from a million pound Essex property, (the furniture to be sold on 26th September).

The viewing and sale days were packed with buyers travelling from all over the UK to be in attendance. Those unable to attend had the opportunity to bid live on any Lot in real time online over the internet. Over £40,000 worth of stock sold to online live bidders from the UK, USA, China and Australia.

Highlights from day one included Lot 244, an Art Deco design sapphire and diamond ring at £1,200 and Lot 284, an antique Chinese amethyst snuff bottle from a Sutton Coldfield collection at £1,200. In the silver section, Lot 402, an entrée dish and cover discovered in Solihull sold for £550 and a composite canteen of silver flatware totalled over £1,200. In the Collectors’ section, Lot 112, a Burton on Trent postcard collection discovered at Burton Town Hall totalled over £1,300.

Day two, in the ceramics section a pair of nineteenth century Meissen ‘Malabar’ musicians after models by Meyer brought £1,600 from a German buyer bidding on the phone.

Quality furniture from the seventeenth century to contemporary ensured all tastes were catered for. In line with current interior design trends, French pieces in the style of Louis XVI proved most popular. Lot 1625, a French kingwood parquetry inlaid bureau abattant dating from the early twentieth century brought £1,500 from a room bidder and Lot 1610, a French pier cabinet/bureau with marquetry inlay, (as featured on the glossy catalogue cover) sailed past the estimate to bring £2,800 from a delighted phone bidder who fought off four other phone bidders to secure it.

The next two-day Lichfield Antique, Home & Interiors Sale is 25th/26th September. The sale will include a rare 1950’s Dunhill ‘Aquarium’ lighter, 1948 and 2012 Olympic torches, antique Delft porcelain and fine paintings and antique furniture from the contents of Whitehall Farm, Henley In Arden.

Please contact Adrian Rathbone (Fine Arts Associate) at Richard Winterton Auctioneers of Lichfield for further details on 01543 251081.

Website: www.richardwinterton.co.uk

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