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Top Table at Charterhouse Auction

A hall table, dating to the early part of the 18th century, sold for a massive £29,000 at the Charterhouse auction in Sherborne on 15th February.

walnut-table.JPG“The table had been in a well known Dorset country house for many decades and it is a property which I must have driven past thousands of times.” Commented Richard Bromell. “More recently, the table was in the vendor’s kitchen where it carried on its purpose as a table in daily use! It was a somewhat difficult table to value, as the marble top was later in date and one of the legs had been pretty much replaced. However, on the day, a bank of telephone bidders from London and Ireland battled away against a Cotswold dealer, with the hammer eventually falling to the Cotswold dealer for ten times more than the estimate.”

Elsewhere, in this successful auction which totalled over £150,000, a set of ten Hepplewhite style dining chairs from a client near Taunton sold for £3,300 to an Irish dealer bidding against a private buyer, an Italian gold bangle, decorated a rams head, £3,000, a fine cameo brooch, which attracted the attention of an Italian buyer so much that he flew over just to see this one lot, £2,200, a carved giltwood base, decorated cherubs and originally the base of a cabinet £2,800, a Cartier wristwatch £1,800, and a silver tea tray £1,200. Highlights in the specialist section of wine, port & spirits, nine gallons of ex-forces rum totalled £5,200, and a case of Chateau Gruaud Larose 1982 £1,150.

The next Charterhouse auction in Sherborne is on Friday 14th March which includes clocks, collectors’ items, militaria and antiques. Viewing for the sale is on 12th 10-4 & 13th 10-7. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or on their web site This is followed by their April auctions of classic car, motorbikes and automobilia on Saturday 12th April and pictures, books, decorative arts & a special hunting, shooting and fishing sporting section on Friday 18th and they are now accepting further entries for these auctions.