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World Record Achieved at Cheffins Fine Art Sale!

Theodore Baierl, ‘St.John the Baptist’. Sold for £26,000.

Cheffins’ first Fine Art sale of the year on March 5th and 6th proved that good quality items at the right price have still got a strong appeal in the market.

In the first day’s morning section, an early 20th century Meissen group, realised £1,600 (est: £800-1,200) and a pair of late 18th century ‘Sevres’ vases and covers, made £1,200 (est: £700-1,000).

As ever, the oriental porcelain section was strong with a late 19th century Chinese four fold screen realising £2,000 (est:£250-350), a blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin realising £2,000 (£2,000-3,000) and a 19th century Chinese hat stand base and cover making £2,600 (£800-1,200).

An interesting collection of glass decorated by the Norfolk artist, William Absolon made £4,400 (est: £1,200-1,800).

The silver section had a near 100% sale rate and the more interesting lots being a quantity of 19th century silver pistol handled cutlery made £2,200; a George III cucumber slice made £1,600 and the most successful, a Paul Storr silver gilt Chamberstick realised £8,200.

On Thursday, the morning section saw a good collection of paintings, being John Frederick Lewis’ – ‘The Carpet Sellers’ realising £5,600 (est: £1,500-2,000); a Frederick George Pasmore – ‘Outside the Blacksmith’s Shop with Children Playing’ making £2,200 (est: £1,500-2,000) and a work by Theodore Baierl of St John the Baptist that made £26,000 (£5,000-8,000) – a world record!

An interesting collection by local artists, namely Charles Edmund and Richard Henry Brock, proved very popular to local private buyers with Charles’ painting of an elegant Lady passing two Gentleman outside Anstey Hall making £12,000 (est: £5,000-8,000) and Richards’ a Girl feeding Chickens in an Orchard making £9,500 (est: £5,000-8,000) and his Milkmaid and Cattle by a River realising £7,000

In the afternoon, the furniture section showed that although there were no highlights, there was a very strong trade for good lots, including a Georgian walnut chest on chest that had some restorations but which made £3,800 (est: £2,000-4,000); a George III Lancashire oak dresser base – £5,000 (£2,000-4,000); a late Victorian figured oak cabinet – £2,200 (est: £1,000-1,500); a William IV mahogany wine cooler of sarcophagus outline – £3,400 (£1,500-2,000) and a late George II walnut estate bureau cabinet realised £3,000 (£3,000-£5,000).