Friday 03 May 2019
Commencing at 11:00amBedford Auction Centre
Friday 26th April – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 27th April – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 2nd May – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am
The first Friday of every month sees a specialist auction of Antiques and Collectable’s at the Bedford Auction Centre. A range of Antique Furniture, Pictures, Ceramics & Glass, Silver, Metalware, Boxes and Caddies, Militaria and other collector ’s items are offered for sale.
A pair of Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ oak bookends, h. 15.5 cm Estimate £200 – £300
ENTRIES INVITED FOR NEXT SALE
If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales please contact Lindsay Vintiner or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.
A 19th century Zulu rhinoceros horn knobkerrie of typical form, l. 71.5 cm, 307 grams Estimate £800 – £1200
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the the-saleroom.com
We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale
Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.
Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.
The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.
Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.
For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.
Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.
Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.
Bedford Auction Centre
A Moorcroft vase of slender bellied form decorated in the Destiny pattern, h. 41.5 cm, boxed
Sold for £640
A Charles II oak, crossbanded and panelled chest of two short over three long drawers with geometrical moulding, on bracket feet, w. 100 cm
Sold for £800
A Japanese metalware box and cover of pinched cushioned form, pierced and decorated in coloured enamels with chrysanthemum and butterflies and opening to reveal a double interior, w. 10 cm
Sold for £480
A model of a showman's traction engine, LR159 'Sheila', decorated in dark red and yellow John Webb livery, in an black and five-glass case with wired lighting, approx. 1/4'' scale
Sold for £1,000
Alexander Warffield of London (1692-1719): a William and Mary longcase clock, the eight-day movement striking on a bell, the hood with gilding across the top, floral marquetry to the sides and barley twist supports, enclosing the silvered dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, date aperture and secondary dial surrounded by brass spandrels, within a walnut and crossbanded case with intricate marquetry and a glazed central panel.
Provenance: The vendor purchased the clock from the auctioneers in 1980. Prior to that it was the property of the Osborn family of Chicksands Priory- it is understood to have been in the family’s possession since new
Sold for £6,600
A modern Remex brass 'mystery' timepiece, the circular white dial with black Roman numerals, the movement of ferris wheel design supporting large mental ball bearings under a five glass case, serial No. 08/03/13, h. including case 35.5 cm
*retailed by John Bull & Co., Bedford
Sold for £480
Four felt cards displaying a collection of brass and metalware livery and military buttons (approx. 210), together with a further collection of loose military buttons including Russian Police uniform buttons and others (qty)
Sold for £460
A horn handled hunting knife and sheath, the blade engraved 'From P. Ashley Cooper, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1934', overall l. 30.5 cm, together with a spear head (2)
Sold for £750
A late Victorian pierced silver two bottle desk stand of rectangular form on scrolled feet, Elkington & Co., London 1892, w. 31 cm, housed in a brass mounted oak case
Sold for £400
A 19th century Zulu rhinoceros horn knobkerrie of typical form, l. 71.5 cm, 307 grams
Sold for £1,100
An early 19th century secretaire cabinet, the dental cornice over a pair of doors, secretaire drawer, fitted interior and three long graduated drawers, on bracket feet, w. 120 cm
Sold for £1,400
A collection of British and Commonwealth stamps, Victorian through to late 20th century, including Penny Reds, Two Penny Blues, The Falkland Islands etc., contained in over thirty albums and loose
Sold for £800
A 1920's 'Le Concert Automatique Francais' coin-operated gramophone in an oak case with a large brass horn, d. 66.5 cm, a Brevete S.G.D.G. 'Pathe Concert' needle and record storage section enclosed by a tambour door, h. 112.5 cm (excl. horn), together with a small group of associated records and pennies
Sold for £1,200
After Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British 1887-1976), 'Peel Park', signed in pencil and with the Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp, coloured reproduction, 37 x 75.5 cm
*Artists Resale Rights may be applicable to this lot
Sold for £1200
A group of approximately eighty cap badges relating to county and city regiments including London Rifle Brigade, Devonshire, City of London Volunteer Corps, Liverpool Scottish, Suffolk, Westmorland etc.
Sold for £440
A late 19th century fusee wall clock by John Walker, 77 Cornhill & 230 Regent Street, London, 5713, within a mahogany circular case, d. 38 cm
Sold for £550
After Jules Moigniez (1835-1894), a pair of brown patinated bronze figures modelled as stags on naturalistic bases and marble plinths, h. 75 cm
Sold for £700