08/02/2013 Chiswick Curates
Valentines Sale with Art, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 12th February (This sale will have furs, jewellery and romantic items)
Art, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 19th February
Gentleman’s Sale with Art, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 26th February
Fine Arts, Antiques & Furniture with Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts – Tuesday 5th March – Printed Catalogue Sale - Closing date for Entries to this sale – Friday 15th February
Ladies Sale with Art, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 12th March (Including ceramics, dinner services, jewellery and decorative items.) This date presenters from TV AM, ITV will be filming so please come and join us.
Entries for Specialist Sales are year round contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All lots for all of our auctions are online before the sale on our website, with many up on Friday afternoon and the remainder up by Sunday evening.
Today the sun shone and everyone was in good humour as the 600 lots of Art, Antiques & Interiors sale started. The room was busy as there was no internet bidding and those that had their eyes fixed on a purchase came to join in the fun. By early evening the diehard furniture buyers remained and among the good period pieces bargains were to be had. However as always good antiques are sought after and a battle of bidding over Lot 937 a Regency period mahogany reading table with telescopic and tilt top was a sought after piece of period furniture surpassing its tempting estimate of £180- 250 reaching £460 hammer and a very happy in the room as the owner in the room was grinning ear to ear as many of his further lots went over the estimates in the room.
Tom Keane - co-owner and Matt Caddick - saleroom manager were the auctioneers today. Matt’s speciality is valuing antique and contemporary clocks, watches and jewellery over most other valuations he does and he said after the sale “...20th Century quality reproduction of 19th Century instruments and clocks have impressed the buyers and lot 98 a 20th century polished brass astrolabe showing sun, planets and star signs, today exceeded our expectations. So on that note we would love more antique and later clocks and instruments including Gimble mounted ships compasses and gravity clocks to satisfy our customers’ needs.”
Toms quote this week is “...it’s a funny game, when it’s Good you can’t buy it and when it’s Bad you can’t sell it!”
Lot 98. A 20th century polished brass astrolabe showing sun, planets, and star signs.
Estimate: 200-300 sold for £521 inc., premium & VAT
Lot 937. A Regency period mahogany reading table with telescopic and tilt top supported on a turned column with three splayed legs. Estimate: 180-250 sold for £570 inc., premium & VAT