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Aproximately 1000 lots
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OKEHAMPTON AUCTION ROOMS
UNIT 4a FATHERFORD FARM EXETER ROAD OKEHAMPTON
ON WEDNESDAY 23rd APRIL at 10 a.m. prompt
Viewing Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 12pm to 6pm & Morning of Sale from 8.30am
Approx. 1000 lots
Furniture inc.mahogany linen presses, oak coffers, chaise longue, dough bin, carved oak dining chairs, various pine trunks, Edw. Display cabinet, mah. pedestal table, Edw. Inlaid armchairs, Edw. Wardrobes, Vict. Chests of drawers, small oak settle, cherry wood, oak & mah. dining tables, chiffonier, torchere, showframe settee, mah. buffet etc, Clocks & watches inc, Ansonia wall clock, various mantel clocks, carriage clock, silver & gold pocket watches etc, Silver inc milk & cream jugs, spoons, sauce boats, compact, napkin rings etc Plate inc Kings Pattern canteen cutlery, tea & coffee ware, biscuit barrels, knife rest set etc Jewellery & Selection costume jewellery, Collectables inc.Sampson Mordan gold cigar piercer, Statue of Liberty, Southern Railway platform sign, Japanese table cabinet, Sheaffer pen, books inc. Hudson Alice in Wonderland, coins, masonic sword etc Brass & Copper inc.lantern, harness hames, sundial, twin bracket light, scales, coal scuttle, trench art etc, China & Glass inc.selection Poole pottery, cheese dishes, Copeland Spode hunting plate, large Satsuma vase, Doulton ladies, Beswick inc. hounds, dinner services, Doulton bunnikins, Imari bowl etc, Pictures & prints inc.naive Continental portraits, cricket print, watercolours etc, Good quality modern furniture & furnishings, Selection modern pine inc.wardrobes, chest of drawers, table & chairs etc, tools, electrical goods & many other useful lots inc. mobility scooter.
*House clearances* Storage & transport available*
(Accepting goods for May 14th sale from April 24th by appointment)
Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)
Catalogue available on-line
During the 19th & early 20th Century there was a definite taste for furnishing pieces from the Orient, which were fed by large shipments imported from Japan and China. Perfectly fitting this brief is a Japanese table cabinet fitted with drawers, twin doors and multiple compartments. It stands 12 ½” high by 12” wide and is elaborately decorated overall with relief designs in a dark cinnabar lacquer, incorporating mythical creatures, clouds and floral patterns. The overall effect is heightened by inset panels of Satsuma pottery, finely painted in enamels with birds amongst foliage. In good order with its metal mounts and handles intact it carries a guide of £180/200.
Perhaps from about 20 years earlier in the 1880’s is a Victorian mahogany dining room buffet. The top tier has a raised scrolling back pierced with an urn & foliage and the lower tier tops 2 blind panelled cupboard doors. With turned supports and legs and brass castors it stands 50” high by 48” wide and 18” deep, priced at £120/150.
The Comyns family had a successful and highly productive silver smithing business which ran in total from 1859 – 1953. Founded by William Comyns when after his apprenticeship he acquired an existent business complete with tools for £100, based in Soho. The business expanded and flourished, gaining great acclaim for their work and by the 1890’s their goods were marketed by retailers such as Tiffanys in Paris and New York and Shreeve in San Francisco.
They also supplied goods to the Royal Family and all the silver in Queen Victorias mausoleum was made in the Comyns workshops. William died in 1916, leaving the business to his two sons. Richard Comyns is represented here by an ovoid bodied milk jug in the early 18th Century style, with robust double scroll handle and knee-ed legs with trefoil pad feet. Hallmarked for London 1928 it is 5” high and at 248 grammes is of particularly heavy guage and asks £60/70.
With a wide range of collectables on offer, a particularly unusual item comes in the form of a 9ft high replica of the Statue of Liberty. The metal figure is painted in red, white and blue with stars and although fitted for electricity, it would require re-wiring. A difficult piece to price, an initial estimate of £100/200 applies.
A Sheaffer PFM V green touchdown filling fountain pen with 14k gold arrowhead nib dates from around 1960 at £40/50 and a 9ct gold cigar piercer by Sampson Mordan & Co has a guide of £50/60.
For railway enthusiasts, a green Southern Railway metal platform sign from the 1950’s is priced at £40/50 and for book collectors an edition of Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Gwynedd M. Hudson looks for £100/120.