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Aproximately 1000 lots
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OKEHAMPTON AUCTION ROOMS
UNIT 4a FATHERFORD FARM EXETER ROAD OKEHAMPTON
ON WEDNESDAY 5th MARCH 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. Chest on chest, Regency serving tables, pole screen, mirror back sideboards, trunks, dropleaf dining table, dressers, chairs, chaise longue, chests of drawers, supper tables, corner cabinet, wardrobes, commode etc, Clocks & watches inc Carlhian & Beaumetz mantel clock, Okehampton wall clock , pocket watches etc, Silver inc Boynton vases, rickshaw group, m.o.p. handled items, cream jug, sugar bowl etc Plate inc desk stand, entrée dishes etc Jewellery & Selection costume jewellery, Collectables inc Nain rug, mah jong set, Webley air pistol, oriental stork cigarette box, Enc. Britannica set etc Brass & Copper inc candlesticks, kettles, trays. Warming pan, indian vases, preserve pan, fire kerbs etc, China & Glass inc.Doulton Reynard Fox coffee set, Doulton & Poole vases, Sylvac, various services, Lladro figures, Doulton ‘Thanks Doc’, Staffs dogs etc, Pictures & prints inc. Davis & Reeve shooting prints, samplers, naïve shooting oil etc, Good quality modern furniture & furnishings, modern pine inc. tables, chairs, dresser, bookcase, wardrobes, bedside chests, hall table, occasional tables, desks etc, tools, electrical goods & many other useful lots
*House clearances* Storage & transport available*
(Accepting goods for March 26th sale from March 6th by appointment)
Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)
on-line from end of week before sale
The humble chest of drawers is a piece of furniture that we all have in everyday use and tend to take for granted. The origins of this most practical item date back to around 1680, when coffers and mule chests started to give way to a wooden carcass fitted entirely with slide out drawers, giving a better storeage solution with easier access. Such was the success of the design that it hasn’t changed in nearly 350 years.
The chest on chest which sees one chest of drawers on top of another was a popular variant in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Fresh to the market is a mahogany 2 part chest dating from around 1800. The upper section has 3 short and 3 long drawers, and the lower section a brushing slide above 3 further long drawers on bracket feet. It stands 73 ½” high, by 41” wide and 21 ½” deep and requiring some attention is sensibly priced at £200/300.
From the same vendor is Regency rosewood serving table that would also benefit from some re-polishing. The rounded rectangular top has 2 concealed frieze drawers on upright faceted pedestal, platform base and reeded bun feet. Standing 52” wide, 26” deep and 29” high it asks £100/130.
Of local interest is a 19th Century wall clock retailed by W.H. Cornish of Okehampton, with an American Jerome & Co 8 day movement. It has a 12” white dial with roman numerals and the walnut case has inlaid Tunbridgeware decoration. With an overall height of 32” it has a guide of £150/200.
A set of 6 shooting sporting prints come from the established partnership of the painter R.B. Davis and the engraver R.G. Reeve, published by Thomas McLean of 26 Haymarket London in 1836. McLean enjoyed a good reputation as publisher for the aristocracy and these good quality steel plate engravings with hand coloured decoration are typical of his products. The image on each plate is 13 ¾” x 17 ½” and each has a simple oak frame. £120/150 is anticipated for the set.
The London silversmiths firm of Charles Boynton had its origins in 1825, followed by several generations of the Boynton family, all named Charles, right through until 1977 in various guises. A smart pair of hipped trumpet shaped silver vases with loaded bases carry their hallmarks for London 1927. At 7” high and of good guage bids of £80/120 are expected.
A Royal Doulton china coffee set decorated with the “Reynard the Fox” pattern (Rd 744193) was first registered in 1929. Reynard was a popular narrative story originating in the 12th Century and describing the antics of the wily fox. The set on offer here comprises coffee pot, milk jug and sugar cowl with 6 demi tasse cups and due to its relative rarity has a guide of £330/330.