An eclectic sale of art, antiques and collectables catering to a diverse range of pockets and tastes concluded this year’s calendar of sales at London auctioneers Roseberys.
The auction house’s fine & decorative auction took place earlier this month and offered over 700 lots, including silver, ceramics, furniture, vintage luggage, a private collection of Georgian tea caddies and a selection of fine antiques from the Provencal Mas of a French noble family in south-eastern France.
Some of the highlights of the sale included:
A pair of 19th century Dutch Delft octagonal vases and covers with Chinese dog finials and a larger pair of Dutch baluster octagonal vases in Chinese style, all decorated with panels of country courting couples and barging scenes. They doubled their estimate to sell for a hammer of £1,300.
An impressive 212cm high Régence style carved and gilded mirror, possibly 18th century and with scroll and foliate carved detail, found a new home at £3,000
English Coffee pots headed a succesful section dedicated to silver wares. An early Queen Anne example of octagonal form by John Chartier, London, c.1716 made £3,200
George IV satinwood and parcel gilt card table, one of two in the lot executed in the manner of Morel and Seddon. The pair were hotly contested and sold above estimate for £3,600.
A 20th century ‘Steamer’ trunk model at £5,200
Ian Cadzow, Chairman and Joint Managing Director and specialist of fine furniture, rugs and clocks commented, “A continuing trend is evident that all the objects including ceramic items, kitchen curiosities and works of art seemed to sell quite well, but the traditional furniture which was largely original, untouched but in need of restoration principally to replace missing veneers did not generate strong bidding.“