Silhouettes come out of the dark

13th October 2018

An impressive five stone carved half hoop ring with rose cut diamond pointers sold for £3200 whilst a rose gold Albert chain with T-bar made £900. A very attractive William and Mary style laburnum cabinet with oyster veneered doors and oval marquetry panels generated plenty of interest and sold for £1800 whilst a 20th century carved and painted desk with stunning Chinoiserie decoration realised £800.

Oriental items were wanted with strong interest from internet and telephone buyers. A late 19th century Chinese ivory brise fan realised £500 whilst a Chinese bronze incense burner made £470. Amongst the pictures, there was a good entry of smaller pictures with a pair of late 18th century silhouettes in gilt metal frames realising £1000 and a Samuel Shelley portrait miniature of a lady selling for £440.

Other items selling to particular advantage included:

A set of two 22ct yellow gold bangles – £700

A Middle Eastern niello white metal three piece tea service – £650

A pair of Victorian Italian earrings with enamelled religious motif and set with old rose cut diamonds – £550

A collection of 26 Dapol ‘N’gauge railway coaches – £470

A yellow and white metal diamond cluster pendant – £460

A white metal pair of diamond cluster earrings – £420

A cast metal figure of the Spirit of Ecstasy – £400

A Liberty and Co silver milk jug – £400

A Heals oak dining table and a set of six matching chairs – £400

An early 20th century Suffragette necklace – £400

An 18th century oak mule chest – £380

Football shirts – Blackburn Rovers etc £340

Dropping items off for auction couldn’t be easier and the Auction Rooms are open every weekday morning between 10am and 1pm for valuations and deliveries. Alternatively, the valuers can visit you at home free of charge. The team can also arrange collections and house clearances providing confidence that items are sold to advantage. To contact the auction rooms, telephone 01749 840770 or email

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