11/04/2013 : Catalogue for April Sale
Our illustrated catalogue is now online. A massive two day sale of 2,200 lots is spearheaded by over 400 lots of shotguns, military guns, weapons and medals.
Click here to view the catalogue.
The sale will be held on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April at
The Cheshire Saleroom,
Viewing: Wednesday 17th April 10am – 8pm and 9am-10am on the morning of each sale day.
A good collection of around 50 medal groups include five Military Medal groups, three come with a fascinating tale of gallantry. The guns section kicks off with a good pair of Army and Navy side by side shotguns (Est. £2,000-£3,000) which were formerly the property of a Lord. Following the sporting guns there are around 50 19th century military pistols, rifles, carbines and revolvers, with the stand out lot being a rare Colt Baby Dragoon.
A modest but good selection of 19th century and later helmets are followed by a rather large number of various edged weapons, from a substantial 19th century Spanish self defence folding knife to an officer’s presentation sword awarded to the best swordsmen of the regiment.
Then order is restored, as 200 lots of collectors’ items begin the remainder of the sale. The rest of day one continues with textiles (Georgian crewelwork panels, samplers, Macclesfield silks etc.), metalware, scientific instruments, toys (including a Noah’s ark with nearly 200 carved wood animals), decorative arts (featuring Moorcroft, Pilkingtons etc.), ceramics (hand painted Royal Worcester, Royal Crown Derby, 18th century Derby porcelain and a superb Vienna porcelain hand painted tankard), Oriental and finishing with glass which will feature a small collection of Bohemian glass including hand painted portrait vases.
On day two, over 260 lots of silver are followed by a large collection of assorted jewellery including some enormous diamonds. Paintings and Northern Art also fall on day two unusually, due to the enormity of the sale. A good collection of clocks begins with a clock garniture which was purchased at the Great Exhibition of 1851, it’s French, and it’s a beauty.
All your furniture needs are likely to be satisfied by the section containing no less than 270 lots of assorted furniture. Some of the highlights are likely to be a wonderful 19th century games table and a rare pair of Sinhalese carved ebony specimen wood tables.
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