It always makes me smile, when I go out to a client and they say 'of course I have sent all the antiques to a more upmarket auction house'
The reality certainly within the furniture field is that Beech Auctions is proving time & time again, that an old fashioned auction house, with good marketing & a packed saleroom can match and beat prices achieved by other
on-line antique salerooms,
In our 7th September auction, a classic example of this was a Georgian mahogany D end extending table, having failed to sell well on a few occasion at an on-line saleroom, the late C18th 3 piece example, offered a clasic large dining table option with the bonus of a gate-leg central extension & a pair of demi-lune tables , offering the practicality of console tables. It acheived a well deserved £260 hammer price.
The C18th small oak coffer forward with no vendor expectations, was valued by us at an estomate of £200-300, with 10 bids on the books from £200-400, 2 telephone bidders and hopeful bidders in the room, it sold for £385.
From the same vendor, a pair of rustic coffin stands hit middle of our £50-80 estimate at £70
With gold prices high the full & half sovereigns both 1911 made £230 & £140 respectively.
9ct full hunter £350 and ay rings between £30-300 sold. We now offer a re-sizing service which will no doubt assist the decision making of buyers keen on the more high end rings.which happen to be the wrong size for them.
Costume jewellery has been fetching some high prices especially vintage brooches.
Nowadays it does not seem to matter if an item is period or modern, it is the quality & the look that counts.
We have strong buyers awaiting gold, decorative salvage, quirky collectables, militaria and craft items
Next Antiques & General Sale of 5th October includes a TEXTILE section
forward so far is the Victorian/Edwardian clothing 'time capsule', fur & feather stoles/boleros, an delightful 'il Ricamo' (the embroiderer Italian book from 1908, full of superb illustrations and original pull out patterns.
Further entries are invited - see out auction calendar tab for entry acceptance days.
More details & pictres to follow shortly......