October 2010 Results
CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS IN DEVON
1946 MG TC SELLS FOR £10,200 TO YORKSHIRE ENTHUSIAST
This vehicle was consigned to sale at Chudleigh Town Hall by a Plymouth vendor after 45 years in the same ownership. It had not been driven regularly for 30 years and is now in need of full restoration. Against an estimate of £6,000-8,000 seven telephone bidders and numerous others in the room forced the price to a final offer of £10,200 to a Yorkshire-based telephone bidder.
PAIR OF VICTORIAN CABINETS SELL FOR £4,200
One of a pair of Victorian library cabinets, standing 5 feet high, which were consigned from a Somerset farmhouse and comfortably exceeded their £2,000-3,000 estimate, selling to a London telephone bidder.
GEORGIAN MAHOGANY BRACKET CLOCK - £2,900
This bell-chiming bracket clock with enamel dial by Charles Absolon of London, climbed well above its £700-1,000 estimate when fought over by several telephone bidders in Michael Bowman's October 2010 sale. The final buyer was a Wiltshire specialist.. This lot was also consigned from the Somerset famhouse.
EASTERN SPICE BOX MAKES £1,500
One of the more unusual entries at Chudleigh in October was a domed Mughul silver spice jar. This probably dated from around 1800, resembling a small cheese dish, the cover sat on a circular tray stand, with overall enamelled decoration of foliage and animals. This sold to a Berkshire telephone bidder.
Jewellery included an art deco style emerald & diamond ring at £3,000. A gent's Rolex bi-metal Oyster Perpetual Datejust wrist watch sold for £2,000 to a Cornish bidder.
The picture highlight was the small oil on board by Fred Yates, 10" x 10", depicting numerous figures before a row of houses, 'Returning Home', which was bought by a London telephone bidder for £1,900.
Other furniture entries included the 11 feet long refectory table of uncertain date which sold to a Cotswolds telephone bidder for £1,450. A tall early Victorian mahogany secretaire bookcase, stamped for Priest of Blackfriars, sold to a Plymouth bidder for £2,500.