Shine bright like a diamond – sparkler steals the show at Clarks

Clarks’ continued growth & success shows no signs of abating as a relatively ordinary sale by their current standards achieved great hammer prices throughout. Over 90% of the 100 furniture lots found a new home, making nonsense of the current downward trend. A very small 20thC. mahogany chest secured £100 with a Georgian oak chest in very tired condition achieving the same price. An attractive Victorian ladies writing desk impressed at £260 while a satinwood dressing table made £100.

However the star of the show was a Danish table by Finn Juhl which saw a protracted bidding duel selling at £1850 to a US bidder. Other modern furniture saw success when a humble Ercol coffee table, later revarnished, made £120 & a Nathan nest of tables secured £55. Early, rustic furniture has seen better days but the Liskeard saleroom saw beefy prices with £300 for a tired 17thC. court cupboard & £520 for a 17thC. oak dresser also requiring some TLC.

Clocks also make great decorators lots & two timepieces from vastly different eras had a good following with a 20thC. Elliott mantle clock securing £390 & a c.1800 mahogany longcase coming in at £360.

Silver entries also saw major interest. An engraved Robinson, Edkins & Aston silver salva made £940 via the internet & a small Guernsey silver christening mug secured a strong bid of £420. A Simon Harris Exeter silver teapot made £290 whilst a small silver Murrle Bennett enamelled brooch hit home at an impressive £230.

The Heathlands Road based saleroom have developed a strong reputation for their prowess with jewellery & didn’t disappoint again. A diamond solitaire of approx. 2.5ct made £9600 whilst a diamond & sapphire bangle secured £2200. A Georgian cameo memorial ring with an urn decor made £600 & a intaglio ring was in at £660, despite both having faults. A pair of diamond earrings sparkled when making £1000 & a small diamond tennis bracelet was game, set & match at £1800. Entries are invited now for our March 18th Collectables, Art & Jewellery sale.