Our Christmas sale proved as successful as usual with some great results for sellers. A pair of mid 20thC. Tannoy speakers sounded out some serious interest when making a whopping £6400 well above their guide of £1000-2000.
The sale had other great results too with a John Norden book on Cornwall making £540 & a rare 18thC. Cornish Wrestling book securing bids of £560. Other Cornwall related items saw solid interest too with an unsigned Bernard Leach dish making the top of its estimate at £800 & a late 16thC. map of Lands End securing £1100.
“Brown furniture doesn’t sell” is seemingly the mantra for many local auctioneers it would seem but once again Clarks’ bucked this trend. Auctioneer Paul Clark added “It is getting tougher selling brown furniture for sure but decorative or pretty pieces can & do sell well”. A small but tired Georgian chest with faults made £120 while a large late Victorian oak table made £240. A wooden cane armchair secured interest at £170 & a pair of 1920’s bedside cabinets made £120. A Victorian mahogany half tester bed had interest at £310 & a modern cherry wood dresser found a new home at £150.
Antique jewellery has a very strong following at East Cornwall’s leading saleroom & a Essex crystal fox brooch didn’t disappoint with a phone bidder outgunning determined local interest at £660. A vintage 18ct gold bracelet saw interest at £1350 while a marquise cut diamond solitaire sold for £680. Pretty much every silver lot sold with a canteen of silver cutlery making £1850 & a modern silver service £410. A Georgian silver jug secured bids of £200 despite being re-assayed & a pair of silver sauce boats made £160.
Miscellany lots saw continued interest online. A 1930’s chrome cocktail dial made £85 & a vintage dice spinning game made £45. Stamps too had their moments with a contemporary album securing £300 & a collection of miscellany booklets making £120. A Parker fountain pen was popular at £110 & a Lladro figure group made £170.
Changes are afoot for New Years Day with the introduction of a new member to our team & a second live bidding platform. Auctioneer Paul Clark added “It is getting tougher to sell certain lots & we hope an additional live bidding platform will help achieve greater sales for our vendors”.