Category Archives: Auction Results

Signed, Sealed and (presumably) Delivered

An eighteenth-century Chinese imperial seal sold at Drouot’s in Paris on Wednesday for a record €21m (AU$29,751,239) – more than twenty times its pre-auction estimate. Eighteenth-century Qianlong steatite seal. (Drouot) The four-inch square seal, made of steatite, once belonged to … Continue reading

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Picture This XCVII Redux

The dated walnut chest of drawers featured in Picture This XCVII realised £8,750 ($14,894) against a pre-auction estimate of £7,000 – £10,000 ($12,000 – $18,000). George II walnut chest, circa 1751. (Bonham’s) Chest top with dated inscription. (Bonham’s) Jack Plane

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Picture This XCV Redux

The Irish open fretwork serving table featured in Picture This XCV realised £2,750 ($4,712) against a pre-auction estimate of £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,713 – $2,570). Fig. 1. George III Irish mahogany serving table, circa 1760. (Christie’s) Jack Plane

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Picture This LXXXI Redux

The mahogany chest of drawers, lot 313, featured in Picture This LXXXI was passed in at Bonham’s The Scottish Sale in Edinburgh on the 13th of April 2016. However, it reappeared in their Homes & Interiors sale on the 22nd … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXIX Redux

The chevron bureau featured in Picture This LXXXIX sold with a hammer price of £750 ($1,465) against a pre-auction estimate of £800 – £1,500 ($1,570 – $2,950). Lot 357, a George III (II?) chevron bureau. (Sworders) Jack Plane

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Picture This LXXXIII Redux

The “mule chest” featured in Picture This LXXXIII sold with a hammer price of £1,500 ($3,057). “George III mahogany mule chest”, (Bonhams) Jack Plane

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Picture This LXXXVI Redux

The chest of drawers featured in Picture This LXXXVI sold with a hammer price of £62,500 (AU$126,644; US$91,125). Lot 65; a George II walnut serpentine chest, circa 1750-60, estimate £30,000 – £50,000 (AU$60,789 – AU$101,315). (Christie’s) Jack Plane

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Auction Results – Skinner’s, April 2016

At least two punters at Skinner’s European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on the 8th of April 2016 agreed with me: The mahogany and yew Windsor settee that I declared a potential steal, more than tripled its upper estimate of US$800 … Continue reading

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Joseph Knibb Clock – Auction Result

As reported in a post on the 20th of February 2014, an important early English longcase clock by Joseph Knibb came up for auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments on Tuesday 11th … Continue reading

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A Hair Raising Result

Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers‘ two day sale of Antiques and Fine Art with Oriental & Asian Works of Art has just concluded at their rooms in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Estimated at £500 – £800 ($765 – $1,225) was lot 1061, … Continue reading

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