Sales report

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RICHARD Barnwell of Clifford Cross Auctions conducted an Antiques and Collectors Sale at The Wisbech Auction Halls, over two days on November 17 and 18, which drew buyers from all over the country.

A total of over 1,000 lots were offered for sale and Richard Barnwell, the auctioneer, reported that at the sale there was competitive bidding and the result far exceeded expectations.

Some of the chief prices realised were as follows:-

An early 20th century mahogany dining room suite comprising sideboard, table and 8 chairs, £1,200; A fine quality Irish silver potato ring with openwork decoration, £960; A fine quality Royal Crown Derby tea service, £820; An oil painting depicting a grey and brown horse, £820; A fine quality 18th century hanging circular convex wall mirror, together with 2 candle sconces, £660; An unusual Volume “The Book of Sark” 1908, £470; A fine quality mid 19th century hexagonal Japanese pottery vase, £440; An unusual 18ct gold gentleman’s pocket watch by Alfred Bell of Wisbech, £400; An antique style oak sideboard in the 17th century style, £380; A silver tea caddy with embossed decoration, £340; An 18th century oak dresser with arched centre, £300; A late 19th century Japanese onion vase, £300; A most unusual antique mahogany framed Escritoire with fitted interior, £280; A most unusual set of gilt photographs containing paintings of a family believed to be from Norfolk, £280.

The next Antique and Collectors’ Sale will be held in March 2012.