Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

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Friday 03 November 2017

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 27th October – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 28th October – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 2nd November – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

The first Friday of every month sees a specialist auction of Antiques and Collectable’s at the Bedford Auction Centre. A range of Antique Furniture, Pictures, Ceramics & Glass, Silver, Metalware, Boxes and Caddies, Militaria and other collector ’s items are offered for sale.


If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Vintiner or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the

We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale

Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.

Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.

Delivery Service
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.

Mailing & Postage
All mailing is handled by Mail Boxes Etc.
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
T: 01234 305 544

Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.

Recent Highlights

Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.

Bedford Auction Centre

A 'Grasshopper' skeleton clock by The Greenwich Clock Co. of London with three enamelled dials, fusee movement, grasshopper escapement and an anchor motif within a mahogany and glazed case, h. 45 cm *This clock is based on the first marine chronometer made by John Harrison (1693-1776)

Sold for £950

A 19th century transfer printed blue and white meat plate decorated with a family taking a stroll in a country estate, w. 62 cm

Sold for £1,300

A Victorian five pound coin, old head, dated 1893

Sold for £2,000

A 18ct yellow gold cased half hunter pocket watch by Benson, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, two subsidiary dials and a repeater within a plain case engraved with initials and decorated with blue enamel numerals, overall 165.3 gms, dial measures d. 4.3 cm, case numbered 36702

Sold for £2,300

A late 19th century French kingwood, gilt metal mounted vitrine of bombe form, the base with a pair of Vernis Martin panels, w. 110 cm

Sold for £1,300

Archibald Knox for Liberty, an Arts & Crafts pewter bowl, stamped 'Rd,427694', d. 38 cm

Sold for £560

Franz Bergmann (1861-1936), a cast and cold painted bronze modelled as an Arab boy wearing a fez and a striped tunic lying on his stomach, stamped Geschutszt 3065, l. 15 cm

Sold for £700

A French hand-painted hand fan together with a Venetian fan, both boxed

Sold for £2,500

A Royal Crown Derby teaset decorated in the 'Old Imari' 1128 pattern including a teapot and jug with gilt handles and six tea cups and saucers, together with six matching egg cups

Sold for £520

For Restoration: a Mintons Majolica dish and cover surmounted by a seated sheep, together with a matching two-handled dish numbered 585, d. 28 cm

Sold for £700

After Charles Octave Levy (French 1820-1899), a bronze figure modelled as 'Le Reveil', signed 'CH Levy', h. 70 cm

Sold for £1,100

A Charles Frodsham Congreve rolling ball skeleton timepiece with three dials, the third being in the form of a finial, visable escapement and a tilting table under a perspex dome,
h. 43 cm *The clock has separate dials for hours, minutes and seconds, the latter moving every fifteen seconds as the table tilts. Individual seconds are indicated by the seconds indicator bar located horizontally across the table. Per day, the tungsten ball moves 6.432 miles.

Sold for £1,600

An 18ct white gold ring of prunt form centrally set with a brilliant cut diamond within a surround of four cushion cut rubies and twelve further diamonds within a border of fourteen petal shaped motifs each set three graduated diamonds, central stone approximately 0.5 carats, w. of setting 2.4 cm, ring size M, 9.6 gms

Sold for £2,200

William Watson (fl.1866-1872),
British Longhorn and their young,
signed and dated 1878,
oil on canvas,
29.5 x 44 cm

Sold for £850

A 19th century Tyrolese violin, c. 1830-1840, with a two-part back, carved scroll and rosewood pegs, contained in a later case with two associated bows

Sold for £1,500

Beatles Ephemera: a United Artists UK quad film poster for 'A Hard Day's Night', Stafford & Co. Ltd, 76 x 100 cm

Sold for £800

A 20th century bronze figural fountain modelled as a carp on a naturalistic base, h. 120 cm

Sold for £2000

Clarice Cliff for Newport Pottery, a circular bowl decorated in the 'Applique Lugano' pattern with a blue sky, d. 19 cm

Sold for £520

Dr Christopher Dresser for Hukin & Heath, a silver plated six section serviette/letter rack of slender arched design, numbered 2555 to base, h. 12.5 cm

Sold for £680

Gladys Maccabe M.A., R.O.I., F.R.S.A. (b.1918), 'Before the Start',
oil on board,
37 x 50 cm *Gallery label verso

Sold for £780