Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

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Friday 02 September 2016

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 26th August – 5pm to 8pm,
Saturday 27th August – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 1st September – 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.


A George I secretaire-chest and cabinet, stained in the ‘Mulberry’ manner, bearing the label G. Coxed and T. Woster, h. 180 cm, w. 108 cm, d. 57 cm
Estimate: £8000 – £12000

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

Recent Highlights

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

Bedford Auction Centre

A vintage motor racing helmet with a cork interior and leather lining together with associated strap and wiring

Sold for £320

A late 19th/early 20th century Chinese blue and white vase of globular form profusely decorated with a traditional landscape, Qianlong mark to base but not of the period, h. 26 cm

Sold for £440

A 17th century oak coffer, the lift lid over four front panels with linenfold carving on square straight stiles, l. 142 cm

Sold for £800

A George II mahogany bachelor's chest, the slide over four long graduated drawers on bracket feet, w. 79 cm

Sold for £1000

A 1940's 'Alliwin De Luxe' oak cased amusement penny-in-the-slot machine with a spinning ball circuit and score slots, h. 62.5 cm

Sold for £300

An 18th century longcase clock, the painted face with date aperture, secondary dial, moon phase and 'William Smith Crowland', the numerals replaced with letters spelling out 'William Colbon', in an oak and crossbanded case

Sold for £550

An 19th century Mughal two coloured jade spoon, the pale green bowl of scalloped form joined by a darker green shaft carved with ribs and terminating to form a peacocks head with ruby set eyes, l. 20.5 cm

Sold for £2550

A 20th century floor rug, the floral border surrounding a Persian townscape with inset figures and motifs, 276 x 173 cm

Sold for £1200

Dr Christopher Dresser for Hukin & Heath, a silver plated spirit kettle and stand, h. 20 cm, the base stamped 'Designed by Dr C. Dresser'

Sold for £3100

A dated London Delft drug jar, 1679

Sold for £4700

A French 19th century rosewood, kingwood crossbanded, mother of pearl and boulle work bookcase cabinet, the shelves enclosed by two glazed doors, over a drawer and two solid doors decorated with two-headed eagles, the pediment surmounted by a pair of half-spherical finials, on a plinth base, w. 114 cm

Sold for £3500

An enamelled London Underground railway sign for Wembley Park, 91 x 122 cm

Sold for £390

After Friedrich Gornik (Austrian, 1877 - 1943), a bronze patinated sculpture modelled as two polar bears on a naturalistic base with a marble plinth, h. 21 cm

Sold for £820

A Victorian fairground penny-in-the-slot automaton entitled 'The Little Wonder Forge' by Levi Gregory, the ivory interior replicating a working forge, within a glazed, mahogany and giltwood case, h. 33 cm, with the mahogany travelling case

Sold for £3600

Penry Williams (1798-1885),
A young boy tying a girl's shoe lace,
signed and titled 'Roma',
oil on canvas,
39 x 29 cm

Sold for £500

A late 19th/early 20th century Chinese bowl of slightly flared form decorated in coloured enamels with a court scene and having a plain celadon interior on a carved hardwood stand, d. 20 cm

Sold for £1850

A modern Moorcroft 'Mountain Kingdom' pattern vase of slender ovoid form, designed by Philip Gibson, Limited Edition 8/100, copyright date 2003, date mark 2004, h. 41.5 cm, boxed

Sold for £640

A George II Chippendale-type mahogany serving table, the blind fretwork frieze on four cluster-column legs, l. 124 cm, h. 86.5 cm

Sold for £2100

A Royal Doulton character jug 'The Cavalier' h. 14 cm

Sold for £660

A Regency rosewood and gilt metal mounted writing table

Sold for £4900