Friday 01 February 2019
Commencing at 11:00amBedford Auction Centre
Friday 25th January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 26th January – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 31st January – 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 High Sheriff’s regulation uniform including a coat, breeches, white satin waistcoat, wig bas, two pairs of socks, a Lesley & Roberts chapeau-bras, boxed shoe buckles, dress sword and scabbard, contained in a scumbled tole box bearing a copper presentation inscription, together with a second Lesley & Roberts chapeau-bras with a plume and box, a pair of Ede & Ravenscroft shoes and a late 19th/early 20th century cavalry sword and scabbard *This outfit was worn by Major Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1946 and also by his son, James Ashley Cooper, who was High Sheriff in 1968. Estimate £300 – £500
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An Inuit walrus tusk carving modelled as a standing polar bear, h. 11 cm, bearing a paper label reading ‘Made by a Native at Cape Dorset, South-West Baffin Land’ Estimate £120 – £150
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Jack Leigh Wardleworth (1863-1925), A romanticised Elizabethan court scene, signed and dated 1891, oil on canvas, 75 x 126 cm Estimate £1000 – £1500
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A Japanese metalware box and cover of pinched cushioned form, pierced and decorated in coloured enamels with chrysanthemum and butterflies and opening to reveal a double interior, w. 10 cm
Sold for £480
A model of a showman's traction engine, LR159 'Sheila', decorated in dark red and yellow John Webb livery, in an black and five-glass case with wired lighting, approx. 1/4'' scale
Sold for £1,000
Alexander Warffield of London (1692-1719): a William and Mary longcase clock, the eight-day movement striking on a bell, the hood with gilding across the top, floral marquetry to the sides and barley twist supports, enclosing the silvered dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, date aperture and secondary dial surrounded by brass spandrels, within a walnut and crossbanded case with intricate marquetry and a glazed central panel.
Provenance: The vendor purchased the clock from the auctioneers in 1980. Prior to that it was the property of the Osborn family of Chicksands Priory- it is understood to have been in the family’s possession since new
Sold for £6,600
A modern Remex brass 'mystery' timepiece, the circular white dial with black Roman numerals, the movement of ferris wheel design supporting large mental ball bearings under a five glass case, serial No. 08/03/13, h. including case 35.5 cm
*retailed by John Bull & Co., Bedford
Sold for £480
Four felt cards displaying a collection of brass and metalware livery and military buttons (approx. 210), together with a further collection of loose military buttons including Russian Police uniform buttons and others (qty)
Sold for £460
A horn handled hunting knife and sheath, the blade engraved 'From P. Ashley Cooper, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1934', overall l. 30.5 cm, together with a spear head (2)
Sold for £750
A 20th century bracket clock, the movement striking on a gong and bell with eight chimes and repeater cord, the silvered face with Roman numerals and three subsidiary dials, within an ebonised and gilt metal mounted case, h. 71 cm
Sold for £800
A. Wilkinson: a needlwork depicting plumed birds of paradise and tropical birds, 62 x 49 cm
*This needlework is sold with a letter written by the artist, aged 82 in 1960. He describes how he never would have believed he could have completed this piece, recounting how he received the 'last sacrament' during the Boer War and was reported dead by the War Office in 1901, later spending time in nine hospitals.
Sold for £750
After Francis Stamper, London: a 19th century brass lantern clock with an anchor escapement, the movement striking on a bell, the dial with Roman numerals, on a later oak bracket,
h. 90 cm overall
Sold for £950
A collection of British and Commonwealth stamps, Victorian through to late 20th century, including Penny Reds, Two Penny Blues, The Falkland Islands etc., contained in over thirty albums and loose
Sold for £800
A 1920's 'Le Concert Automatique Francais' coin-operated gramophone in an oak case with a large brass horn, d. 66.5 cm, a Brevete S.G.D.G. 'Pathe Concert' needle and record storage section enclosed by a tambour door, h. 112.5 cm (excl. horn), together with a small group of associated records and pennies
Sold for £1,200
After Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (British 1887-1976), 'Peel Park', signed in pencil and with the Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp, coloured reproduction, 37 x 75.5 cm
*Artists Resale Rights may be applicable to this lot
Sold for £1200
A group of approximately eighty cap badges relating to county and city regiments including London Rifle Brigade, Devonshire, City of London Volunteer Corps, Liverpool Scottish, Suffolk, Westmorland etc.
Sold for £440
A late 19th century fusee wall clock by John Walker, 77 Cornhill & 230 Regent Street, London, 5713, within a mahogany circular case, d. 38 cm
Sold for £550
After Jules Moigniez (1835-1894), a pair of brown patinated bronze figures modelled as stags on naturalistic bases and marble plinths, h. 75 cm
Sold for £700
A 19th century French repeater carriage clock, the movement stamped Paris and striking on a gong, marked 8289, the enamelled face with Roman and Arabic numerals, within a brass and five-glass case, h. 20 cm, in a fitted leather case
Sold for £500
A late 19th/early 20th century German violin with a two-part back, bearing a paper Stradiuarius label, together with a German ebony, metalwares and mother-of-pearl mounted bow, in a similar case
Sold for £840
Pieter Christian Dommersen
(Dutch, fl. 1865-1913),
Fishermen on a calm coastline,
signed and dated 1902,
oil on board,
29.5 x 39 cm
Sold for £1,000