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Friday 05 March 2021

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Due to the exceptional circumstances
there will be no public viewing for this
sale and all lots have been photographed.

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.14

A pair of Louis XV style burr elm, mahogany, strung and gilt metal mounted side tables of kidney form, each with three drawers, on cabriole legs with brass caps, w. 60 cm each *previously located at Cosgrove Hall, Northamptonshire
Est £200 – £300

Please note this sale will be held live on the internet. Whilst you can view as detailed above, we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.

*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Taylor 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 can be provided up to 2pm the day prior to 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.

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Mailing & Postage
For mailing enquiries please contact our in house posting and packaging department Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5pm on
01234 608 908 or email

Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.


18th Century French School, Wildlife and Nymphs in a Bucolic landscape, unsigned, watercolour and gouache, mounted on black stone, with a further image by the same hand verso, images d. 9 cm, mount 15 x 15 cm
Est £800 – £1200

Recent Highlights

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

Bedford Auction Centre

A Daum Nancy cameo glass table lamp and cover of mushroom form decorated in the 'Red Sky' pattern with silhouetted trees on a sunset ground, h. 31.5 cm

Sold for £1,500

An 18th century gilt metal portrait miniature depicting a young gentleman wearing a white cravat, hair locket verso, image 7 x 5.7 cm, together with a similar oval portrait of a young lady (2)

Sold for £750

A pair of Regency and later mahogany waterfall-style bookcases with adjustable shelves, on turned legs with brass castors

Sold for £4,800

A Meissen figural clock, the movement striking on a bell and inscribed J.D. Brevete SGDG, the enamelled face with Roman numerals and retailers inscription 'Exam.d by Lund & Blockley', within a florally encrusted case incorporating six various birds, a nest and eggs, h. 34 cm

Sold for £2,000

A black case containing an extensive group of 19th century phlebotomy blood letting tools, including thirty-six brass fleams, thirty-two horn fleams and fourteen lancets, makers include Preist, Duvert Freres, Thiers etc.

Sold for £1,400

A pocket watch with a white metal and decorated case, stamped 88, the movement marked E L Johnson, London 6116

Sold for £850

A suite of Royal Copenhagen Lace and other pattern tableware including coffee pot, cups, saucers, gravy boat and other items (approx. 33 pieces)

Sold for £950

An 1869 century velocipede or 'bone shaker' cycle with rosewood and brass grips, yellow wheels and a Brown & Co. retailers plaque, largest wheel d. 102 cm, mounted with a Joseph Lucas Ltd. 'Candle Lamp'

Sold for £3,200

Tirzah Garwood (1908-1951),'The Crocodile'numbered 276/500,woodblock print,image 16.5 x 12.5 cm*Tirzah Garwood was the wife of the artist Eric Ravilious from 1930 until his death in 1942.

Sold for £460

A late 20th century miniature silver bust modelled as Sir Winton Churchill, maker CK Ltd, London 1975, ltd. ed. 109/250, h. 13.5 cm on a square plinth base, cased

Sold for £620

Attributed to Edward Charles Barnes,a half length portrait of a Mediterranean beauty wearing a lace shawl,bears signature,oil on canvas,58 x 43.5 cm

Sold for £750

A collection of twelve Georgian and later treen snuffs in the form of shoes, some with pewter or brass inlay, together with a brass example dated 1843 (13)

Sold for £700

A tavern clock, the dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, d. 64 cm, the brass movement within an ebonised case decorated in the chinoiserie manner and inscribed Jo.N (John) Hawling Oxford, h. 147 cm

Sold for £3,100

Twelve items of archaic unglazed pottery comprising nine jars, a cup and two dishes, max h. 22 cm

Sold for £1,600

A pair of life-size bronze figures modelled as King Charles Spaniels, h. 63 cm, l. 101 cm

Sold for £1,200

An Eltonware bottle vase of slender form decorated with a plain copper coloured crackle glaze, h. 44.5 cm

Sold for £950

A set of eight Mexican metalware plates of circular form, d. 28 cm, overall 138 ozs (8)

Sold for £2,000

A Georgian oak and walnut crossbanded box, the lift-lid over three faux drawers, on bracket feet with a shaped apron, w. 55 cm

Sold for £440

A cased set of six early 20th century silver and tortoiseshell menu holders decorated in the Neo-Classical manner, William Comyns & Sons Ltd., Birmingham 1912, each w. 3.5 cm

Sold for £600

A walnut and crossbanded chest-on-stand with an arrangement of three short over three long graduated drawers, on turned baluster supports with stretchers, w. 100 cm

Sold for £650