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Friday 06 August 2021

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 30th July – 9am - 5pm
Saturday 31st July – 9am - 1pm
Thursday 5th August – 9am to 5pm,
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.

51Lot 51:
Walter Richard Sickert ARA (1860-1942), ‘Mademoiselle Alexis’, signed, inscribed and dated 1921, pen, ink and watercolour, 20 x 26 cm
*Artists Resale Rights will apply to this lot
**See Christies 20th Century British Art Sale, 16th September 1998
Estimate: £7,000 – £10,000

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.


Auction Centre, Eastcotts Park, Wallis Way, Bedford, MK42 0PE
Please note that this sale will be held live online and attendance in person will not be allowed.

Friday prior to sale 9am – 5pm
Saturday prior to sale 9am – 4pm
Thursday prior to sale 9am – 5pm
Morning of sale from 9am

Buyers Premium
A buyers’ premium at 17.5% plus VAT, will be added to the bid price of each lot.

Lots purchased online will in addition attract a 5% plus VAT fee.

Condition Reports
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.

Artist Resale Rights (ARR)
In certain instances, where an artist is still alive, royalties can apply under the Artist Resale Right Regulations 2006. If these regulations apply, the buyer of the lot agrees to pay the auctioneer an amount equal to the resale royalty and we undertake to the buyer to pay this sum to the artist’s collection agent.

On sale day until 5pm and on the following Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5pm.

Postage & Packing
Should you require items packed and posted please contact the Peacock Post team from Monday to Wednesday on 01234 608908 or

Attention is drawn to the Auctioneers Conditions of Sale in this catalogue and posted on the premises.

In particular it is emphasised that all accounts must be settled on the day of sale. Sale currency is GBP.

The following payment methods are accepted :
• Cash
• Debit card (in person)
• Direct bank transfer

We do not accept payments by credit card or any card payments over the telephone.

Bank transfer details are as follows :
Bank Name :       Metro Bank Plc
Account Name :  W&H Peacock
Sort code :          23-05-80
Account # :         29033862
Please quote both the auction number and your invoice number as reference. Failure to do so may delay goods being released. Please be aware that clients making international transfers will be liable for any bank imposed charges. 

Online Registration
In completing the online bidder registration and providing your payment card details you :

(i) confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to the auctioneer and have sufficient funds available to complete the transaction.

(ii) agree to abide by the auctioneer’s conditions of sale and special terms and conditions as stated in these particulars and on the online bidding platform.

(iii) agree to make payment via the methods and timescales stated above at the completion of the auction and authorise the auctioneer that on failing to do so the credit/debit card given may be charged in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased.

Auctioneer Information
W&H Peacock
Bedford Auction Centre
Eastcotts Park
Wallis Way
MK42 0PE
United Kingdom
Tel: 01234 266366

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Recent Highlights

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Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976),'The Family', coloured reproduction bearing Fine Art Guild blind stamp, signed in ink lower right, image 26 cm x 21 cm

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A 1930's silver manual wind wristwatch by Rolex, the rectangular silvered dial of Art Deco design with Arabic numerals and second hand section, on a late articulated bracelet strap, case w. 2.5 cm

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A reproduction elaborate mahogany bird cage on stand, total h. 187 cm

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A set of ten silver and silver gilt awards for the Royal Blackheath Golf Club, C J Vander Ltd., London 1969, together with two silver medallions, overall 13.5 ozs (12)

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A Chinese Export metalware's four piece tea service of vase shaped form comprising coffee pot, teapot, milk jug and sugar nips, each piece allover repousse decorated with bamboo in full leaf, character marks to bases, overall 41 ozs (4)

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Arthur James Wetherall Burgess (British, 1879-1957),'Entering the Surrey Docks',signed,oil on artists' board,30 x 45 cm

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An Elizabethan carved oak four-poster tester bed, the panelled tester/canopy suported by four foliate posts, the headboard intricately carved with a stylised rose, lily and chrysanthemum or dahlia, sold with a mattress and metal inner framework.Bed frame w. 130 cm, l. 190 cm, h. 217 cm. Mattress l. 172 cm, w. 119 cm*In 1920 Richard Holworthy (of Holworthy & Shilton Archivists and Genealogists) investigated the crest/arms on the headboard- he determined that they related to the Metcalfe and Ayscough families. Marriages between these two families took place in 1542 and 1593, Holworthy thought the latter date to be more accurate for the date of the bed. The bed has been in the current vendor’s family for over 100 years and was on display in Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire until 2019, as pictured.

Sold for £5,200

Andre Hambourg (French, 1909-1999),Le Repas sur le Plage,oil on canvas,signed, inscribed and dated 195514.5 x 20.5 cm CONDITION REPORT: Framed. Significant paint losses and crazing. Frame with losses. In need of attention.

Sold for £1,100

A William IV mahogany dining table, c. 1830, the two rectangular console-type ends each with scrolled frieze on turned columns, platform bases and scrolled feet with castors, together with the two fitted leaves, max. l. 252 cm, w. 129 cm

Sold for £750

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 late 19th/early 20th century mahogany partner's desk, the tooled leather surface over various drawers, on two pedestals with plinth bases, 182 x 122 cm

Sold for £900

Franz Bergman (1861-1936), a gilt bronze and enamel decorated figure modelled as dancer, her hinged skirt lifting to reveal her body beneath, signed 'Namgreb', mounted on a marble plinth, h. 19.5 cm

Sold for £500

A Wedgwood sage and white jasperware covered vase of urn shaped form decorated with floral sprays and having a cupid finial, h. 21 cm

Sold for £320

An early 18th century Queen Anne or George I walnut and feather banded chest of drawers, the two shorter drawers over three longer, each with a brass handle, on bun feet, w. 92 cm

Sold for £1,400

A cased set of Staunton boxwood and ebonised chessmen by J. Jaques & Son of London, stamps to the relevant pieces, in the original mahogany box with a paper label

Sold for £1,000

An Indian hand-woven wool carpet, the geometric red and blue ground within matching borders, 320 x 220 cm

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The Royal Mint: Nine United Kingdom Proof Coin sets comprising 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2 x 2018, 2019 and 2020, all cased (9)

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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)

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