Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monument sale at Gazes

Gaze, Diss auction Rooms Norfolk

T W Gaze auctions at Diss in Norfolk will be including a sale of carved stone monuments in its architectural sale on Saturday 31st January 2009. Included will be approx 800 lots including 19th Century and earlier monumental stonework features to10ft tall, Obelisks, granite columns, marble centre piece, carved corbels. A stone sarcophagus. Marble fire surrounds. Walnut four poster bed. Urns, statuary etc. Viewing Thurs 29th 2-8pm, Friday 10-6, open Sat 8.30. Sale starts 10am. Contact – Carl Willows 01379 650306.

COMMENTS Carl Willows on the Architectural Salvage sale
"It was a bitterly cold day at the architectural salvage sale and sadly many people had their hands in their pockets. Although all things considered the overall sale was OK and a reasonable amount of ecclesiastical monuments were sold. The statuary sold well as did the fine example of york stone we had, which fetched £90 a square yard. Generally the things that sold well were pieces that people could see a quick return from.

"I heard nothing from the American buyers which is surprising considering this is the time that they usually buy for the fairs. A Canadian buyer who I expected to be at the sale later informed me that he didn't come because trade had been so bad over there. However, there were a number of new faces which was encouraging and hopefully they will return for the next architectural salvage sale in April."

The best selling lots included; A large quantity of stone, sufficient for two buildings- blocks, carved corbels, columns and features, which sold for £4000.00. A stone obelisk, galleried centre section, spire top approx 82" high, which sold for £1000.00. Approx 24 sq yds York stone paving from a private property in Gootle, Yorkshire, which sold for £2000.00.

For More information about the above items please contact Carl Willows 01379 650306.


1 comment:

  1. Wow these are some pretty large monuments, if I do say so myself. I love the first one, just because there are so many structurally pleasing elements including the carved details, corbels and beautiful granite columns...very nice.



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