Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Good crowds good prices

Rural and Domestic Bygones, Gaze Norfolk

"Things are definitely on the up", said Carl Willows of Gaze auction rooms at the recent rural and domestic bygones sale. Nearly all of the 986 items auctioned found homes.

Mr Willows said, "It was a good sale with many new faces which is always encouraging. There was a buoyant feel to the sale and many of the items reached good prices. A particular highflyer was an American black walnut late 19th Century chest of five drawers - Amberg's Patent - to hold A4 sheets, which reached £400. An interesting 19th Century cast iron caravan stove on three legs with ornate pierced hob cover, sliding doors to front with its fire bricks sold for £380.00. The Enamel signs did well considering they were not that special and basic garden things such as forks, spades, saws and rollers all sold. The two examples of stained glass which were auctioned were not very old but still made a respectable £260 for the four paneled piece and £170 for a 1950's single panel piece. The fair ground items did not fair as well as I thought they would, a ten panel fairground hoopla stall complete with roof tilt and night boards only managed to reach £360.00. The biggest surprise was the Hunt & Son Ginger Beer two gallon stoneware bottle which way exceeded my estimation as it finally made £280.

We are eagerly awaiting the next sale where we have some fine examples of marble from Kent and the interest surrounding the upcoming Mongers sale is steadily mounting."



Above: Four panels of leaded stained and painted glass, Sold price £260.00


Above: An American black walnut late 19th Century chest of five drawers - Amberg's Patent - to hold A4 sheets, Sold price £400.00


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