March’s sale offers a selection of shop retailers displays particularly from early 20th Century Confectioners. These light furnishings create a fabulous sense of nostalgia around childhood and the simple pleasures of a bygone age.
There are various copperwares including a group of jugs by W.A.S. Benson William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) a pioneer of design in the late Victorian and Edwardian era. There are also wares by Benham & Froud, who were once renowned as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Jelly Moulds, the company was founded in 1785 and still trades today in luxury kitchenware.
There is a small section of books in the auction to include many old sales catalogues and art reference guides as well as several classic antiquarian books.
Lot 160 would offer an evening with a difference – a Zoom Ouija session anyone? Not for the faint hearted a William Fuld 'Message Indicator' John Waddingtons Ouija board game, 'The Mystifying Oracle' with a pre-sale estimate of £20 - £40.
Hector Guimard is most famous for his designs for the French Underground ‘Metro’ which are the epitome of European Art Nouveau. Lot 237 is a chandelier by Liberty of London, after his work.
Whilst there is still no attendance on the day, there is the chance to bid by phone, leave a commission bid, or bid on the SAS or Saleroom platforms, and of course you can ‘click and collect’ after a successful bid and settlement of all fees.
Order of Auction:
Lot 1 – 219 Antiques and Collectables
Lot 220 – 236 Oils and Prints
Lot 237 – 369 Lighting, Rugs and Furniture