Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

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Friday 03 March 2017

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 24th February – 5pm to 8pm,
Saturday 25th February – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 2nd March – 9am to 6pm,
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.


An early 19th century silver and parcel gilt mounted turtle`s carapasse for use as a table snuff, Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1827, l. 10.5 cm

Condition Reports
Condition reports and further images of lots are available for this sale via the

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.

Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.

Delivery Service
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.

Mailing & Postage
All mailing is handled by Mail Boxes Etc.
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
T: 01234 305 544

Regular valuation days are held in the saleroom for clients wishing to include items in the sale.

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Vintiner 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.

Recent Highlights

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

Bedford Auction Centre

An early 18th century-style two seater sofa, the upholstered seat and back supported by satin walnut arms and cabriole feet

Sold for £480

A Liberty & Co. mantle clock, the Tudric pewter hammered case of domed form with bun feet, the copper and enamelled face with Roman numerals, stamped marks to base and numbered '01346', h. 16 cm

Sold for £650

A Chinese 'Tael' ingot of circular form, stamped '1000' and with Chinese characters, d. 3.5 cm, 37.4 gms

Sold for £915

Henry John Sylvester Stannard
'The New Kitten',
35 x 51 cm

Sold for £720

A George I secretaire-chest and cabinet, stained in the 'Mulberry' manner, bearing the label G. Coxed and T. Woster, h. 180 cm, w. 108 cm, d. 57 cm

Sold for £26000

A French 19th century rosewood, kingwood crossbanded, mother of pearl and boulle work bookcase cabinet, the shelves enclosed by two glazed doors, over a drawer and two solid doors decorated with two-headed eagles, the pediment surmounted by a pair of half-spherical finials, on a plinth base, w. 114 cm

Sold for £3500

An enamelled London Underground railway sign for Wembley Park, 91 x 122 cm

Sold for £390

After Friedrich Gornik (Austrian, 1877 - 1943), a bronze patinated sculpture modelled as two polar bears on a naturalistic base with a marble plinth, h. 21 cm

Sold for £820

A Victorian fairground penny-in-the-slot automaton entitled 'The Little Wonder Forge' by Levi Gregory, the ivory interior replicating a working forge, within a glazed, mahogany and giltwood case, h. 33 cm, with the mahogany travelling case

Sold for £3600

Penry Williams (1798-1885),
A young boy tying a girl's shoe lace,
signed and titled 'Roma',
oil on canvas,
39 x 29 cm

Sold for £500

An 18th century-style walnut bijouterie cabinet, the glazed surface on four cabriole legs joined by a cross stretcher on ball and claw feet,
w. 76 cm

Sold for £500

A 19th century mantle clock, the movement striking on a gong with a Westminster chime, the gilt dial with silvered chapter ring within an ormolu mounted ebonised case of architectural form surmounted by acorn finials, h. 42 cm

Sold for £750

A Japanese Meiji period ivory and Shibayama inlaid okimono modelled as a marrow, signed, l. 13 cm

Sold for £1000

A Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson oak nest of three tables on octagonal legs with the mouse signature, max. w. 60 cm

Sold for £740

A vintage motor racing helmet with a cork interior and leather lining together with associated strap and wiring

Sold for £320

A late 19th/early 20th century Chinese blue and white vase of globular form profusely decorated with a traditional landscape, Qianlong mark to base but not of the period, h. 26 cm

Sold for £440

A 17th century oak coffer, the lift lid over four front panels with linenfold carving on square straight stiles, l. 142 cm

Sold for £800

A George II mahogany bachelor's chest, the slide over four long graduated drawers on bracket feet, w. 79 cm

Sold for £1000

A 1940's 'Alliwin De Luxe' oak cased amusement penny-in-the-slot machine with a spinning ball circuit and score slots, h. 62.5 cm

Sold for £300

An 18th century longcase clock, the painted face with date aperture, secondary dial, moon phase and 'William Smith Crowland', the numerals replaced with letters spelling out 'William Colbon', in an oak and crossbanded case

Sold for £550