Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

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Friday 04 December 2015

Commencing at 11:00pm

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 27th November – 5pm to 8pm,
Saturday 28th November – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 3rd December – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

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Bedford Auction Centre

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

An 19th century Mughal two coloured jade spoon, the pale green bowl of scalloped form joined by a darker green shaft carved with ribs and terminating to form a peacocks head with ruby set eyes, l. 20.5 cm

Sold for £2550

A 20th century floor rug, the floral border surrounding a Persian townscape with inset figures and motifs, 276 x 173 cm

Sold for £1200

Dr Christopher Dresser for Hukin & Heath, a silver plated spirit kettle and stand, h. 20 cm, the base stamped 'Designed by Dr C. Dresser'

Sold for £3100

A dated London Delft drug jar, 1679

Sold for £4700

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

A late 19th/early 20th century Chinese bowl of slightly flared form decorated in coloured enamels with a court scene and having a plain celadon interior on a carved hardwood stand, d. 20 cm

Sold for £1850

A modern Moorcroft 'Mountain Kingdom' pattern vase of slender ovoid form, designed by Philip Gibson, Limited Edition 8/100, copyright date 2003, date mark 2004, h. 41.5 cm, boxed

Sold for £640

A George II Chippendale-type mahogany serving table, the blind fretwork frieze on four cluster-column legs, l. 124 cm, h. 86.5 cm

Sold for £2100

A Royal Doulton character jug 'The Cavalier' h. 14 cm

Sold for £660

A Regency rosewood and gilt metal mounted writing table

Sold for £4900