Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

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Friday 05 June 2020

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Due to the exceptional circumstances there will be no public viewing for this sale. All lots have been photographed and condition reports are available upon request.


The sale date advertised above is subject to change and dependent on the national situation. Please check our website frequently for further updates.

Please note this sale will be held live on the internet and attendance in person will not be allowed*. Subject to change

A range of Antique Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Silver, Books, Maps and Collectable Toys.

Auction Collection & Clearance Service Available

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.

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

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

We will be completing all requests for further information when our office re-opens on Tuesday 26th May

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.

Following the sale, collection is strictly by appointment between 9am and 5pm on Monday 8th-Friday 12th June. To make an appointment, please call 01234 266366 and confirm:

I. The invoice number,
II. Your client reference and surname

Entrance to the Auction Centre car park will only be permitted with an appointment. Upon arrival you will be directed where to park and wait in your vehicle. A porter will collect and place your purchases near to your vehicle and you will be responsible for loading.

Please note that our staff will be strictly adhering to social distancing rules during the collection (i.e. keeping a distance of at least two meters) and that customers will not be permitted to enter the Auction Centre.12

A 19th century adjustable mahogany folio stand, rest extends to w. 93 cm
Estimate £700 – £900

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The Auctioneers do not provide an in-house postage and packaging service.

For smaller items and international shipping we recommend Mailboxes Etc:
St Loyes House, 20 St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1ZL
Tel: 01234 305544

Purchasers are welcome to use their own couriers but they must give the auctioneers at least 24 hours’ notice prior to the collection.

For larger items, please contact the auctioneers on 01234 266366 and they can recommend local delivery drivers or national couriers.

Recent Highlights

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

Bedford Auction Centre

Victorian penny farthing large wheel diameter 128cm small wheel 46cm.

Sold for £1,300

A brass French horn by Paxman, the silvered plate inscribed 'Merewether System, Made in England, 10818, in a fitted case

Sold for £550

A silver four piece tea service of canted vase shaped form, maker K Ltd., Birmingham 1937, 70 ozs (4)

Sold for £970

An early 20th century Chinese silk embroidered robe together with a similar skirt

Sold for £1,600

A 19th century repeater carriage clock, the movement striking on a gong, the silvered dial with Arabic numerals surrounded by gilt metal spandrals, within a gilt and five-glass case, h. 15 cm (excl. handle)

Sold for £700

A 19th century mahogany, elm and brass bound campaign-type trunk of square form, the brass name plate inscribed 'Jo* Baker Esq. No. 5', w. 72 cm

Sold for £480

A gentleman's 18ct yellow gold 'Portuguese' chronograph automatic wristwatch by IWC (International Watch Company) the off-white dial with gold coloured Arabic numerals and two secondary dials on a brown faux crocodile skin leather strap, case d. 4 cm, serial no. 2790089, with box

Sold for £4,000

A collection of Georgian and later silver old English pattern tablespoons, various dates and makers, overall 166 ozs (qty)

Sold for £1,900

An 18th century oak, mahogany and strung chest of two short and three long graduated drawers on bracket feet, w. 93 cm

Sold for £950

After Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a bronze bust modelled as 'Buste de Femme' (Marie Therese), on a marble plinth, h. 49 cm

Sold for £700

A Scandinavian silver fruit bowl of circular form relief decorated with fruits on a hammered ground, h. 17 cm, 39 ozs

Sold for £500

A Victorian brass bedstead of Gothic design, w. 150 cm (interior), l. 203.5 (brackets)

Sold for £800

Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902),
cattle drinking at a stream,
signed and dated 1870,
oil on canvas,
59.5 x 90.5 cm

Sold for £3,200

A set of five Stanley Gibbons Great Britain stamp albums, 1840 onwards, including a Penny Black

Sold for £1,300

A 19th century and later mahogany chest-on-chest with an arrangement of nine graduated drawers, flanked by column pillasters, on ogee feet, w. 109 cm

Sold for £560

Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015), a pair of limited edition bronze and parcel gilt sculptures modelled as peacocks, 57/750 and 88/750, l. 37 cm

Sold for £460

A William & Mary walnut and crossbanded child's lowboy, the three drawers over a shaped apron, on turned supports joined by an X-stretcher, w. 66 cm

Sold for £1,300

A late 18th/early 19th century English cello, length of back 73 cm, together with a later case

Sold for £5,400

A 19th century adjustable mahogany folio stand, rest extends to w. 93 cm

Sold for £1,250

A group of forty-five enamelled Henley Rowing Club member's badges from the 1950's-1990's, together with eight Leander Club badges

Sold for £1,500