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A 19th century miniature portrait of Marie Antoinette

May 11th, 2018

Our second sale of the year was a great success with many lots achieving high prices. Lot 208, a portrait miniature of Marie Antoinette in her Galleon headpiece, estimated at £200-300, achieved a hammer price of £1,400 plus BP and was sold to an internet buyer.

Another one of our favourite lots was a pair of George III Paul Storr silver entree dishes which achieved a hammer price of £2,600 plus BP.



Fine quality Satsuma censer achieves exceptional price

March 9th, 2018

Fine quality Satsuma censer achieves exceptional price

Our first sale of the year was an enormous success with some exceptional prices being paid for the good quality and unusual items. One of the highlights was a beautifully decorated twin handled Satsuma censer and cover by Kinkozan, hand decorated with ceremonial scenes, chrysanthemums and geometric design. After fierce bidding between the telephone and internet, it eventually sold to a private buyer in the room for a staggering £4,500



“Oooooh Matron! Stop messing about!”

January 19th, 2018

We were delighted to receive a 1960s alarm clock once belonging to the late great comic Kenneth Williams. The alarm clock was bought by the current owner from a charity auction in the 1970s. The alarm clock is to be sold together with three letters from the comic, one stating how he was a ‘stickler for punctuality’, and how the clock had ‘got him to every early film call’. The clock and letters will be in our next auction on March 7th at Farleigh Court Golf Club.



Astonishing result for Jesse Ramsden sextant!

December 20th, 2017

The Jesse Ramsden sextant was bought in to one of our valuation days at Coolings Nursery in October. The client had discovered this in their attic when they moved into their house but had no idea what it was. Catherine explained what it was to the client, and noticed the Duke of Clarence plaque on the lid – however there was no provenance. The instrument was entered into our December auction and attracted worldwide interest. We were delighted when this rare instrument sold for £18,500 (plus premium)



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Valuations

We hold Valuation Days at our office located at Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley BR1 2PX every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

In addition, we hold regular valuation events at various locations during the year.

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Next Auction

Wednesday 25th July 2018, 10:30am

Current Timed Online Auction

Our online auction can be viewed at www.the-saleroom.com

Our Previous Auction

2nd May 2018
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Auction Venue

Farleigh Court, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR6 9PE
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Catalogue

A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed at www.the-saleroom.com

We also produce glossy printed catalogues. These are available to purchase at each auction and can be posted out on request.

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