Rendells’ June sale featured a selection of Chinese and other Oriental Lots in various sections. With several Chinese buyers in the room and telephone interest a fine Chinese table screen with signed famille vert panel and fretwork stand sold in the room for a hammer price of £4,800, as did the “life size” Chinese enamelled and cloisonné horses selling for £8,600. In Metalware a mixed Lot of miner’s lamps attracted bids from colliery item collectors, selling to the phone for £1,900, an excellent price taking into account their condition and when you consider that so many of these original safety lamps were simply thrown down mine shafts or weighed in for the scrap metal during the decline of the industry, one wonders how many of these are still out there in private homes with owners not realising their true value.

Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.


Lot 103: A 9’ 3” (overall) Gothic style painted pine triple section break front wall unit, with moulded cornice, pierced decoration and panelled sides, each section with open shelves over a base enclosed by arched panel doors. Sold for £740. Lot 116: A 3’ 7” giltwood framed scroll end open back two seater bench, upholstered in green striped and floral material, set on carved swept legs with claw and ball terminals. Sold for £320. Lot 179: A 6’ oak triple plank and bracketed thick topped refectory dining table, set on twin flanking turned pillars and uniting stretchers – reclaimed timber. Sold for £680. Lot 219: A 4’ 6” 19th Century pine Cornish dresser with moulded cornice, two shelf open plate rack, set on a base with two short and two long graduated drawers. Sold for £330. Lot 220: A 19th Century mahogany extending dining table with two leaves and winder, set on six massive turned and reeded legs with porcelain casters – 10’ overall. Sold for £1,400. Lot 230: A 6’ 6” French rustic part painted farmhouse bench with shaped back rail and slats, polished wood locker seat and simple square legs. Sold for £300. Lot 276: A set of eight antique elm spindle back chairs of provincial design with solid seat panels, large turned stretchers to front and simple turned legs with stylised pad feet. Sold for £550. Lot 291: An 18” antique Chinese hardwood framed table screen, set with a famille vert porcelain panel depicting flowering branches, bearing black character writing and red seal stamp, set on an ornate pierced base with scrolls and shaped standard ends. Sold for £4,800. Lot 296: A 33” 19th Century satinwood drop-leaf table with painted garlands of flowers, harebell and vase decoration, curved frieze drawer and slender turned supports with acanthus capitals and bow shaped cross stretcher. Sold for £380 and Lot 321: A 5’ 4” 1930’s Art Deco figured walnut veneered draw-leaf dining table, set on curved standard supports – sold with a set of four dining to match with upholstered scalloped backs and drop-in seats. Sold for £820.


Lot 366: A 15” diameter 19th Century mahogany cased dial wall timepiece with brass bezel and painted dial marked for Barnsdale, 18 Brunswick Place, London, with single fusee eight day movement. Sold for £220. Lot 372: A brass and bevelled glass cased carriage clock of serpentine outline with circular dial, Arabic numerals and eight day half striking on gong movement. Sold for £160. Lot 375: A mid 19th Century French ornate gilt spelter cased salon clock with decorative dial and Japy Freres eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £150. Lot 389: An Edwardian inlaid mahogany cased mantel clock with dome top, visible anchor escapement and eight day bell striking movement No.4672. Sold for £250. Lot 391: A 19th Century mahogany and ebony strung cased dome top bracket clock with pierced brass sides and dial marked John Collett, London, with twin fusee eight day movement striking on large bell. Sold for £520.


Lot 475: An antique stuffed and mounted chousingha (four horned antelope) head, set on a shield shaped wall plaque. Sold for £320. Lot 480: Edgar George Papworth: a 22” Victorian marble statue of a young boy holding a seashell to his ear, signed and dated 1870. Sold for £2,100. Lot 558: A 1944 RAF flying jacket with chain hanger, dated label, Dot zips and half belt. Sold for £330. Lot 561: A pair of life size 20th Century Chinese iron red enamelled brass Steppe horses, with cloisonné tack, saddle and saddlecloth featuring dragons, flaming pearl, herons on rocks and multicoloured bat and cloud border, raised hoof set on carved hardwood supports – 4’ 3” to shoulder, 5’ 2” long. Sold for £8,600. Lot 573: An album of Great British, Scottish and foreign banknotes, including Clydesdale Bank notes, many uncirculated – some consecutive runs. Sold for £280.  Lot 608: A metal box containing Eastman Panchromatic 5” X 7” film negatives of the City of London circa 1935, Glastonbury, Salisbury, York, etc. Sold for £260. Lot 611: A 7 ½” 19th Century tortoiseshell clad sarcophagus shaped twin compartment tea caddy with two internal lids, set on squat bun feet. Sold for £380 and Lot 643: A 13” early/mid 20th Century Steiff teddy bear with hump back, long arms and re-patched paws – nose with glued repair. Sold for £250.


Lot 1094: A pair of 10” Clarice Cliff Bizarre crocus pattern bulbous Isis vases. Sold for £680. Lot 1121: A 9 ½” Aller Vale yellow glazed winking cat – sold with two 5 ½” similar. Sold for £100. Lot 1131: An early 20th Century Royal Doulton figure Negligee HN 1273, designed by L. Harradine. Sold for £400 and Lot 1135: An antique Chinese rice bowl with enamelled kingfisher and text border to rim – sold with a blue and white similar with court scene decoration. Sold for £800.


Lot 1188: A late 19th Century W.E. Teale & Co., Manchester, Patented Colliery Lamp – sold with a Davy lamp and another with heat shield. Sold for £1,900. Lot 1217: A pair of brass shell pattern candle wall lights – bearing Registration diamonds for 1879. Sold for £220. Lot 1225: Julius Schmidt-Felling: a gilt bronze and ivory faced figure entitled Fisher Boy, a boy wearing oilskins with remains of pipe in his mouth, set on a black slate pedestal base – signed. Sold for £480 and Lot 1232: A pair of 9 ½” late 19th Century French Sevres vases with champleve enamel stems and necks, each with painted reserve panel depicting putti – signed C. Rochette. Sold for £380.


Lot 1277: A Victorian maple framed needlework and appliqué picture with painted detail, depicting a rural pond with numerous birds, animals, toadstools and flowering plants. Sold for £100. Lot 1317: Matthaus Merian (1593-1650): a set of six framed hand coloured copper engravings dated 1646 – sold with another. Sold for £180 and Lot 1333: An ornate gilt gesso framed oil on canvas depicting a child seated on a dresser – signed SH and dated 1900 – 3’ 11” x 27 ½” – re-lined. Sold for £400.


Lot 1372: Walt Disney: autograph on clipped paper stuck onto another sheet, contained within an early/mid 20th Century family autograph album, another and miniature series “Burns Treasury”. Sold for £410.



 Lot 291: Sold £4,800


 Lot 391: Sold £520


Lot 480: Sold £2,100


 Lot 558: Sold £330


Lot 561: Sold £8,600


Lot 611: Sold £380

Lot 1094: Sold £680


Lot 1135: Sold £800

Lot 1188: Sold £1,900

Lot 1372: Sold £410