Rendells’ August sale was another typical Summer sale, reporting excellent viewing figures across the two preview days and good attendance on both days of the sale, with numerous new registered bidders. Furniture selling particularly well as the market continues to improve and over eighty five percent of Ceramic Lots sold at or above reserve. Our next Sale on 22nd and 23rd September will include Jewellery and Silver. With the bullion price for both Gold and Silver very high, we are now inviting entries for inclusion in that sale to take advantage of the increased demand. Solid gold coins and chains will be of particular interest, as will heavier silver salvers, cutlery, tea and coffee sets, goblets, tankards and boxes, etc.

Details of some of the better Lots in the sale follow. Bold text Lots are illustrated.

FURNITURE (including Outside Effects):

Lot 7: A pair of 5’ 11” concrete Solomonic twist columns with Corinthian capitals. Sold for £200. Lot 21: A pair of 6’ 7” Indian sandstone Corinthian columns. Sold for £400. Lot 137: A 6’ 6” pine tavern settle with panelled back, shaped sides and solid seat, set on block feet. Sold for £190. Lot 149: A 4’ 2” old Chinese extensively carved hardwood book cabinet with ornate pierced cornice featuring air dragons and flaming pearl, bamboo decorated panelled sides and shelves enclosed by a pair of glazed panel doors, set on a base with claw and ball feet. Sold for £560. Lot 150: A 19th Century inlaid pollard oak escritoire with single long blind frieze drawer, sprung slope enclosing a satinwood lined fully fitted and mirrored interior with an array of drawers and secret drawers, with two cupboard doors under and blind plinth drawer, the whole set on turned feet. Sold for £780. Lot 168: An antique Georgian style mahogany D-end extending dining table, with acanthus edge, two leaves, brass clips and lopers, set on moulded and chamfered square legs – 9’ 6” overall. Sold for £260. Lot 191: A modern oak framed salon style open armchair and matching footstool, with beige cotton upholstery, set on moulded cabriole legs. Sold for £250. Lot 244: A 4’ 6” polished oak side table by Howard & Sons, Berners St., London, with decorative moulding and two frieze drawers, set on arched supports and moulded uniting stretcher. Sold for £220. Lot 302: A 3’ 2” 19th Century iron bound silver chest with slightly domed top, flanking carrying handles and twin iron latches, set on roller casters. Sold for £160. Lot 304: A 12” late Georgian mother-of-pearl inlaid jewellery cabinet with stepped lift-top enclosing a tray fitted interior, over two doors enclosing drawers and fold-out writing slope, set on reeded bun feet – old receipt included. Sold for £290. Lot 309: A 5’ antique oak coffer with decorative triple arched panel front, set on standard ends. Sold for £200. Lot 316: A Chinese rosewood D-end extending dining table and set of ten dining chairs to match, with ornate mother-of-pearl decoration. Sold for £260 and Lot 335: A 4’ 9” mid 20th Century Turnidge beige button back upholstered curved cocktail bar unit with raised shelf to top and brass foot rail. Sold for £240. 


Lot 440: A 19th Century figured walnut cased bombe mantel clock with applied carved acanthus scroll decoration, the 7 ½” white dial with Roman numerals and marked for Weller, Littlehampton, with twin fusee eight day half strike and full repeat gong striking movement. Sold for £420. 


Lot 627: A 19th Century French glass melon cloche with knop to top. Sold for £150. Lot 649: An early 20th Century First Type O.B.E, hallmarked SG, London 1919, with faded civil ribbon and Garrard & Co. Ltd. fitted gilt embossed leather case. Sold for £110. Lot 657: A 1925 New Webley & Scott Mark II Target Model .177 air pistol, in original box. Sold for £140. Lot 666: A 1930’s SS Jaguar enamelled and chrome plated car badge. Sold for £280. Lot 695: A late 19th/early 20th Century walking stick with natural albatross beak handle. Sold for £120. Lot 698: An antique carved, part painted and polished wood wall mounted spill holder in the form of a bulldog’s head, with glass eyes and metal loops under. Sold for £250. Lot 701: An early 20th Century Karoo calabash gourd pipe with silver collar by William Harrison – sold with others collectable pipes on an amber glass pipe rack. Sold for £130. Lot 711: An antique Oriental carved ivory puzzle ball, on stand. Sold for £110. Lot 738: A tray fitted wooden case containing a collection of vintage Meccano including clockwork motor – sold with a box of further items. Sold for £120 and Lot 743: A 1930’s boxed Chad Valley Cunard jigsaw entitled R.M.S. Aquitania – large sectional view. Sold for £70. 


Lot 1038: A quantity of Denby Arabesque pattern dinner and teaware, including vegetable dishes, jugs and bowls, etc. Sold for £110. Lot 1053: A collection of sixteen early 20th Century apothecary jars including Tinct Scillae, TinAurant, Carmin Pulv., etc. – various sizes. Sold for £200. Lot 1058: A pair of ruby glass lustres. Sold for £100. Lot 1101: An antique cordial glass with air twist and gauze stem – sold with four custard cups, etc. Sold for £120. Lot 1145: A pair of 6” Victorian heavy clear glass bulbous vases with internal blue floral decoration, signed to base P. Pargeter. Sold for £120. Lot 1150: A 7 ½” early 18th Century green glass wine bottle with iridescent gold finish, applied collar below rim, rounded basal edge and deep unpolished pontil. Sold for £130 and Lot 1155: A 7” Whitefriars orange glass pyramid shaped bark pattern vase. Sold for £110.  


Lot 1211: An early 20th Century Art Nouveau pewter liqueur set by Hugh Levin of Kayserzinn, comprising jug, six tots and tray – stamped 4358. Sold for £95. Lot 1220: A pair of 19th Century cast iron andirons in the form of the Duke of Wellington. Sold for £90. Lot 1243: A pair of 7” gourd shaped cloisonné vases with floral decoration on turquoise ground. Sold for £100. Lot 1247: A 27” bronze figure of the goddess Fortuna, holding a cornucopia and stood atop her wheel – entitled La Fortuna – after Edouard Drouot. Sold for £750.

Lot 1249: An antique Dutch copper and brass doofpot (peat bucket). Sold for £200. 


Lot 1282: A 1930’s Birmingham Billiards “The W.A. Lamkin” cue and a Burwat “Champion” similar, both in tin cases. Sold for £130. Lot 1301: A collection of early 20th Century fishing items, including Malloch’s cased flies, Hardy vest case and 1923 Hardy Bros. invoice listing many of the included items. Sold for £170 and Lot 1310: A pair of stag antlers, set on an ornate shield shaped wall plaque with oak leaf and acorn decoration. Sold for £180.


Lot 1359: F.J. Widgery: A framed gouache depicting a view of the Cornish coast, with shipping on the horizon – 10” x 13 ¾”. Sold for £260. Lot 1371: William Russell Flint: a framed limited edition coloured print Jannaele and the Volume of Treasures, pub. Frost and Reed 1963, bearing FATG blind stamp – 14 ¾” x 22 ½”. Sold for £120. Lot 1406: M. Maous: a 19th Century oil painting on mahogany panel, depicting a group of fishermen in a smack off the coast in a swell, with other shipping beyond – signed – 8” x 15 ¾”. Sold for £420 and Lot 1414: a framed hand drawn watercolour study of the three masted sailing vessel “Dora”, with sail details under. Sold for £100.


Lot 1461: A burgundy stamp album containing 20th Century GB stamps including Edward VII £1 and modern £10 Britannia part sheet, etc. Sold for £140. Lot 1468: Three burgundy stamp albums with partial contents including GB and African Territories. Sold for £130 and Lot 1469: R. O. Lenkiewicz: a collection of ephemera relating to the artist, including gallery and personal photographs, signed 1997 book, retrospective brochure and booklet. Sold for £280.



 Lot 150: Sold £780


 Lot 304: Sold £290


Lot 440: Sold £420


 Lot 666: Sold £280


Lot 698: Sold £250


Lot 1145: Sold £120

Lot 1247: Sold £750


Lot 1249: Sold £200

Lot 1310: Sold £180

Lot 1406: Sold £420