Rendells established in 1816 and now entering their third Century of business, are now offering an online bidding facility via The January sale was the first online with just over 23% of the lots being sold to the internet and 464 approved registered online bidders. The auctioneers were able to maintain a good speed of selling which was much appreciated by the large contingent of regular attendees who enjoy the cut and thrust of auctions.

Principal prices paid for some of the better Lots in the sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.


Lot 145: A 7’ Victorian figured mahogany side-by-side linen press with five slides enclosed by a pair of arched panel doors, with ten flanking drawers, set on break front plinth base. Sold for £420. Lot 167: A 3’ 3” late Georgian oak chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, set on slender bracket feet. Sold for £220. Lot 207: A 3’ 3” early 18th Century polished oak two part chest with dentil moulding and single long drawer over three long drawers, set on simple block feet (pillars missing). Sold for £480. Lot 232: A large quantity of late 1960’s teak effect Ladderax, comprising fall front compartments, drawer unit, numerous shelves and nine painted metal uprights (with cross members). Sold for £700. Lot 243: A 4’ 2” early 20th Century Angus of London stained oak roll-top desk with tambour enclosing fitted interior, over blind frieze drawer and flanking pedestal drawers. Sold for £340. Lot 252: A 3’ 6” early Victorian mahogany secretaire bookcase with adjustable shelves enclosed by a glazed top, over fully fitted writing drawer and pair of panelled cupboard doors under. Sold for £320. Lot 300: A 28 ½” late Georgian stained oak side cabinet with three scalloped shelves enclosed by a fielded panel door, set on plinth base. Sold for £300. Lot 305: A 9’ 10” early Victorian mahogany D-end dining table with five leaves, set on massive fluted half columns with heavy lion paw feet and casters, with stowed central leg support. Sold for £360. Lot 327: A late Victorian oak and metal bound three bottle gaming tantalus with mirrored back, twin folding compartment to front and secret drawer under containing two silver plated mounted cribbage boards. Sold for £220 and Lot 360: A late Victorian iron and oak coat and stick stand with ring turned central pillar and rounded square drip tray base, set on pommel feet. Sold for £300.


Lot 403: An early 20th Century ornate walnut cased mantle clock of architectural design with turned finials, arched brass dial and HAC fourteen day gong striking movement. Sold for £190. Lot 405: An Art Nouveau inlaid walnut cased dome top table clock with flanking handles, fretwork sides and arched dial, with Junghans eight day chiming movement. Sold for £170. Lot 416: A German Kriegsmarine bulkhead barometer – No.3447, with later painted finish. Sold for £110. Lot 423: An antique stained oak longcase clock with 18th Century 11” square dial marked for Thomas Sillito, Utoxeter and associated thirty hour movement. Sold for £130.


Lot 482: A Victorian table oil lamp with brass Corinthian column, glass reservoir and frilled clear and yellow glass shade. Sold for £115. Lot 518: A box framed collection of British and European butterflies. Sold for £130. Lot 549: A Nikon D90 18-105 VR camera outfit, comprising everything bar the rapid battery charger. Sold for £160. Lot 566: A modern Irvin Aviation Leathercraft sheepskin flying jacket. Sold for £300. Lot 570: An antique stuffed and mounted stag’s head. Sold for £150. Lot 573: A late Regency ornate wooden shoe shine box with wooden last to top, inlaid compass points, the front with embossed metal decoration featuring Stephenson’s Rocket. Sold for £600. Lot 586: A photographic portrait of Queen Mary set in a gilt brass frame surmounted by a small crown – signed in pen and dated 1924. Sold for £220. Lot 626: A miniature sword with brass hilt, turned Solomonic ivory grip, decorative acid etched blade – 12” to ricasso, in metal scabbard retained by a press-stud. Sold for £750. Lot 677: Twenty-two Victorian Half Crowns – various age and condition. Sold for £200. Lot 691: A late 19th Century novelty sewing stand in the form of a bisque headed seamstress doll holding basket pin cushion, attached tape measure and other related items, under glass dome. Sold for £320. Lot 697: An antique Bulgarian/Turkish Boyliyan flintlock musket with miquelet lock and semi-circular hammer. Sold for £240 and Lot 703: An 18” late 19th Century Francois Gaultier French fashion doll with bisque head and shoulder plate on all leather stitched body. Sold for £850.


Lot 1008: A 16” diameter antique Oriental charger with fish and flowers on yellow ground with green border. Sold for £150. Lot 1032: A 10 ½” 19th Century Sunderland lustre jug with 1839 dated poem and sailing ship decoration – a/f. Sold for £110. Lot 1036: A Shimazu Satsuma tea set with applied dragon decoration and Immortals with all over gilt finish. Sold for £90. Lot 1092: A Royal Albert Old Country Roses pattern six place tea set – sold with a Bavarian coffee set. Sold for £95. Lot 1128: A ceramic figure of Shakespeare – sold with figure of a Georgian gentleman sat with a book. Sold for £110 and Lot 1173: A quantity of stemmed wine glasses, part lemonade set and sundae glasses. Sold for £100.


Lot 1196: An 18 ½” Art Deco style bronzed figure of a dancing flapper, set on a red marble base. Sold for £120. Lot 1201: An antique double goffering iron on turned pillar and brass tripod base. Sold for £240. Lot 1212: A 16 ½” 19th Century miniature tin stylised suit of 15th Century armour, set on plinth base with embossed English heraldic plaques. Sold for £200. Lot 1237: A pair of large cast iron horse heads on plinth bases. Sold for £150. Lot 1238: A Victorian cast iron umbrella stand with ornate pierced decoration and original drip tray (one handle missing). Sold for £100 and Lot 1249: A pair of 1896 Russian enamelled beakers commemorating the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II (chips). Sold for £110.


Lot 1358: Two 1970’s silver Georgian style baluster tankards in two sizes, both with cast scroll handles – Birmingham and Sheffield. Sold for £295. Lot 1388: A pair of  10 Ό” Cartier sterling silver candlesticks with reeded tapered stems and loaded circular bases. Sold for £220. Lot 1400: A late 19th Century Anglo Indian white metal spherical teapot with elephant pattern knop to lid, similar cream jug and sugar bowl stamped DC 90 – sold with an Anglo Indian cake basket with pierced and embossed Hindu deity decoration. Sold for £500 and Lot 1405: A cased set of six Crown Staffordshire coffee cans and saucers with gilt decoration on canary yellow ground, complete with six silver ornate cup holders and six teaspoons by William Comyns & Sons. Sold for £220.


Lot 1460: A pair of gold diamond stud ear-rings – approx 0.5ct TDW. Sold for £500. Lot 1467: An ornate platinum dress ring, set with large central aquamarine with opposing rows of diamonds within a black onyx border, the triangular shoulders similarly set. Sold for £2,000. Lot 1474: A platinum ring set with large central natural sapphire within duel concentric bands of brilliant cut diamonds, the shoulders also extensively diamond encrusted – GCS certificate for the sapphire included. Sold for £6,500. Lot 1506: A 1930’s platinum ring, set with central emerald within a diamond encrusted border. Sold for £650. Lot 1513: An 18ct. gold ring, set with central sapphire within an eight stone diamond border. Sold for £800. Lot 1520: An unmarked white metal diamond solitaire ring – approx 1.74ct. – complete with 2002 valuation certificate. Sold for £3,200. Lot 1535: A yellow metal bar brooch, set with row of twelve old cut diamonds. Sold for £1,000 and Lot 1553: A steel cased Cartier tank watch with brushed and polished link bracelet and automatic movement – with presentation box, no papers. Sold for £1,400.


Lot 1591: Frederick J. Widgery: a gilt framed mixed media depicting a view of Cloutsham Common, Exmoor – 10 Ό” x 14”. Sold for £300. Lot 1630: Frederick J. Widgery: a gilt framed gouache moorland landscape looking towards the Bristol Channel – inscribed – 10 Ό” x 14 Ό”. Sold for £460. Lot 1642: Joseph Thors (attrib): an ornate gilt framed oil on canvas, depicting a waterside farmhouse with figure – 7 ½” x 11 ½”. Sold for £300. Lot 1644: After J.F. Herring: an ornate gilt framed oil on panel, depicting a farmyard scene – bears a signature – 7 ½” x 11 ½”. Sold for £400 and Lot 1696: Augustus John: a gilt framed oil sketch on canvas textured paper, portrait of Gwendoline Gertrude Getgood – 7 ½” x 6 ½” – Provenance: the portrait is of the vendor’s grandmother and was painted by John when the families met on Hayling Island in the 1920’s. Sold for £9,000.


 Lot 252: Sold £320


 Lot 566: Sold £300


Lot 573: Sold £600


 Lot 703: Sold £850


Lot 1400: Sold £500


Lot 1467: Sold £2,000


Lot 1474: Sold £6,500


Lot 1520: Sold £3,200

Lot 1553: Sold £1,400

Lot 1696: Sold £9,000