Rendells’ November sale featured an eclectic mix of rare and desirable Lots across all sections of the sale, attracting telephone and commission bids from Chinese and European buyers. A stacking chair designed by Robin Day in 1951 for the Royal Festival Hall, although in terrible condition sold on the phone for £880. While a 19th Century oak cased bracket clock of architectural design, with twin fusee movement chiming on eight concentric bells sold in the room for £1,260. Ceramics, Collectables, Silver and Jewellery also reported excellent results. There were also strong prices paid for the better Furniture items on offer. Our last sale of the year will be held on 10th and 11th December and will include a good selection of antique Furniture and small selection of Christmas Jewellery. Please join us for a mince pie or two and some festive cheer! 

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


Lot 114: A 4’ 6” Victorian stripped pine two part dresser, with open plate rack over a base with two short drawers and panelled cupboard doors under. Sold for £260. Lot 139: A 3’ 9” Victorian mahogany two part linen press by J. Ridge of Croydon, with later adapted interior. Sold for £380. Lot 201: A late Victorian wing back day bed upholstered in modern old rose coloured draylon. Sold for £270. Lot 206: A 7’ 6” oak refectory set on heavy square standard ends and stretcher. Sold for £290. Lot 217: A 1951 Royal Festival Hall stacking chair, with bentwood structure on a painted metal frame, with upholstered back panel and seat. Sold for £880. Lot 234: A 3’ 10” mid 19th Century mahogany single wardrobe of rounded moulded design, with hanging space enclosed by a mirror panel door. Sold for £280. Lot 247: An early 20th Century Globe Wernicke oak five section elastic bookcase – some damage. Sold for £320. Lot 271: A 36” mid 20th Century golden oak and mixed wood haberdashery unit with sixteen glazed front drawers. Sold for £310. Lot 292: A 30 ½” 19th Century walnut pier cabinet with floral marquetry and bow motif. Sold for £270. Lot 313: A 3’ 8” antique oak coffer with decorative twin panel front. Sold for £240. Lot 315: An Oriental carved hardwood hall chair with ornate pierced splat back. Sold for £280. Lot 359: A 3’ 6” 19th Century satinwood strung writing table with green leather inset top and blind frieze drawer, set on flanking twin turned supports and splayed legs with white porcelain casters. Sold for £840 and Lot 365: A 34” 19th Century carved oak cabinet with pair of arched panel doors and decorative frieze, set on stand base with turned supports. Sold for £280.


Lot 420: A 19th Century oak cased bracket clock of architectural design with shell motif to cornice and flanking reeded column decoration, the brass and silvered dial with regulating dials, fretwork panelled sides and twin fusee eight day movement with large gong and Westminster chimes playing on eight concentric bells, some case timbers detached, but included. Sold for £1,260.


Lot 500: A large French patinated metal framed hall lantern of faceted design with scroll decoration and concave glass panels. Sold for £320. Lot 501: A 1920’s Empire style brass and hobnail glass pendant with figaro hanging chains and acorn terminal to base. Sold for £210. Lot 504: An antique Japanese hotoke dou breast and back plate in black lacquered finish, with plaited cord and antler toggles. Sold for £200. Lot 547: A late 19th Century male Coke’s hartebeest head mounted on a board bearing Rowland Ward Naturalist Ltd., “The Jungle”, 167 Piccadilly, London label. Sold for £310. Lot 563: Two boxes containing collectable vintage coopering tools. Sold for £160. Lot 576: A large 1930’s enamelled sign for Gyproc. Sold for £140. Lot 597: A length of vintage Chinese terracotta silk, decorated with repeat pattern Imperial dragon in gold thread and clouds. Sold for £950. Lot 606: A woollen poncho style jacket with multi-coloured stripe pattern, by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, under Ko and Co. Sold for £180. Lot 613: An enamelled sign for Spratt’s Chicken Meal. Sold for £130. Lot 679: A French Empire period fan with painted Roman ruins decorated reserve panels and bow swags, with ornate pierced sticks – sold with three others in poor condition. Sold for £980. Lot 693: A 19th Century child’s percussion sporting gun with 18” barrel, brass trigger guard and butt plate. Sold for £170 and Lot 741: A lidded two section caddy made from a coco de mer shell. Sold for £180.


Lot 1012: A Carltonware Rouge Royale two handled bowl, Widecombe Fair musical tankard and Oriental style teapot, etc. Sold for £210. Lot 1039: A 22” Chinese oxblood coloured glazed baluster vase on wooden stand – rim restored. Sold for £150. Lot 1130: A pair of 5 ½” Lalique pedestal bowls with band of high relief perching finches decoration, set on square bases – marked Lalique, France. Sold for £300. Lot 1142: A pair of 10” famille vert baluster vases with flared rims – sold with a pair of tea bowls and saucers with similar decoration. Sold for £360. Lot 1153: A pair of 12” late 19th Century bulbous glass vases with hand painted floral spray decoration – one restored. Sold for £210 and Lot 1168: An 18th/19th Century Kutahya / Armenian Potters eight tile panel with numerous birds perching in a vine growing from a large bulbous vase with flanking peacocks, set in a typical intertwined border, set in the top of an oak side table – Damage. Sold for £600.


Lot 1248: A 21 ½” diameter Victorian wash copper with riveted seams. Sold for £100. Lot 1251: An 8 ½” 1930’s cold painted aluminium figure of a Ballet Ruse style female dancer, set on a soapstone base – damage to lower leg. Sold for £110. Lot 1252: An early 20th Century Chinese Swatow pewter hexagonal tea caddy with character and bamboo decoration, by Kut Hing. Sold for £200 and Lot 1254: An Art Deco cold painted spelter table lamp in the form of an Arabian man on patterned prayer mat, with Koran, slippers and faceted column. Sold for £100.


Lot 1349: A set of six silver fiddle pattern desert spoons – London 1883 – sold with a set of forks to match – 1884. Sold for £160. Lot 1368: A Liberty & Co. silver vesta case with Archibald Knox design enamelled decoration – Birmingham 1904. Sold for £460. Lot 1387: A Georgian silver topped cut glass condiment set on a silver boat shaped stand – London 1789 – sold with a silver bon-bon dish – Birmingham 1938. Sold for £320. Lot 1394: A silver coffee pot in the antique style – London 1985. Sold for £200. Lot 1407 A 10” early 20th Century silver oval trinket box with hinged tortoiseshell lid, the fitted interior with part set of manicure items – Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., London. Sold for £230 and Lot 1417: A collection of Victorian and late Georgian silver fiddle pattern dinner and desert forks – all London, various makers and condition. Sold for £280.


Lot 1449: An 18ct. gold oblong old cut diamond solitaire ring. Sold for £600. Lot 1450: A 9ct. gold charm bracelet, set with numerous 9ct. and yellow metal charms. Sold for £520. Lot 1494: A fancy gate-link bracelet with end link and heart shaped padlock marked “15”. Sold for £320. Lot 1496: A boxed diamond encrusted crescent brooch. Sold for £360. Lot 1512: An 18ct. gold ring set with central teardrop shaped blue sapphire, within a twelve stone diamond border – with receipt. Sold for £850. Lot 1542: A pair of 18ct. white gold mounted diamond solitaire stud ear-rings – 2ct. total. Sold for £2,600. Lot 1544: A platinum diamond solitaire ring – 1.92ct. Sold for £4,500 and Lot 1547: An 18ct. white gold ring set with central oval emerald, flanking baguette diamonds and diamond border. Sold for £680.


Lot 1649: Banks: a large box framed watercolour, depicting a memorial to Clemens XIII Pont Max in Rome, Piazza del Campidoglio – 3’ 1” X 26”. Sold for £240. Lot 1669: A pair of antique Chinese carved hardwood picture frames, containing damage rice paper paintings of butterflies. Sold for £140. Lot 1701: M. J. Whitehead: oil on Delabole slate entitled “Wrecking of the Indiaman Jessie Logan, Boscastle, 16 Jan 1843, signed and dated 1978. Sold for £145 and Lot 1743: David Remfrey: a mixed media drawing on paper, inscribed “They don’t make them like they used to” and dated 5.6.71 – sold with a copy of 1992 insurance valuation. Sold for £300.


 Lot 217: Sold £880


 Lot 359: Sold £840

Lot 420: Sold £1,260


 Lot 583: Sold £200


Lot 597: Sold £950


Lot 679: Sold £980

Lot 1142: Sold £360

Lot 1250: Sold £1,100

Lot 1542: Sold £2,600

Lot 1544: Sold £4,500