Rendells’ November sale was based around three main house clearances and featured a large selection of antique and later furniture, collectables and jewellery. The sale was very well viewed and attended, with furniture prices continuing to improve. The uncertainty surrounding the financial market and a weaker pound was reflected in the prices paid for solid silver and gold items as people look to “safe haven” investments for there money. Our last sale of the year on 14th and 15th December will include a small selection of Christmas Jewellery. You are cordially invited to join us for a mince pie or two and a last chance to pick up a special or unusual gift for a loved one. Next year will see Rendells offering an online bidding platform. Please contact the salerooms for details.

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

FURNITURE, including Outside Effects:

Lot 3: A 20” terracotta lidded rhubarb forcer – sold with an 18” similar stamped The Somerset Trading Co. Sold for £200. Lot 10: A pair of 27 ½” cast concrete garden statues of putti, one playing the tambourine, the other cymbals. Sold for £200. Lot 103: A 3’ 10” 19th Century panelled oak two part chest with three long drawers, gilt, mother-of-pearl and ebonised inset decoration, set on bun feet. Sold for £220. Lot 177: A 4’ 2” early 20th Century mahogany Sheraton style bow front display cabinet with dentil cornice and shelves enclosed by a pair of glazed panel doors, set on bracket feet. Sold for £360. Lot 208: An antique Windsor comb-back elbow chair with shaped solid elm seat, set on rustic turned legs – hard life. Sold for £200. Lot 215: A 5’ 2 ½” 19th Century French elm  Parisian baker’s table with quadruple plank top, central frieze drawer and flanking deep drawers, set on chamfered square supports and uniting stretcher. Sold for £390. Lot 228: A 36” late Georgian mahogany fold-over card table with double gated action, set on square tapered legs with spade feet. Sold for £210. Lot 316: A vintage polished oak four drawer filing cabinet with brass drawer furniture – bearing label for W. J. Southwood & Co., Exeter. Sold for £280. Lot 359: A 21” 19th Century rosewood pedestal table with rounded oblong top, decorative acanthus pillar and trefoil base with reeded bun feet. Sold for £230. Lot 408: A pair of leather upholstered tub elbow chairs with shaped backs, set on turned front legs and brass casters. Sold for £240. Lot 424: A 5’ 8” pitch pine two shelf open bookcase with central divider and moulded plinth base. Sold for £250. Lot 426: An early 19th Century mahogany part show frame lady’s parlour chair with carved acanthus and C-scroll decoration, button back upholstery and cabriole front legs with brass casters. Sold for £260. Lot 434: A late 19th Century mahogany and strung box framed armchair with blue and gilt repeat pattern tapestry upholstery, set on square tapered front legs and porcelain casters. Sold for £280 and Lot 449: A 3’ 4” old camphor wood chest with brass capped corners and flush handle, set on brown porcelain casters. Sold for £200.


Lot 513: A 3’ 10” polished oak cased “The Gledhill-Brook Time Recorder Ltd” clocking in clock – No. 54387. Sold for £100. Lot 553: A 1930’s oak longcase clock with brass spandrels to arched dial, glazed door and eight day chiming movement. Sold for £130 and Lot 554: A late Georgian mahogany, cross banded and strung longcase clock, the 13” diameter painted dial with subsidiary date and seconds dials, marked for John Booth, Aberdeen, with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £260.


Lot 741: An early 20th Century Samuel Trees & Co., Ltd. cowhide Gladstone bag with Cunard Line label – 27203. Sold for £110. Lot 751: An antique hooded doll’s cradle with replacement rockers. Sold for £170. Lots 753 and 754: Two large buildable plush models of reindeer, one white, the other spotted. Sold for a combined £280. Lot 783: A tin containing a collection of vintage pens and other items, including Parker, Swan, Todd & Co. and Williamson examples. Sold for £110. Lot 795: Three vintage tortoiseshell effect bakelite ear trumpets. Sold for £110. Lot 860: A 10 ½” high Black Forest carved wood comport in the form of a gnome holding a bowl – a/f – initialled FW. Sold for £170 and Lot 862: A 20 ½” 19th Century inlaid mahogany and boxwood strung cased Swiss music box playing six aires, by George Baker-Troll of Geneve. Sold for £240. 


Lot 1037: A large Wedgwood black basalt jasperware bowl – sold with a collection of trinket boxes, etc. Sold for £85. Lot 1044: A pair of 16 ½” diameter Belle Ιpoque majolica plaques by Clement Massier, Vallauris, decorated with a cherub and a fawn – one a/f. Sold for £80. Lot 1128: An antique cordial glass with flared rim over air twist and gauze stem, the wide foot with rough pontil – sold with three green bowled wine glasses. Sold for £120. Lot 1157: A 1980 Royal Crown Derby Imari pattern six place tea set, with sugar bowl and cream jug. Sold for £130 and Lot 1187: an antique Chinese blue and white footed bowl with late 18th Century Dutch clobbered decoration – sold with a later Oriental pattern bowl. Sold for £80.


Lot 1224: A bronze statue of Jason with the Golden Fleece, set on a marble plinth base – after Thorvaldson. Sold for £140. Lot 1225: A bronze statue of a 19th Century French Empire grenadier – rifle barrel a/f. Sold for £160. Lot 1242: A reproduction bronzed statue of an Art Deco style dancing lady with hoop, set on a marbled socle. Sold for £160 and Lot 1278: A finely modelled cast bronze toad with verdegris patination. Sold for £100.

SILVER including Silver Plate:

Lot 1330: A late Victorian silver plated pedestal epergne with cranberry flashed glass dish to top and three trumpet vases under, set on a decorative circular base with scroll terminals. Sold for £260. Lot 1359: A wooden four drawer canteen containing a collection of WMF and Martin 90 grade silver plated cutlery. Sold for £110. Lot 1378: An Edward Viner silver three piece tea set of semi-reeded design – Sheffield 1933. Sold for £260. Lot 1379: A small silver baluster tankard with ornate acanthus scroll handle – Thomas Phipps and Edward Robinson, London 1797. Sold for £150. Lot 1387: A silver photograph frame mount with engine turned decoration – to fit 14” x 9”. Sold for £120. Lot 1392: A 9” silver salver with cast shell and scroll rim, central engraved decoration and three ornate cast feet – Daniel & Charles Houle – London 1860. Sold for £210. Lot 1394: A pair of silver fronted photograph frames with polished wood easel backs – to take 5 Ό” x 3 Ό” – Birmingham 1927. Sold for £130. Lot 1418: A 15” silver deep dish with ornate cast and pierced floral scroll rim, bearing import  mark, stamped Sterling and numbered 2395. Sold for £390 and Lot 1430: A silver trinket box with embossed figures in a country house garden scene to lid and scroll band to sides – George Nathan & Ridley Hayes, Chester 1906. Sold for £150.


Lot 1451: An 18ct. gold wedding band – 6.7grms. Sold for £140. Lot 1473: A Credit Suisse 10 gram .999 gold ingot pendant – No. 005926. Sold for £250. Lot 1476: A 9ct. gold gate link bracelet (a/f) with heart shaped padlock and safety chain. Sold for £200. Lot 1485: A pale green jade bead necklace and matching bracelet. Sold for £260. Lot 1501: A cased pair of 18ct. gold cufflinks with engraved repeat pattern. Sold for £220. Lot 1504: An unmarked .333 German mesh link choker necklace. Sold for £280. Lot 1514: An 18ct. white gold princess cut diamond solitaire ring. Sold for £300. Lot 1527: An 18ct. gold ring, set with central emerald flanked by two diamonds. Sold for £1,600. Lot 1539: A marked platinum ring, set with large natural zircon solitaire. Sold for £200. Lot 1576: A Tessiers Ltd. boxed antique 2 ½” white metal stylised butterfly pattern brooch with drop shaped pendant section under, encrusted with old cut and rose diamonds – replacement yellow metal pin. Sold for £2,400. Lot 1580: A pair of 18ct. white gold circular ear-rings, with open set central diamond within a diamond encrusted border. Sold for £750. Lot 1581: A gold dress ring, set with large oval cabochon lapis lazuli panel within a twist border. Sold for £150 and Lot 1615: A Constantin Wray 14k lady’s wristwatch with small circular dial and bark effect bracelet. Sold for £300.


Lot 1651: F. J. Widgery: a framed and slipped gouache, depicting a view of Devon cliffs with bay beyond – 11” x 18”. Sold for £480. Lot 1655: A gilt framed early 19th Century oil on canvas entitled “Le Picnic”, depicting a group of figures by a river bank with windmill in distance – 10 ½” x 15 ½”. Sold for £140. Lot 1661: William Russell Flint: a framed limited edition print “ Chateau Neuf Sur Loire” – signed in pencil and bearing blind stamp CBD (1967). Sold for £110 and Lot 1696: A set of five Chinese black lacquered framed crystoleums, depicting court figures, the bodhisattva Guanyin, samuri and musician, by Xi Dian Industrial Arts-Factory, Ninhai – 21” x 15”. Sold for £440.


 Lot 426: Sold £260


 Lot 434: Sold £280


Lot 1330: Sold £260


 Lot 1378: Sold £260


Lot 1418: Sold £390


Lot 1527: Sold £1,600

Lot 1576: Sold £2,400


Lot 1580: Sold £750

Lot 1615: Sold £300

Lot 1651: Sold £480