Rendells’ October sale was based around three main house clearances and featured a good selection of antique and later furniture. It has been noticeable this year that the market for the once maligned “brown furniture” has continued to improve, this being reflected by the good attendance and bidding for the Lots on offer. While in the Collectables section a superb 1930’s Doll & Co. model steam engine plant attracted strong bidding finally selling for a hammer price of £700.


Our forthcoming auction on November 17th and 18th will included our last Jewellery and Silver sale of the year, providing a good opportunity to purchase a special gift at an affordable price. This popular section will feature everything from stand alone statement pieces, to mixed Lots of costume Jewellery. If you have any Jewellery or Silver items you would like to enter in this sale please contact the salerooms.


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


FURNITURE (including Outside Effects):


Lot 33: A 19th Century cast iron water pump with lion rampant over crown motif and registration number, complete with well trough. Sold for £260. Lot 48: A modern Franco Belge wood burning stove with green enamel decoration in the style of an antique Parisian studio heater. Sold for £430. Lot 146: A 5’ Victorian waxed pine dresser base with two short drawers and shelves enclosed by a pair of panelled cupboard doors, set on plinth base. Sold for £200. Lot 206: A 4’ 7” early 20th Century twin pedestal desk with remains of green baise inset top, three frieze drawers and six flanking drawers. Sold for £220. Lot 268: A 5’ 4” late Regency rosewood break-front side cabinet with applied gilt metal bosses, three central shelves and further shelves enclosed by a pair of flanking wire panelled cupboard doors, set on plinth base. Sold for £340. Lot 269: A 4’ 5 ½” 18th Century oak tavern settle with high multi panel back, moulded decoration and well worn armrests, solid seat and stretcher base with turned supports. Sold for £480. Lot 295: A 29” 19th Century burr walnut and inlaid vitrine with decorative gilt metal mounts and beading, velvet lined shelves enclosed by a glazed panel door, set on rounded bracket base. Sold for £500. Lot 305: An antique mahogany adjustable music table with ratchet slope, set on flanking standard ends with reeded feet, brass caps and casters. Sold for £210. Lot 315: A 19th Century Windsor comb back elbow chair with solid elm seat, set on ring turned supports. Sold for £350. Lot 329: A 3’ 8” diameter 19th Century rosewood and burr wood banded breakfast table, set on tapered pillar and trefoil base with acanthus band and reeded bun feet. Sold for £220 and Lot 340: A Victorian mahogany adjustable duet music table with opposing ratchet slopes, set on turned pillar and quatrefoil base with bun feet. Sold for £220.




Lot 470: An antique wooden cudgel with carved knop. Sold for £100. Lot 476: Two Type 90 and one Type 75 Anglepoise lamps. Sold for £100. Lot 582: A stuffed and mounted male bushbuck head. Sold for £200. Lot 587: An HMV gramophone Model 102 in green rexine finish – sold with a collection of needles and records. Sold for £130. Lot 598: A 1930’s Doll & Co. Horizontal Steam Engine No. 365/3, with twin cylinders, boiler and chimney stack, set on a base plate – English market. Sold for £700. Lot 615: A collection of George V silver Florins. Sold for £170. Lots 677 & 678: A 16” early 20th Century S.F.B.J. bisque headed doll model 3/0 and an 18 ½” continental doll, both with contemporary clothing. Sold for a combined £350. Lot 697: A vintage painted metal musical automaton of a scene with snowmen catching a snowball – plays Jingle Bells. Sold for £150 and Lot 712: A 1969 Prince of Wales investiture elbow chair in scarlet finish with gilt Prince of Wales feathers to bentwood back panel, with seat cover, set on square legs. Sold for £130.




Lot 1030: A 19th Century Wedgwood blue Jasperware style cheese dish and cover. Sold for £150. Lot 1105: A collection of Waterford crystal, comprising decanter, wines, sherries and liqueurs. Sold for £100. Lot 1135: A 12” diameter late 18th Century Cantonese charger with reserve panels depicting court scenes and butterflies, fish and scholarly symbols. Sold for £110. Lot 1154: An 11 ½” modern Moorcroft anemone pattern on blue ground double gourd vase, with diamond date mark. Sold for £100. Lot 1160: A 9 Ό” modern Moorcroft Juneberry pattern squat bottle vase by Anji Davenport, signed and dated 2000. Sold for £120. Lot 1177: A 16” early 20th Century William Moorcroft vase of waisted tapered form, with pomegranate pattern on olive green ground – marks to base – circa 1916-18. Sold for £500 and Lot 1187: A part suite of Stuart crystal glasses, including tumblers, wines, hocks, etc. Sold for £105.




Lot 1205: A pair of early 20th Century Page Dependence vehicle side lanterns with bull’s-eye lenses. Sold for £140.




Lot 1348: Harry Edmunds Crute: two small gilt framed oils on board, one depicting Fingle Bridge, the other Holne Bridge – 8 ½” X 11”. Sold for £100 and Lot 1417: A 19” Century Russian icon featuring St. Alexei holding infant before a celestial Madonna, painted on thick panel – 9 Ύ” X 7”. Sold for £220.




Lot 1448: A W.H. Smith maroon stock book containing a collection of Victorian stamps, including plate runs of 1 penny reds, 2 penny blues, SG166 1 penny stamps and other collectable stamps. Sold for £280. Lot 1483: A postcard album containing 192 local interest and other cards, including railway, topographic, social history and other examples. Sold for £430 and Lot 1522: A collection of ephemera relating to Ashburton, Devon, including sepia photographs of The Sun Inn, monochrome photographs of Empire Day 1919, East Street, West Street, Woodland Road and St. Lawrence Lane, individual properties and other views of the town. Sold for £160.



 Lot 33: Sold £260


 Lot 48: Sold £4300


Lot 269: Sold £480


 Lot 295: Sold £500


Lot 315: Sold £350


Lot 340: Sold £2200

Lot 582: Sold £200


Lot 598: Sold £700

Lot 678/677: Sold £350

Lot 1177: Sold £500