Whilst the internet is seen by many people as the be all and end all, it was buyers bidding in the traditional manner who were very much to the fore at this sale with one of our regular attendees from Bristol bidding the top price of the day of £8,000 for a 1926 Douglas motorcycle.

Consigned by an Ashburton vendor and sold to a local bidder attending the saleroom was a Liberty & Co. Arts & Crafts copper clad mirror which went for £520, but only after determined international internet bidding – So you never know where the top bidders are coming from!!

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


Lot 11: A set of four 3’ 4” concrete garden statues, each in the form of a putto sitting on top of a ball finial and playing different instruments. Sold for £480. Lot 101: A 36” 19th Century three part camphor wood campaign secretaire chest with flush brass handles, comprising two drawer top, fitted writing drawer, two short and two long drawers under, set on turned feet – some strapwork missing. Sold for £420. Lot 111: A 19th Century gilt framed wall mirror with decorative moulding, canted bevelled plate and flanking brackets to base – 7’ 3” x 4’ 9”. Sold for £650. Lot 114: A 3’ 5” antique walnut herringbone strung and cross banded chest on stand with three short and three long graduated drawers, shaped apron and heavy cabriole legs with pad feet. Sold for £320. Lot 146: A French walnut bedroom suite, comprising gentleman’s and lady’s wardrobes, marble topped washstand, pair of bedside cabinets and bedstead. Sold for £500. Lot 202: A 3’ 11” antique Dutch figured walnut veneered and cross banded bombe bureau with moulded top, six drawer fitted interior and three long graduated drawers under, set on slender swept feet. Sold for £820. Lot 235: A 35” 19th Century mahogany chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, set on bracket feet. Sold for £320. Lot 320: A 33” 20th Century Oriental Japanned, gilt decorated and inlaid two door cabinet with figures in island landscape decoration, applied brass strapwork hinges and escutcheon, set on an ornate giltwood stand. Sold for £880. Lot 331: A 6’ 5” antique French oak refectory table with bracketed top and single drawer, set on flanking twin turned supports and uniting stretcher. Sold for £420. Lot 342: A 12” antique twin compartment tea caddy with specimen wood parquetry inlay, two internal lidded pull-out containers and mixing bowl (a/f), set on reeded pommel feet. Sold for £580. Lot 343: A 5’ 10” Georgian style oak dresser with three deep drawers, set on chamfered legs. Sold for £400. Lot 346: A pair of 15” French bombe bedside chest with marble tops, herringbone veneers and floral marquetry, set on slender cabriole legs. Sold for £360. Lot 369: A 6’ antique oak bench with four panel back, open armrests and remains of locker seat. Sold for £260 and Lot 409: A 25” early 20th Century Liberty & Co. Arts & Crafts copper clad oval wall mirror with four green pottery “Ruskin” cabochons within studded mounts – bearing plaque to reverse. Sold for £520.


Lot 454: An early 20th Century German polished walnut cased table clock with decorative dial and Junghans eight day gong striking movement. Sold for £160. Lot 455: A small polished oak and glazed Maxant 93100 Montreuil barograph. Sold for £70 and Lot 477: A 19th Century inlaid mahogany longcase clock, the 12” painted arched dial with moving galleon scene to top and exotic painted figural spandrels and marked for Taylor …., with canted sides to trunk, vase motif to door and eight day four pillar bell striking movement – a/f – no weights. Sold for £2,200.


Lot 202. Sold £820.

Lot 342. Sold £580.


Lot 409. Sold £520.

Lot 477. Sold £2,200.

Lot 785. Sold £440.

Rendells Stonepark Sales Report For The Two Day Auction Held on 19th and 20th October 2017


Lot 555: A mid 20th Century Hardy’s #7 “The Palakona” 8’ 9” two section fly fishing rod. Sold for £200. Lot 613: A 1970’s fitted hard cased Yamaha SF-100 Super Flighter electric guitar – in need of renovation. Sold for £400. Lot 677: An antique Oriental high relief carved giltwood panel depicting a rural scene, with remains of mirror backing – 21” x 14”. Sold for £340. Lot 730: An early 20th Century walking stick with carved ivory grip in the form of an anthropomorphic dog with glass eyes. Sold for £150. Lot 763: A small wooden transit case containing a collection of eighty four early 20th Century photographic plate slides of New Zealand views. Sold for £220. Lot 785: Jacob Spornberg: a late 18th Century gilt framed Etruscan pottery profile portrait miniature plaque, depicting Mrs. Streemer Thomas – signed – Bath 1799. Sold for £440. Lot 786: A Second World War German Kriegsmarine sextant by C. Plath of Hamburg and numbered 5620, in original transit case with test certificate. Sold for £320. Lot 789: A box containing a large collection of antique and later spectacles, pince nez and others – various age and makers. Sold for £280 and Lot 795: A 19th Century tortoiseshell clad serpentine front twin compartment tea caddy with red velvet lined interior and ivory strung lids. Sold for £320.


Lot 1134: An extensive Royal Albert Silver Birch pattern tea and dinner service. Sold for £180. Lot 1145: A small collection of antique and later cordial glasses – various condition. Sold for £190. Lot 1216: A mid 20th Century porcelain model of a cockatoo perched on a hanging metal ring – a/f. Sold for £300. Lot 1230: A Victorian glass claret jug with silver flip-top set with a lion rampant holding a shield – London 1872, a green cased glass decanter with silver clad stopper and collar and two other decanters. Sold for £500. Lot 1259: A late 19th Century Vienna porcelain cabinet cup and saucer with painted scene depicting a maiden and Cupid within a gilt border, entitled Soll Ich. – painted beehive mark. Sold for £600 and Lot 1264: A pair of 14 ½” antique red flashed glass goblets with profuse Gothic decoration. Sold for £260.


Lot 1270: A 1926 Douglas EW 350cc fore-and-aft flat twin motorcycle – fully restored and with current V5C for registration number TX 1849. Sold for £8,000 and Lot 1276: A 1020’s Douglas EW frame, front forks and handlebars – sold with a tub of fork spares and current V5C for registration number NY 9936. Sold for £720.


Lot 1281: A harlequin set of seven antique and later graduated copper pans and lids with iron handles. Sold for £130. Lot 1293: A pair of Qing Dynasty brass cloisonnι stirrups with knot, bat and floral decoration. Sold for £260. Lot 1318: A 26” 19th Century Chinese brass ceremonial spearhead with symbolic fish motif. Sold for £240 and Lot 1368: A 10 ½” mid 19th Century French Egyptian Revival dore bronze sarcophagus shaped casket decorated with hieroglyphs, friezes and seated figures of pharaohs to corners, surmounted by a figure of a queen on a daybed – base marked A.B. Paris – one foot missing. Sold for £340.


Lot 1433: R. O. Lenkiewicz: a bleached wood framed ink portrait sketch on dark green paper, woman with arms folded – studio stamp – 10 ½” x 6 Ύ”. Sold for £180. Lot 1458: R. O. Lenkiewicz: a typical ebonised ribbed framed oil on canvas (under glass) portrait of Val Savage – signed – 23 Ό” x 19”. Sold for £480. Lot 1463: Thomas Rowden: a framed and slipped watercolour, depicting a scene with cattle resting on cliff tops – signed and dated 1896 – 7 Ό” x 19 Ύ”. Sold for £180. Lot 1521: R. O. Lenkiewicz: three unframed ink portrait sketches, comprising self portrait, “Mouse” and male figure – all with studio stamp. Sold for £340 and Lot 1542: Charles H. Passey: an ornate gilt framed oil on canvas, depicting harvesting in a cornfield – signed and inscribed verso – relined – 35 ½” x 27”. Sold for £300.


Lot 1583: A collection of early 20th Century and later monochrome and sepia postcards including early luge riding, Grand Tour, American and Egyptian examples. Sold for £120. Lot 1590: An album containing original 1920’s press photographs including football, sailing, cycling and other sports, agricultural activities, etc. – many with typed information and stamps verso. Sold for £400. Lot 1592: A small collection of early 20th Century postcards including First World War, Shipping, “Bonzo” and other animal examples. Sold for £140 and Lot 1619: A stamp album containing a collection of 20th Century GB and world stamps – sold with an album of first day covers. Sold for £220.


Lot 1230. Sold £500.

Lot 1259. Sold £600.


Lot 1270. Sold £8,000

Lot 1368. Sold £340.

Lot 1458. Sold for £480.