Special Items Sold


This cabinet was brought in to us by a local lady who had had it stored in her garage for a few years and thought it might be worth something.

It had been bought by her grandmother from a Dumfries saleroom sometime in the 1950’s she thinks and she remembers it in her grandmother’s house all her life. It was then passed down to her mother and then her. She says her grandmother had a good eye but otherwise knew nothing about the cabinet.

It was entered in to our Antique sale on 24th January with no reserve as an Arts and Crafts music cabinet and after vigorous bidding in the saleroom was bought by a trade buyer for £36,000. Some research shows that this cabinet was in fact designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a Mrs Pickering of Braxfield, Lanark in 1898.

There is a watercolour of this cabinet design in the Hunterian Art Gallery Collections,


We are a small country saleroom and it is nice to have the opportunity to sell something that would normally be expected to be sold by one of the larger salerooms in a bigger city and to be able to sell it so well.

bowl2 bowl1

Wedgwood bowl designed by Eric Ravilious

Details about him on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Ravilious

Sold for £2,500, 21st February

Click image to enlarge


Lalique Poissins bowl,

See http://rlalique.com/rene-lalique-poissons-bowl-7211

sold for £621 all-in

fishing2 fishing1

Hardy ‘Perfect’ Brass Faced 3 3/4″ Reel in Leather Case

Lot 457 in Sale on 21 March 2013

Sold for £1300