Sale FS18; Lot: 0856: By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an arched mirrored door, flanked by two panelled doors each inset with a tile picture depicting a peacock, an arrangement of six drawers below and on bracket feet, 180cm (5ft 11in) wide, 216cm (7ft 1in) high, the brass locks all impressed S & P B, the tiles marked Flaxman on the reverse.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0856
Estimate: £1,500-£2,000
Realised: £4,900
By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an ...

Sale FS18; Lot: 0171: Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 660ft = 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' wristwatch, the black dial with luminescent markers, red 'Submariner', 'Mercedes' hands, centre seconds and magnified date aperture, the case numbered 3302008, design no 1680, together with certificate guarantee dated 23/12/75, booklet and translation, in fitted Rolex case.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0171
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £6,100
Rolex. A gentleman's stainless steel 'Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 660ft = 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' wristwatch, the black dial with luminescent markers, red 'Submariner', 'Mercedes' hands, centre seconds and ...

Sale FS17; Lot: 0484: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Bishop asleep on Red Chair signed bottom left oil on canvas 60 x 39.5cm.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0484
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £7,600
Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - The Bishop asleep on Red Chair signed bottom left oil on canvas 60 x 39.5cm.

Fine Sale Review

The star lot of the entire sale was a Cotswold School walnut secretaire cabinet
        (FS24/868) produced by Peter Waals (1870-1937), fetching £34,000.

Rachel Littlewood reviews the star lots that went under the hammer in the Autumn 2014 Fine Sale in the South West of England Auction Complex in Exeter over a two day period. The highest price was for the Peter Waals (1870-1937) Secretaire Cabinet realising £34,000.

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The Elderberry Gatherers (FS24/292) by Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899) sold in Exeter
        for £11,000 during the Autumn 2014 Fine Art Sale. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, reviews the fine pictures sold in the Autumn 2014 Fine Sale at the end of October 2014, noting the trend away from Victorian pictures towards 20th Century British Art, particularly art from the Post War period.
A pair of dragons amongst clouds competing for a pearl. Nic Saintey, Head of the Ceramics and Glass Department, wonders why the dragon is such a popular motif on Chinese porcelain.
A 'High Society' 1960s Swivel Armchair After the Design by Peter Cutts (FS24/861). Brian Goodison-Blanks reflects on whether antiques have a place in the brave new world and observes how some traditional staples of the saleroom have declined and been surplanted by mid-20th century space age design.
A CH Brannam Barnstaple pottery candlestick after a Cantagalli original. Nic Saintey discusses the artistic influences of the Barnstaple Potteries and another case of artistic plagiarism.
A Watcombe terracotta bust of Alexandra Princess of Wales. Nic Saintey discusses an enigmatic piece of Torquay Pottery depicting Alexandra, Princess of Wales (who was the longest serving Princess of Wales). Was it a pretentious start for a provincial pottery or a risky strategy by a fledgling business?
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