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Sale EX175: Antiques and Interiors

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Interiors Sale

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Regular Antiques and Interiors Auction of ceramics, glass, works of art, collectables, pictures and furniture held at our Okehampton Street salerooms in Exeter.

This auction has 736 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood start 2017 at full pace with an interesting variety of pieces on offer in their Antiques and Interiors Auction of Wednesday, 4th January 2017.

To start, there is a good example of an early 19th century piece of small exportware 'go to bed', which might readily be mistaken for a vesta holder. Such pieces are usually made from treen. The top holds one match which would last just long enough for you to climb the stairs and get into bed before it burnt out, hence the name. At a reasonable estimate of £50-£60, it is a good example to start a collection with.

Considering the roaring 20s it almost over 100 years ago, it's no wonder that Art Deco items have begun to increase in demand. The first major style of the 20th century looks as if it will be as popular in the 21st century judging by the Modernist style of this Art Deco table perfume bottle £50-£100.

As up to date and stylish as we like to think we sometimes are, it is certainly eye opening to see that many of the most popular pieces of ceramic, furniture and painting, actually date back to the early 20th century.

Likewise, the demand and values for original 1960s furniture has increased recently due to its compatibility to 21st century living. There are, of course, many buyers and collectors of the more traditional antiques like the Doulton figure of the Tunisian scholar by R Johnson, estimated at £80-£120, who will be just as eager to acquire such a piece for their own collection.

The viewing for the sale will be on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017 from 9:00am until 7:00pm with the sale on Wednesday, 4th January 2017.

There will be no view on the Bank Holiday Monday. Sales will return to their normal Tuesday dates thereafter.

Auction Viewing Notes

There will be no weekend viewing for this sale due to the New Year.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100