Works of Art and Clocks
Martin McIlroy heads this large and diverse department. Consultants and assistant
cataloguers also provide invaluable input and Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are
well known in the Fine Art world for offering accurately catalogued and desirable
objects, which are fresh to market.
The variety of items that come under the heading Works of Art grows annually:
there is Engineering and Scientific, Tapestry and Stumpwork, fans, needlework samplers,
Chinese metalwares, ivories and jades, Japanese metal wares and ivories, Ethnic
art, Antiquities, Objet de vertu, Architectural works of art, barometers, lighting
– the list verges upon the infinite.
The department is also responsible for clocks, which are overseen by our Clock Consultant
Leigh Extence. He meticulously values, researches and catalogues the clocks within
the Quarterly Fine Art Sales and is regularly on hand to inspect carriage clocks,
mantel clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks and longcase clocks that you may be thinking
The Works of Art and Clocks Department contributes an extensive section within the
four Fine Art Sales each year, in addition to offering many lots in the weekly auctions
in both Exeter and Honiton.
If you have an item you believe to be valuable, you can take advantage of our 'free
verbal advice' service either at home or by bringing the articles to one of our
salerooms. We can find byers for even the most obscure articles and whatever you
wish to sell, Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood can help you present it to discerning
Works of Art Categories