Published 28th October 2013
There was a good selection of furniture and works of art in the sale in Honiton on 25th October 2013. This was part II of the Nye Furniture Collection. You may remember Part I (SF18) being sold earlier this year in July.
A super Art Deco walnut veneer half round fitted cocktail cabinet (SF19/1298) was keenly sought after. This unusual piece of furniture, its upper part with a mirrored back and enclosed by a pair of doors above and below, sold for £2,350.
Another Art Deco bird's eye maple twin tambour fronted cocktail cabinet (FS20/1297) sold for £2,000.
A useful, early 19th Century oak and mahogany crossbanded housekeepers cupboard (SF19/1234) was also in demand. The breakfront upper part with a moulded cornice, enclosed by three pairs of moulded panel doors between turned columns, the lower part with a central cupboard enclosed by a pair of moulded panel doors, flanked by three short drawers to either side. This useful piece sold for £2,300.
A good 19th Century Indian carved rosewood console table (SF19/1293) centred with a figure of a lion realised £1,900 and an unusual Victorian rosewood safe by S Mordan & Co (SF19/1278) went under the hammer for £1,400.
An unusual Victorian carved oak hall stand (FS20/1269) exceeded all expectations. The central pillar was surmounted by a stag's head and with twin shields below with ribbon tied musical trophy and boars' heads. It had a D-shaped umbrella stand base with metal liner. This quirky piece sold for £1,550.
Although this was a small select sale of furniture items, there were some good prices achieved on the day.