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Review of the Final Sale at Honiton

The final sale to be held at our Honiton salerooms before the business is moved into our recently extended South West of England auction complex in Exeter was a roaring success. The auction included the Castle Hill Attic Sale, which proved exciting, as did the presence of Bargain Hunt and its presenter Tim Wonnacott.

Tim Wonnacott of the BBC's Bargain Hunt series shares a joke with Brian Goodison-Blanks during filming of a recent episode
        at our Honiton salerooms.

Tim Wonnacott of the BBC's Bargain Hunt series shares a joke with Brian Goodison-Blanks during filming of a recent episode at our Honiton salerooms.

The final sale to be held at our Dowell Street auction rooms in Honiton promised to include some exciting finds and it did not disappoint. The inclusion of the Castle Hill Attic Sale and the presence of Bargain Hunt all contributed to making it a fun packed day.

Chris Hampton, Managing Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, took to the rostrum to sell the Castle Hill Attic Sale items amongst which there were some very good prices achieved.

The top lot from the Castle Hill Attic Sale was a set of six George III carved mahaogany dining chairs in the Chippendale taste (HO81/95), which attracted a winning bid
        of £4,000.

The top lot from the Castle Hill Attic Sale was a set of six George III carved mahaogany dining chairs in the Chippendale taste (HO81/95), which attracted a winning bid of £4,000.

The top lot of the day was for a set of six carved mahogany dining chairs in the Chippendale taste (HO81/95), which sold for £4,000. Another item from the Castle Hill Attic Sale which exceeded all expectations was the central gilt metal column from a chandelier (HO81/50) which created a great deal of interest. With wrythen urn and acanthus scroll ornament, a pair of gilt metal twin branch wall appliqué with drapery hung urn and Chinese mask and husk garland, this unusual piece sold for £3,600.

This central gilt metal column from a chandelier that came from Castle Hill (HO81/50), the historical home of The Earl and Countess
        of Arran, surpassed all expectations to achieve £3,600.

This central gilt metal column from a chandelier that came from Castle Hill (HO81/50), the historical home of The Earl and Countess of Arran, surpassed all expectations to achieve £3,600.

In the ceramic section of the Castle Hill Attic Sale, the highlight was a Dagoty Paris porcelain cabinet plate (HO81/17), finely painted with a scene from the Italian campaign of the Napoleonic Wars commemorating the taking of the bridge over the Marezal at Karako. This again exceeded expectations to go under the hammer for £2,000.

The ceramics highlight in the Castle Hill Attic Sale was without doubt this Dagoty
        Paris porcelain cabinet plate (HO81/17), which realised £2,000.

The ceramics highlight in the Castle Hill Attic Sale was without doubt this Dagoty Paris porcelain cabinet plate (HO81/17), which realised £2,000.

Brian Goodison-Blanks, who had been involved with the filming with Tim Wonnacott for BBC Bargain Hunt then took to the rostrum to sell the Bargain Hunt lots and the many other lots on offer.

A 19th Century French Brass and Champleve Enamel Clock Garniture (HO81/362), which was sold as part of the
        regular antiques and collectables auction, sold for £600.

A 19th Century French Brass and Champleve Enamel Clock Garniture (HO81/362), which was sold as part of the regular antiques and collectables auction, sold for £600.

Highlights of this section of the sale included a 19th Century tortoiseshell brise fan (HO81/355) which sold for £820 and a 19th Century French brass and champlevé enamel clock garniture (HO81/362) which realised £600.

The sale was extremely well attended and the trays of mince pies on offer were soon to disappear!

The BBC Bargain Hunt film crew in action in the Honiton saleroom.

The BBC Bargain Hunt film crew in action in the Honiton saleroom.

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Castle Hill Attic Sale
  • BBC Bargain Hunt
  • Tim Wonnacott

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