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Sale EX201: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 6th February 2018

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 616 fine art lots.

Catalogue, Notices and Results

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Sale Notes

Black Forest carvings have always been sought after since they first became popular in England during the Great Exhibition of 1851, and even today in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s next Antiques and Interiors Auction to be held on Tuesday, 6th February 2018, they are still as popular as ever.

The majority of these carvings originate from the Swiss town of Brienz, where in 1816 after a disastrous famine, the region began to develop and combine the local timber and craftsman trades to produce homewares and later decorative wares as the tourist trade expanded in the latter half of the 19th century.

Bears became one of the most popular animals in Europe as well as the United States and even today this example of the bear holding a crescent mirror could fetch between £250-£300* at auction.(EX201/421).

Another popular Victorian decorative piece was the Coquilla nut, which was used extensively for decorative pieces like parasol handles, flea traps, candlesticks and snuff boxes. The shell was hard and capable of being highly polished, which proved popular with the fashion of the period.

Being a small nut, it also lent itself to being used for a number of personal items, which again remain desirable to collectors’ today (See EX201/440).

If you prefer something a little more shinier then perhaps the Art Deco travelling timepiece would appeal at £50-£70* (EX201/372) or maybe the Victorian silver mustard pot by Robert Harper, estimate £60-£80*, (EX201/144).

Whatever you are nuts about then the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s regular schedule of auctions will always have something for you, from the intricate details of English school miniatures, through to the plethora of furniture, ceramics, glass, works of art, silver and jewellery and collectables on offer.

* NOTE: Plus Buyer’s Premium of 25.2% incl. VAT @ 20%.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100