At Auction

As you may know, we love perusing auction catalogues and sighing over the fabulous items for sale. Canterbury Auction Galleries is holding a two day auction beginning today and below we show you just a few of the trinkets for sale.

After Johann Zoffany (1733-1810) – Oil painting – Three quarters length portrait of David Garrick seated and wearing a red frock coat, canvas 26ins x 21ins, in moulded gilt frame. Guide Price: £250-350

A late Victorian early 20th Century postcard album containing primarily a group of topographical views, mostly British, and a ditto album containing a collection of “Beauties.” Guide Price: £150-200


A Chinese mother of pearl fan, the silk and gilt thread panel decorated in muted colours, 15ins (383mm) overall (19th Century – slight damage throughout), and three other fans, various. Guide Price: £150-200


A Copeland Parianware shoulder-length bust – Young Queen Victoria, published June 1st 1854, on separate stepped circular socle, 10.75ins high (impressed factory mark, signed names of sculptor and modeller, date 1853, and published date – some damage)

Guide Price: £100-150

A Victorian “Bristol Blue” rolling pin printed and overpainted with nautical themes,and a central floral and leaf cartouche containing a sentimental verse, 17.5ins long, and one smaller ditto, 15ins long (worn). Guide Price: £80-120


A Victorian brown leather and plated mounted domed top scent casket, the folding sides opening to reveal red silk lined three division interior, 5.5ins x 3ins x 4ins high (faded and worn), with three conforming cut-glass rectangular scent bottles for same.

Guide Price: £70-100


A late Georgian silk needlework panel worked in coloured silks with floral sprays within a stylised sinuous five bar fence border, 17.5ins x 17ins, in walnut frame and glazed. Guide Price: £80-120

An Edwardian Merryweather pattern brass fireman’s helmet with original leather liner and brass link chain. Guide Price: £300-400

A late 19th Century Indian elephant’s foot with brass mounted rim (to form a jardiniere/waste paper bin), the plated shield pattern plaque to front worded “Chittagong Hills” and dated 1898, 13.5ins high. Guide Price: £200-300


A William IV mahogany rectangular wine cooler of Irish design, the stepped top with leaf carving and bead moulding enclosing fitted interior and with gadrooned angled sides, on carved and scrolled paw feet, and plinth base, 27ins wide x 23ins deep x 29ins high, with key f
or same. Guide Price: £2000-3000


A 19th Century French ormolu mounted and contra Boulle ebonised pier cabinet, with red veined marble slab to top, the canted front corners with scrolled mounts, the mahogany lined interior fitted two shelves enclosed by a pair of doors with ormolu mounts representing Bacchus and Ceres, on scrolled plinth base, 49ins wide x 19ins deep x 43ins high. Guide Price: £6000-8000


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