A Month of Successes

The Charterhouse marathon three day July auction turned up some stunning lots and many top prices.

“It has been a very busy month with many hot lots along with hot temperatures!” Commented Richard Bromell. “We have scoured the West Country and beyond clearing houses, seeing collections and advising on single items, all of which culminated with the three days of auctioneering making a great total just shy of £400,000.”

On Thursday 18th July, the auction started with pictures and books. Top lot here was a pair of oil paintings by Richard Sidney Percy which sold for over £22,000. In the book section it was a 1611 bible which sparked interest with two American collectors bidding against each other live on the internet, despite it being incomplete, with one paying just shy of £10,000 for the pleasure of owning it.

After the pictures and books it was the turn of a large selection of automobilia to take to the stage. With just a handful of lots left unsold, this specialist section totalled over £37,500 with enamel signs selling particularly well.

On Friday 19th July it was the turn of ceramics and furniture. Here, a large pair of Dresden vases, from a London client moving house, sold well at over £600 despite being quite chipped and covered in dust!.

In the furniture section a triple pillar dining table in the Regency style went off to a new home at £1,770 closely followed by a pair of 18th century style bachelor chests veneered in walnut at £1,390.

This was then followed on Sunday 21st July with the Charterhouse auction of classic cars.

Here, a 1996 VW Corrado VR6 stunned many when it was sold for £23,545 setting what the auctioneers believe to be a world record price for a Corrado.

However, it was the 1933 Austin 7 saloon which won a bidders heart. Sold for £9,820, it was bought by the Guildford bidder to take his aged father out for a drive in. His father, now in his 90’s, owned a similar car back in the 1950’s and the son thought it would be wonderful for his father to re-live his old motoring days.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their busy summer auction programme with classic & vintage motorcycle auction at the Haynes International Museum on 10th August and for their auction of silver, jewellery and watches also in August followed by classic and vintage cars in September.

For further information regarding these specialist auctions, or to arrange a home visit, contact Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email info@charterhouse-auction.com

One of a pair of Richard Sidney Percy oil paintings sold for over £22,000

1611 Bible sold to America for just shy of £10,000

Enamel sign, part of a selection of automobilia, which totalled over £37,500

Unusual pair of 18th century style bachelor chests sold for £1,390

1996 VW Corrado VR6 sold for a world record price £23,545

Bought to take his father out in and for him to re-live his memories, a 1933 Austin 7 saloon sold for £9,820