Size Matters

The Charterhouse two day November auction includes a huge selection of jewellery, silver, watches, antiques and interiors in allshapes and sizes.

“Our November two day sale is always popular sale in the auction calendar.” Commented Richard Bromell. “We have many private clients coming to the auction looking for special and unique presents for loved ones along with dealers who are looking for extra stock for the run up to Christmas. However, what is amazing this time is the size of some of the lots – both little and large which carry the top high estimates and I cannot wait to see how they sell.”

One of the larger lots in the Charterhouse auction is a pair of late 18th century Dutch floor standing corner cupboards. Measuring a huge 8 ½ feet high they come to Charterhouse from a Dorset deceased estate where they spent the past few years in a 1970’s terraced property. Constructed in two parts, the four pieces were housed in three rooms as they were too tall to fit together and the owner loved them too much to sell them. Now looking to a new home after she passed away, they are estimated at £2,000-4,000.Although there are hundreds of lots of jewellery, it is an Edwardian diamond star brooch which is looking to get the buyers bidding. Commissioned by the owner’s grandfather as a present for his wife, this brooch has a centre cushion cut diamond which weighs in at a mighty 6.5 carats and is estimated at £7,000-10,000.

However, if the massive diamond brooch or huge Dutch corner cupboards are just too big for you then a pocket watch might be just right. Made by Patek Philippe it was retailed by Tiffany it is in an 18ct gold full hunter case and estimated to sell for £2,800-3,200.

Viewing for this two day auction on 15th and 16th November at The Long Street salerooms, Sherborne is on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or you can see all the lovely lots and download the catalogue from www.charterhouse-auction.com

Charterhouse are now accepting entries into their next specialist auction of medals, coins stamps, clocks and other collector’s items on 14th December and for their auctions of classic cars and classic motorcycles, both in February

To enter items into these auctions, contact Richard Bromell and the Charterhouse team of experts at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email info@charterhouse-auction.com to arrange a home visit.

Captions:

Patricia Donovan, the Charterhouse Office Manager, sizes up to the massive Dutch corner cupboards in their November 15th & 16th two day auction £2,000-4,000
An Edwardian diamond star brooch, first time on the open market the centre stone weighing approximately 6.5 carats £7,000-10,000
The Patek Philippe 18 carat gold pocket watch, retailed by Tiffany £2,800-3,200