drawing set sells for £26,000
A silver drawing set discovered in the drawer of a
Bristol home has sold at Clevedon Salerooms for £26,000. The owner
had not noticed the significance of the name on the case, which showed it
had belonged to John Wood, the famous 18th Century Bath architect
responsible for the Royal Crescent and The Circus. John Wood has
become known as the architect whose influence formed the entire character
of the city.
The Vendor’s adult son who attended the sale with his
mother confessed to regularly playing with the set as a child, but
fortunately it had survived over 250 years largely intact.
The silver drawing set measured just 13cm high and
dates from about 1745. It was made by Thomas Heath of London and
comprises a silver rule, an ivory rule, an ivory sector rule and six
instruments. The silver fish-skin covered case bears both the
engraved Coat of Arms of John Wood and his name in script.
Offered at Clevedon Salerooms Quarterly Specialist
Sale on the 10th March with a pre-sale estimate of £4,000 -
£6,000 the set found a buyer willing to part with £26,000 for the
privilege. Clevedon Salerooms are already accepting entries for
their next Quarterly Specialist Sale on the 2nd June, and they
will be holding the regular Antiques, Interiors, Collectables and
Jewellery Sales each fortnight.
FREE JEWELLERY, SILVER & WATCH
Tuesday 9th August 2016 10am – 4pm
Jewellery Specialist John Kelly, Fellow
of the Gemmological Association will be at the Salerooms on the above date
providing a free no-obligation verbal sale estimate on all items of jewellery
and silver. Watches will be
appraised by Marc Burridge.
(Items valued on the day may be consigned for the 1st September
|Sold for: £1,350
||Sold for £1,350
||Sold for £3,550
||Sold for £4,600
||Sold for £5,150
||Sold for £30,000
||Sold for £69,000
for a list of forthcoming sales.
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Clevedon Salerooms is now the only Auctioneer and Valuer in the
Bristol area conducting Quarterly Specialist Sales of Antiques, Fine
Art & Collector's Items.
These quarterly sales of quality items are extremely popular with both
buyers and sellers because they contain a wide range of privately
consigned lots covering Furniture, Paintings, English, Oriental and
Continental Ceramics, Silver, Jewellery and Collectors Items at a
purpose built venue with the benefit of free car parking and close
proximity to the M4 and M5 motorways.
We also hold fortnightly Sales of Antiques and Quality Furnishings,
Collectables and Jewellery which have featured in the BBC series 'Flog-It' on
a regular basis.
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Tax and Probate purposes. We are proud to be the first choice of valuers for
many Bristol and West Country Solicitors charged with administering estates.
We hold regular Free Valuation Days at our salerooms
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– Payment can be made in cash as well as face-to-face credit or debit card
payment. Please note that we do not accept remote card payments.
Payments by credit card are subject to a charge of 2%. In addition we accept
payment by bank transfer and by cheque (all cheques must be cleared before
removal of goods and this may take up to 8 working days).