Clarke’s Auctions at Semley saw good prices in its September sales.
A 19th century Chinese ebonised hardwood table screen with central circular silk embroidered panel depicting exotic birds sold for £1,800; a pair of modern Oxford-style leather wingback armchairs made £350; and a charming watercolour painting attributed to John Northcote Nash (1893-1977) fetched £2,400 including premium.
A private collection of taxidermy from an Oxfordshire Manor House is consigned for Clarke’s Friday and Saturday 7-8 October sale. It includes a kid goat, a Spicer fox mask, a cased full mount salmon, a cased kestrel, a cased full mount fox and shield-backed deer, stags and an alpine goat, lots ranging from £50 to £200.
The automobilia section features an important archive of motorcycle ephemera relating to works A J S rider R L Graham featuring the Works Porcupine 500cc motorcycle at the Isle of Man TT and other photographs. Clarke’s is still taking entries for its Classic Vehicle & Automobilia sale.
Entries are being taken for future sales and enquiries for consignment, probate and insurance valuations, and part and full house clearances should be made to Richard Clarke or Karen Marshall on 01747 855109 at the main offices on Kingsettle Business Park, Station Road, Semley, Shaftesbury.