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Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables
26 May @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Lodge and Thomas, The Truro Saleroom are pleased to invite you to view our forthcoming auction of Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables scheduled for Friday 26th May.
We have a remarkably strong section of gold and jewellery, with a large collection of mostly Victorian and early 20th century sovereigns. In addition however there are one or two which date from the mid 18th century, where their value will exceed that of simply bullion. Also available are an interesting selection of gem set rings including lot 606A, a charming sapphire and diamond dress ring, set in 18ct gold.
Once again there are a number of good fashion items, including traditional ‘designer’ pieces from established fashion houses such as Prada and Chanel. In addition to these we are proud to include some beautiful silk scarfs, shawls and twilly’s by local textile artist Alice Scarlett. Taking her inspiration from the rugged Cornish scenery and its abundant wildlife the silks add a vibrant splash of colour to any wardrobe. As a bonus these lots will include with them the original artwork from which the scarves were created. All these items are strictly limited editions.
I consider the lead lot in our furniture section to be a good set of six 18th century dining chairs. Crafted in fruitwood in the rustic George III style these chairs have gained a wonderful deep glowing patination, which can only be achieved by years of oxidisation and polish. With an attractive solid contoured seat, they will stand to serve their next owners for many years to come. In addition to the forgoing, we have a range of more contemporary furnishings, including sets of chairs by Ercol, a Grendesa rocking chair by Scandinavian designer Lena Larssen and two interesting sections of Ladderex modular shelving. The system designed by Robert Heal for Staples in 1964 and became synonymous as a chic and practical storage solution for the dynamic modern home.
Our ceramic section includes a range of traditional wares but also incorporates the contemporary. These include a selection of five pieces of Troika. The pottery, founded in 1962 originally operated from Wheal Dream St Ives, however moved to Newlyn in 1970. The pottery was committed to produce objects of beauty rather than function and employed many local potters. Also appealing to the more contemporary market we have a selection of glass designed by Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars. These distinctive vases add a vibrant splash of colour and style to any room.
Consigned from a local vendor we have a very interesting group of medals awarded to Lt. Col. J Clement, dating from the late 19th century. He saw service in the Indian Army and the group comprises an Indian Service medal with bars for Waziristan, Mahsud, and Afghanistan North West Frontier, an Indian Medal with bar for Punjab Frontier, a 1911 Coronation Medal, a WWI medal group with oak leaf cluster and finally a military OBE.
One of our more unusual items in the forthcoming auction is a large weather vane. Fashioned in copper in the form of a vintage biplane the vane would no doubt become quite a talking point to any building to which it may be attached. With a guide price of £100-150 it has the potential to be the perfect Father’s Day gift