Phone 01373 822337


Phone 01460 73041


basket {{bidBasket.basketItems.length}}

Nelson Figurine Expects That Every Bidder Will Do His Duty...

21st October 2019

Lawrences’ huge 2500-lot Autumn Fine Art sale drew to a close on October 11th with a broad selection of clocks, works of art, furniture and carpets on offer.

A gilt brass carriage clock by Hardecastle of London made £1750 and a Victorian ebonised gilt metal bracket clock ticked over its estimate to chime with buyers at £2375. An Anglo-Saxon brooch and a small alloy mount from the same period (6th Century) made £2125 but a small (19cm)  carved ivory figure of Horatio Nelson attracted keen bidders to make £1625.

Three chairs each told a different tale: a West Country hoop back Windsor chair in charming but vernacular taste made £1680; a grander George III mahogany `Gainsborough` style arm chair offered quality and sophistication at £2750; and a pair of Regency rosewood library tub armchairs summed up the elegance of their era at £3750. Two George Smith sofa of grand proportions and covered in a pale linen-coloured upholstery made £7500. An Italian walnut serpentine chest from the 18th Century added Continental flavour to an essentially British selection and took £5750 whilst a Tabriz carpet from North West Persia, 4.7 x 3.3m, garnered competition to the tune of £3250. The firm’s reported total for four days of sales was just over £1.4m.

< View All News

Auction Calendar

Browse the auction calendar for upcoming sales and valuation days.


Valuation Day Folder



Our friendly team is available for any questions you may have.


5 stars

“Your condition reports are very concise and really help making informed decisions. You probably know, some auctioneers are very vague and others don’t even send them, so much appreciated!”

Richard H

{{bidBasket.basketItems | json}}
You have {{bidBasket.basketItems.length}} items in your basket
View Bid Basket