TOP SELLING LOTS
Piano Auctions, Langley, September 21
Steinway Model B grand piano in a bright walnut case c.1985.
Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, September 22
Pair of near-lifesize Italian Renaissance revival carved walnut figures of huntsmen, c.1880, attributed to Valentino Panciera Besarel (1829-1902), with provenance to Stokesay Court.
Mallams Oxford, September 22
John James Audubon, The Birds of America from Drawings made in the United States and their territories, seven-volume second octavo edition, New York 1856.
HIGHEST MULTIPLE OVER TOP ESTIMATE
Chaucer Auctions, Folkestone, September 17
“The long and the short of it is I’m afraid the people here are very poor losers” – a letter written by Douglas Jardine from The Australia Hotel, Sydney, dated January 26, 1933 referencing the Bodyline series.
Young’s, Farnham, September 18
Nineteenth century Swiss boxwood chess set in the form of figures, the king 3in (7cm) high.
McTear’s, Glasgow, September 17
Pair of late 19th century Chinese silk and lacquer hand fans embroidered with peacocks. From the William Mowat- Thomson collection.
Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 16-22, 2021.
‘Highest multiple over top estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices as a multiple of the high estimate paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com
‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 20 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com