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September Hammer Highlights


Period pieces attracted strong online bidding with an early Mouseman Bookcase by Robert Thompson of Kilburn drawing a lot of interest online before being sold to the room for £3,100 (est. £800 – £1,000). Lot 101, a stunning Charles II Oak Dresser Base attracted several online bids before the hammer went down at £1,300 (est £350 – £400) and Lot 103, Edward Hassell McCosh, “Game Birds with Hare”, had several online bids, finally realising £1,700. 

Antique furniture continues to prove popular with Lot 42, a 19th Century Mahogany Side Table making over treble its estimate for £190 (est. £40 – £50).  Lot 109, George III Oak Tripod Table made £120 (est. £40 – £60) and Lot 124 Hardwood King Size Bed realised £190 (est. £50 – £70).

4 Vintage Luggage Trunks (est. £40 – £50), realised £110 and Lot 131, A Lloyd Loom Lusty Chair in Gold realised £80 (est. £20 – £40).  If you have items you would like valued for auction, please fill out an auction request >> https://brownsasr.co.uk/auctions/auction-estimate/ or call 01835 863445 to arrange an appointment.

A Second Chance Timed Auction will now run from 20 – 26 September, with the first lot closing at 8pm.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownsasr.co.uk/auctions

Consignments are invited for upcoming auctions with complimentary group collections offered in the Borders, Edinburgh and Northumberland.


FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS

20 – 26 September | Second Chance Auction

23 October | Antiques & Collectables

Consignment deadline | 13 October


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For estate, insurance or settlement valuations, please contact us to discuss >>


JULY HAMMER HIGHLIGHTS


A stunning Country Oak Refectory Table, in the 17th Century Manner, proved to be a sought-after piece with several bidders online and in the room with the hammer dropping at £850 (est £300 – £500).  A 30 Day Grandfather Clock, estimated at £600 – £800, gained interest in the room and online for a final price of £900.

Lot 66, Set of Eight Lancashire style Ash & Elm Dining Chairs, went to an Edinburgh based interior designer on behalf of a client for £420 and Lot 68, George III style Oak Dresser (circa late 18th / early 19th century) sold for £380 online.  Lot 87, George III Mahogany Apprentice Chest / Work Box was bought by the same buyer for £200.

A Second Chance Timed Auction will now run from 12 – 18 July, with the first lot closing at 8pm.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownsasr.co.uk/auctions

Consignments are invited for upcoming auctions with complimentary group collections offered in the Borders, Edinburgh and Northumberland.


FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS

12 – 18 July | Second Chance Auction

14 August | Antiques & Collectables
Consignment deadline | 4 August

10 – 15 August | Affordable Timed Auction
Consignment Deadline | 4 August


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For estate, insurance or settlement valuations, please contact us to discuss >>


JUNE HAMMER HIGHLIGHTS


Architect’s Desk returns to the building it designed.

An Antiques Wrought Iron Gate decorated with shield shaped cartouche to the top above all over leaves and vines realised £1,200.  The gate had architectural interest and attracted several online and room bidders before the hammer fell. Lot 85 and lot 87, both Antique Wrought Iron Scrolled Gates of architectural interest made £480 and £300 respectively, significantly out selling their auction estimate of £50 – £70.

Within the Fine Art section, lot 46, a William Darling McKay R.S.A (Scottish 1844-1924) “Potato Planting in East Lothian” oil on canvas sold for over £600 and a Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953) “Berwickshire Coast, Towards St Abbs Head and Fast Castle” Watercolour realised over £400.

Antique furniture continued to attract strong prices with an Oak Draw Leaf Dining Table (estimated at £100 – £150) attracting several bidders online and in the room before the hammer fell at £350.  Lot 89, A Vintage Oak Printing Chest, estimated at £50 – £80, attracted several online bidders before the hammer fell at £240 and Lot 105 George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers, made £260 from an estimate of £150 – £200.  A stunning Set of Eight Chippendale style Mahogany Dining Chairs, realised £260 to the room. 

A Second Chance Timed Auction will now run from 14 – 20 June, with the first lot closing at 8pm.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownsasr.co.uk/auctions

Consignments are invited for upcoming auctions with complimentary group collections offered in the Borders, Edinburgh and Northumberland.


FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS

15 – 20 June | Second Chance Auction

10 July | Antiques & Collectables
Consignment deadline | 30 June

6 – 11 July | Affordable Timed Auction
Consignment Deadline | 30 June

To request an auction estimate >


For estate, insurance or settlement valuations, please contact us to discuss >


Affordable Art Goes Online


The upcoming Affordable Art Auction at Browns ASR Auctions, in Jedburgh, is set to showcase new work from Borders’ artists and beyond with a 10 day exhibition and online auction.

Lockdown has limited artists’ opportunity to exhibit and sell their work and it is hoped offering an online platform will open up the opportunity to buy original art especially with many people focusing on their home at the moment.

Forty five pieces will be auctioned, including acclaimed figurative artist, Julie Barnes, offering new work exclusively for the auction and Edinburgh based Cassandra Harrison putting forward the vivid Haymarket, exhibited earlier this year at the Visual Arts Scotland’s show “Flow”.  Berwickshire artist Gill Walton has recently finished a residency at Marchmont House and includes a striking portrait The Heron, an acrylic on aluminium.



A buyer’s favourite, Inverness based Martin Irish has 5 thought provoking mixed media pieces; A Shadow If Her Former Self, Dreaming Of Angels, Miles To Go Before We Sleep, We Saw Far And Wide But Now We Are Nowhere and Returning To A Place Half Remembered.  Other exciting works from the wasps Inverness artist’s include The Games Men Play, a spray paint on canvas by Robbie Mackintosh who has 5 street art inspired pieces included and Lost, an oil and acrylic on canvas by Lativan painter, Yelena Visemirska alongside another 2 pieces.



Scottish landscapes, unsurprisingly, feature strongly again and include Kelso artist David Hay’s Sea Loch and Hill Walk, Jedburgh artist Anne White’s acrylic on canvas paintings: Shimmering Sea, Scousburgh Sands, Shetland; The Beach, Luskentyre, Harris; A Beautiful Calm Day, Fidra from Archerfield, East Lothian; Living on the Edge, St Abbs from Coldingham Bay, Machair in Bloom, Hushinis, Harris, Sunset Over Loch Shiel and Subtle Sunset, Ruber Law and Duns based Lida Hatrick’s oil and oil pastel works.

Individual estimates for the work to be sold at the auction range from £75 to £1,500.

Ronan Brown from Brown & Turner said:

The art community has been particularly badly affected by the events of 2020 and 2021, with galleries closed and events where artists could have sold their work cancelled. Therefore, we are delighted to offer this exhibition and online auction of original work to offer artists another platform to showcase their work and give buyers the chance to view in person or online, and purchase some stunning pieces of affordable art.

An online catalogue detailing each of the pieces for sale available from the Browns ASR website and viewings are available from 24 May – 3 June by appointment.  An e – catalogue and more information on the work can be obtained by calling 01835 863445 or emailing info@brownsasr.co.uk.



For further media information, please contact Kirsty Brown, Browns ASR

Tel: 07949 712 843 | email: kirsty@brownsasr.co.uk


Architect’s Desk returns to the building it designed.


An elegant George III Mahogany Architects Desk, attracted strong interest in the room and online, realising over £2,000 when the hammer dropped.  The table previously belonged to Sir Joseph Paxton, the Great Grandfather of the vendor and famous for building the Crystal Palace, where the table will now return to.

Chinese pieces continued to prove popular with Chinese bidders.  A Chinese style Hardwood Open Bookcase had several bidders interested online, pushing the price over £1,200 when the hammer went down.  A Chinese Brass Koro, of cylindrical form with reign marks to the underside, realised £1,100 while a Chinese School circa late 19th/ early 20th century “Figures Round a Table, with Female Figures to the Foreground” watercolour on silk sold for double its auction estimate (£150 – £200) for over £350.

Antique furniture attracted strong prices with a Regency Gillows style Mahogany Sofa Table going to the room for more than double its estimate (£150 – £200) for £500.  An Oak Haberdashery Style Open Cabinet had several bidders online with the hammer dropping at £400 and an Antique Chippendale style Mahogany Armchair trebled its lower estimate realising over £300.

A Second Chance Timed Auction will now run from 17 – 23 May, with the first lot closing at 8pm, followed by an Affordable Art Auction opening on 24 May – 3 June.  Viewing can be booked by calling 01835 863445 or info@brownsasr.co.uk.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownsasr.co.uk/auctions

Consignments are invited for upcoming auctions with complimentary group collections offered in the Borders, Edinburgh and Northumberland.


FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS

24 May – 3 June | Affordable Art Auction

Saturday 12 June | Antiques & Collectables
Consignment deadline | 2 June

7 – 13 June | Affordable Timed Auction
Consignment Deadline | 2 June

REQUEST AN AUCTION ESTIMATE

For estate, insurance or settlement valuations, please contact us to discuss


Exciting Times Ahead


Browns ASR are delighted to be embarking on building a new saleroom & storage facility at Wester Fodderlee Farm, near Bonchester Bridge.  The new saleroom will be a clean open space allowing the volume of sales to increase, improvements in presentation and customer experience.

The storage facilities will be custom built with Redcare Alarm Systems and CCTV and allow more flexibility in storing items for household and document storage, as well as storing goods for future sales.

Ronan Brown explains “This is all hugely positive and we are in a very good position to expand the catchment area for sales, increase our storage capacity and expand the removals side of the business.”

The first auction of 2021, due to COVID restrictions, showed a busy online market with exceptional strong prices throughout.  The enforced move to online only auctions has reduced buyers fear of internet bidding and encouraged more bidders to look at auctions.  Browns ASR continue to accept items for upcoming auctions with complimentary collections offered in the Borders, Edinburgh and Northumberland.


FORTHCOMING AUCTION DATES

Affordable Art
24 May – 3 June | Timed

Antiques & Collectables | Live Online
12 June | 10am

Affordable Timed Auction
8 – 13 June

Antiques & Collectables | Live Online
10 July | 10am

Affordable Timed Auction
6 – 11 July

Antiques & Collectables | Live Online
14 August | 10am

Affordable Timed Auction
10 – 15 August

Antiques, Jewellery & Silver | Live Online
18 September

Affordable Timed Auction
14 – 19 September

Antiques & Collectables | Live Online
16 October | 10am

Affordable Timed Auction
12 – 17 October

Antiques, Jewellery & Whiskey | Live Online
11 December | 10am

Affordable Timed Auction
7 – 12 December


Browns’ Auctions offer realistic and professional sales advice for prospective sellers. This confidential service is provided with no obligation, and is free of charge.  For a complimentary valuation of auction items visit brownsasr.co.uk/auctions/auction-estimate/


WIN A WEEK’S STAY ON THE ISLE OF TIREE


We love seeing the items you have bought at Browns ASR Auctions in your home and your daily lives. Whether they are part of a period restoration, an addition to a lifelong collection or an upcycled bedside cabinet, we love seeing how you use them.

And now, there is no better time to send us your pictures as we are offering the chance to win a week’s stay in a three bedroom holiday house on the beautiful Isle of Tiree.  Known for its stunning sandy beaches and turquoise sea, Tiree is a surfers’ paradise and dubbed the Hawaii of the North!

To enter fill out the form below with some information and images of the item/s you have bought from any Browns ASR or Brown & Turner Auction.  We want to see your items as you use them now, in situ and the more inspiring, novel and beautiful the better! 

The draw will be on 31 August 2021 and the lucky winner can book a week’s holiday in 2 Mannal, Isle of Tiree from 30 September 2021 – 30 April 2022, subject to availability.

ENTER HERE

Browns Auction spring into action


Antique furniture attracted strong prices with an impressive Oak Roll Top Desk, estimated at £250 – £350, drawing keen interest and realising over £1,500.  A George III Oak Dresser Base, (est £150 – £250) invited interest on the phone before selling to the internet for £1,000 and a Victorian Mahogany Draughtmans Style Table had several phone bidders, realising £530 (estimate £150 – £250).

An Oak Extending Dining sold for double its market estimate for £510 and a Set of Six Victorian Mahogany Dining Chairs sold for 3 times its estimate for £340.

The knife section proved popular with the Puma of Germany, Rodemann Hunting Knife realising over £600 and Puma of Germany, “Buddy Knife” realising £510 with another Puma of Germany, Bowie Knife realising £460.

Jewellery continued to be popular with String of Antique Butterscotch Natural Amber Beads selling for over £600 and a pair of 18ct White Gold Gemstone and Diamond Cluster Earrings realising £190 from a £80 – £120 estimate.


A Second Chance Timed Auction will now be running from 13 – 18 April, with the first lot closing at 8pm.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownandturner.co.uk/auctions

Consignments are now invited for the Antiques & Collectables Auction | 15 May and the Affordable Auction | 11 – 16 May.  Complimentary Collections are available from Edinburgh, Northumberland and the Borders.

For a no obligation auction valuation visit https://brownsasr.co.uk/auctions/auction-estimate.  Alternatively, images and details can be emailed to info@brownsasr.co.uk and video appointments arranged by calling 01835 863445.

Browns’ removal teams are on hand for all types of house clearances and removals where different items can be valued and transferred to store, the Browns Sale room and to new premises.  Browns’ experienced team can value items for insurance, inheritance tax purposes and settlements.

01835 863445 | info@brownsasr.co.uk | brownsasr.co.uk


Forthcoming Auctions

Saturday 15 May – Antiques & Collectables
Consignment Deadline | 5 May

11 – 16 May – Affordable Auction
Consignment Deadline | 5 May

24 May – 3 June – Affordable Art Auction
Consignment Deadline | 21 April


April Auctions


April sees auctions recommencing at Browns ASR in Jedburgh with the Antiques & Collectables Auction on Saturday 10 April and the Affordable Auction (6 – 11 April).  Both catalogues are now live at brownsasr.co.uk. (- link to brownsasr.co.uk/auctions) 

The Antiques & Collectables includes 20 lots of sporting knives, such as Lot 79, Linder of Germany, “Arkansas Toothpick” Two Hunting Knives (est. £100 – £150) and Lot 72 Schrades Scrimshaw Folding Hunter Pocket Knife (est. £50 – £70). 

Notable pieces of jewellery include Lot 2, String of Antique Butterscotch Natural Amber Beads, estimated at £300 – £400 and a stunning 9ct Gold Aquamarine & Diamond Ladies, estimated at £130 – £150. 

Local artist, Tom Carr, has two etchings, “The Ditch” and “Len in Itere Drais!”, estimated at £150 – £200 and £100 – £150 respectively and Lot 153 portrays “Melrose Abbey” by William Heatlie (1848-1892).

Among the furniture, Lot 198, a Chesterfield Ox Blood Leather Three Seater Sofa, offers a great buy with an auction estimate at £200 – £300. 

In the Affordable Auction, running from 6 – 11 April, over 200 lots are on offer all with a £10 starting bid.  Some notable lots include Lot 2, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012 Commonwealth Proof Coin set, Lot 129 Five Matching Tan Hide Effect Breakfast Bar Stools, Lot 169 a Mandolin, Lot 187 Quantity of Walking Sticks and Lot 215 a Persian Style Runner.

Viewing is available by appointment:

6 – 8 April | 9am – 5pm

9 April | 9am – 7pm

Browse & Bid at brownsasr.co.uk.  Alternatively, telephone and commission bids are accepted by contacting the team.


REDISCOVERED HISTORY


One of the lovely aspects of buying at auction is not knowing what you might find.  This was certainly the case for one buyer who stumbled across Frank Wild’s family album in a mixed lot of books. 



Frank Wild (1873 – 1939) was an English sailor and explorer who participated in five expeditions to Antarctica during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration and was awarded the Polar Medal with four bars.  He was remembered as “Shackleton’s right-hand man”; left in charge of 21 men on a desolate island for the Antarctic winter while Shackleton took 5 men to seek rescue and taking over command of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition in 1921-22, after Shackleton died of a heart attack.

Born in Yorkshire, there was no known family connection to the Scottish Borders.  Pictures within the album showed the gravestone of one of his siblings, also an Antarctic explorer, before it became clear it belonged to the Wild family.  The purchaser, keen for the album to be recorded, contacted Wild’s biographer, Angela Butler, and the book will now be restored and returned to the family.

If you have a story or images of purchases from Browns ASR Auctions in situ, the team would be delighted to hear from you.

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