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Hammer Highlights | November 2023

November 21, 2023

This month was pleasing to find that the antique furniture in our regular auction was in demand and despite our two top lots being of substantial size they both attracted attention from bidders in the saleroom against bidding on the phone.

Lot 124 was an unusual designed mahogany breakfront bookcase, made approximately 200 years ago in about 1825. While impressive to look at, but with elegant lines, it had the advantage of being compact enough to suit typical more modern houses of today, where lower ceilings and space can be limiting factors. Thankfully it doubled the original estimate and sold for just over £1000 (including BP).

Lot 94 also stood out as a fine small watercolour by our local artist Tom Scott. Forever popular in the Scottish Borders and increasingly abroad, his lovely restful highland views are in demand. This lot was no exception, despite its relatively small size, the painting’s sky fair glowed across the room and drew the eye. It was bought on the phone by a keen collector at well over estimate for over £500.

Other notable and fun lots this month included a set of typical granite curling stones, which make excellent door stops and garden features, and perhaps might see a little use on the ice as the season turns. 

Keep in mind the next sale in early December will be the last in the current saleroom. Our purpose built saleroom is coming on well with windows and plaster board going in shortly.  We look forward to welcoming you to auctions there in the New Year.

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