Wednesday 24 April 2013

Invitation to Consign

The deadline is looming for the 12th June Fine Art & Antique Auction.

Come along to our FREE Valuation Sessions in May
Friday 3rd May 10 - 12 noon & 2 pm - 4 pm
Saturday 4th May 10 - 12 noon

Friday 17th May 10 - 12 noon & 2 pm  - 4 pm
Saturday 18th May 10 - 12 noon

Friday 31st May 10 - 12 noon & 2 pm - 4 pm
Saturday 1st June 10 - 12 noon

If these dates are not suitable or you have more than 6 items please call us 0191 537 2630 or email and we can arrange a suitable time.

Wednesday 17 April 2013

BBC Antique's Road Trip at Boldon

BBC Antique's Road Trip, now in it's 7th Series motored along early this morning in a Classic Car to Boldon Auction Galleries where Antique's Road Trip stalwarts David Harper and Paul Laidlaw are currently competing to make a profit from items purchased earlier on in the week.  The Victorian and General Household Auction is full to capacity as potential purchasers jostle amongst the camera crew.

Sale Highlights Fine Art & Antique Auction 6th March 2013

The unseasonably cold weather did not put off buyers in our Spring Fine Art and Antique Auction held on 6th March with high prices being achieved across the whole sale.

Lot 56, a set of 5 Chinese tea bowls and covers shot away from their estimate and sold for £750 while lot57, a delightful, small Loetz style squat shaped vase soared up to £650 and lot 91, a rare Baccarat moth paperweight estimated at £2000-3000 sold for £2800.

Clocks were a big feature in this auction, with lot 113 a French gilt metal mantle clock with cloisonne enamelled decoration selling for £1100 and a highly popular Liberty and Co pewter carriage clock selling for £2600. There were also several grandfather clocks in the furniture section which sold well, including Lot 438 an oak long case clock with 30 hour movement by Barnish of Rochdale which fetched £500.

The star lot was the Demetre Chiparus Chain Dancer, circa 1925, cold-painted, gilt-bronze and ivory, on an onyx plinth, estimated at between £3000-5000, which sold for £7600 after intense competition from the bidders.

Silver prices remained high with a large oval tea tray weighing 49.4oz selling for £720 and an Art Deco design 4 piece tea set weighing 47.8 oz selling for £750, while a pair of Georg Jensen candlesticks designed by Sievard Bernadotte, sold for £700. Gold also sold well with two 9ct watch chains selling for £720 and an 18ct gold tricolour bracelet selling for £1640, while diamonds remained popular with an 18ct gold diamond marquise cut ring with 1.22 carat diamond selling for £1900 and an Art Deco platinum 3 stone ring selling for £6000.

We had a large collection of paintings with interesting lots including local artist Sheila Mackie’s oil on canvas of “Owl in flight” which sold after the sale for £400. Sheila Mackie lived and taught in Consett and died in 2010.

Other art work included a William Calcott Knell oil on board of a British three decker ship at anchor which sold for £ 400 and a Bernard Benedict Hemy oil on board of fishermen rowing to the harbour which sold for £420.

Highlights of the furniture section included lot 427, a William IV rosewood library table with tooled gilt leather inset top which sold for £520, and lot 443, a Victorian walnut framed settee with shaped carved back, accompanied by 6 walnut chairs and 2 armchairs which sold for £1500.

Following on from our previous sales of “Mouseman” furniture, we had several pieces of “Acornman” furniture in this sale including a set of 6 dining chairs and 2 carvers which sold for £580 and an oak dresser which sold for £380.

In keeping with the current fashion for items from the Orient, lot 460, an Oriental hardwood cabinet with single drawer and 2 cupboard doors estimated at £100-150, sold for £240.

And finally, lot 447, an unusual 1930's very tall oak tambour front filing cabinet with moulded top, exceeded expectations and sold for £320.

We are now accepting entries for our next Fine Art and Antique Auction to be held on Wednesday 12th June 2013.  BBC Flog It! will be filming at this Auction.

Please call in, telephone or email us and we will arrange to value and/or enter items for Auction.

Front Street, East Boldon, Tyne & Wear, NE36 0SJ

Tel. 0191 5372630


Wednesday 3 April 2013

BBC Flog It! in the North East

The Flog It! team and presenter Paul Martin invite you to come and have your antiques and family heirlooms valued for free at one of our valuation days. If you're interested in selling them, our experts will consider putting them into Boldon Auction Galleries Fine Art & Antique Auction on Wednesday 12th June and flogging them for you. You could end up on television and with a tidy sum in your pocket. 

We've had some great results - like a small cream jug which sold at auction for £1,300 and a ceramic bowl, bought for £4 at a car boot sale, which was sold for £1,500. So if you're wondering how much that clutter in the loft might be worth, now is your chance to find out.

Come along to the Valuation Day on Saturday 25 May Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA

Doors open from 9.30am to 4pm unless stated otherwise.
No appointment needed
FREE Valuations

We'll value just about any antique or collectable, as long as you can bring it yourself to one of our valuation days. For any enquiries about our valuation days, please use the contact details below.

If you need to contact Flog It!

Phone: 0117 974 7839
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Flog It!
Whiteladies Road