Thursday 24 January 2019

News just in

13th April Dealer Day at Newcastle Racecourse with ITV's Dickinson's Real Deal

Details to follow ....................................

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Hop or Swim to the next Antique and Interiors Auction with these Denby pieces. (Wednesday 13th February from 10am)

Collection of Poole pottery to be sold General Sale 30th January

Large quantity of Royal Doulton Bunnykins to be sold General Sale 30th January

Has January got you exhausted? Well don't be too quick to take a seat.
This fantastic three - piece garden set is only a miniature 
to be sold in our General Sale Wednesday 30th January

Can we get a 'quack quack'.
Lets cheer this guy on along with the England team playing the West Indies this week.
Beswick duck, dressed and ready to play cricket.
To be sold in our General Sale Wednesday 30th January

Vast array of furniture coming in for the General Sale on 30th January - check out the online catalogue on Friday 25th January

Two cabinets already full for the Antique and Interiors Auction 13th February

Monday 14 January 2019

Lot 128
A Guerrini of Castelfidardo piano accordion and a Hohner concertina
Antique and Interiors Sale 16th January 2019

Accordions are a family of box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone type (often known as Squeezeboxes)

Concertinas are free-reed musical instruments similar to the accordion, and consist of expanding and contracting bellows, with buttons usually on the sides unlike accordion buttons which are on the front.  Developed in England and Germany this example is from a German manufacturer of musical instruments founded in 1857 by Matthias Hohner who specialised in the production of harmonicas and accordions as well as kazoos, banjos, guitars, ukuleles and later in the 1940's to the 1990's electric and electronic keyboards.

Easel, seat and palette used by North East painter known as the 'Weatherproof Artist' up for sale

Sale of items used by John Falconer Slater, one of the region's most prolific artists, will help a school which showcases North East talent

We are delighted to be featured in the following Chronicle newspaper article : Chronicle Article link

From Russia With Love

Lot 89a

Two 19th century Russian Icons, one depicting Jesus, the other The Holy Mother and Child, both mounted in highly ornate gilt metal frame, with outer pine casing. 44cm x 39cm
Estimate £300 - £500
Antique and Interiors Sale 16th January 2019

Thursday 10 January 2019

Feted as one of the most prolific and versatile artists Northumbria has ever produced we are thrilled to be offering the following lot:

An ABC folding sketching easel designed and used by John Falconar Slater (1857-1937), bearing metal label "J.F. Slater, Whitley Bay, ABC Easel No. 2", "Patent applied for", with the Artist's first studio palette and photograph showing the Artist using the palette. Provenance: Dorothy Slater, the Artist's daughter. (3)
Estimate £300 - £500
Antique and Interiors Auction 16th January 2019

Born in Newcastle he inititally worked for his father as a book keeper in his corn mill before running a store in the diamond fields of South Africa and turning to a career as an artist in his twenties.

With little or no tuition he was soon exhibiting in the North East, 'Gateshead Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition' was the first, followed by many at the Bewick Club and Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, further afield at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Royal Academy, London where he was one of the most regular exhibitors of any Northumbrian artist of his period until 1935.  John Falconar Slater worked across many genres - landscape, coastal, marine, portrait, animals and street scenes in both oil and watercolour as well as experimenting with etching and lithography.

Painting firstly from the family home in Forest Hall he relocated to a studio in Newcastle, then North Shields before settling in 1912 in Whitley Bay which is where the easel we are auctioning was used.  The remainder of John Falconar Slater's life was spent in the seaside village of Cullercoats. 

Thursday 3 January 2019

FREE Valuations 
Friday 4th January 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm
Saturday 5th January 10am-1pm

No appointments needed - 6 items or less please.
If you have more than 6 items we will book a FREE appointment 
Monday 7th January - Thursday 10th January and you can bring as much as you like !
A pair of Royal Worcester baluster form vases with central roundels painted with fruit by Edward Townsend on a blush ivory background, with twin scrolling gilt handles, shape number 1969, date code for 1922. 17 cm high.

To be offered for Auction 16th January 2019, Antique and Interiors Sale

Don't Forget to Register for 2019 !