SALE HIGHLIGHTS & RESULTS

We hold monthly general household & furniture sales and quarterly on-line antiques & fine art auctions. 

Last Auction

  • FINE ART SALE

    Friday 1st April 2022

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    Lodge and Thomas, The Truro Saleroom saw Cornish artwork thrive in their most recent Fine Art Sale on Friday 1st April. A vibrant collection of oils by renowned contemporary artist Simeon Stafford, depicting local scenes yielded an array of strong results, with a particularly lively Mousehole scene taking the lead with a hammer total of £820.

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    The delightful Rose Hilton stole the show however, with a restful watercolour portrayal of Carbis Bay, selling to an online bidder for £2,500. Alongside this, an oil of St Michael’s Mount by distinguished local artist Gill Watkiss sold to a local collector in the room, achieving a matching top price of £2,500.

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    All three works by impressionist painter William George Robb sold above their estimates after vigorous online bidding, finally selling to a Dutch collector. Moreover, an oil on canvas titled “The Workshop” by Edward Heresy completely eclipsed its modest estimate and soared to a superlative £1,200.

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    The Truro Saleroom are now preparing for their forthcoming Antiques, Silver, Jewellery, Watches & Collectables two day sale on 23rd - 24th June and are currently accepting consignments.

    Future sales include a Pop Culture Sale coming on Friday 9th September, call 01872 270200 for more information. 

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Previous Auctions

  • Silver, Jewellery & Watches On-Line Auction

    Friday 13th August at 10am

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    2 Day Sale of Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables

    Inc. good collection of Meccano from a deceased estate

    Thursday 13th & Friday 14th May at 10am

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  • 2-Day Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables - On-Line Auction - Over 900 Lots

    Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January @ 10am

    "STRONG INTERNATIONAL DEMAND FOR TRADITIONAL PICTURES!"

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    Lodge and Thomas, The Truro Saleroom had a hugely successful start to 2021 with a globally online sale attracting over 1,200 international and national bidders, dozens of telephone bidders and commission bids, regardless of being unable to have bidders in the room. It seems that demand is strong for many items, a combination of people bored at home who are new to online auction buying and the antiques trade also looking for stock.

    Once again the Fine Art section really was the star of the show. Traditional paintings, for a long time thought of as old fashioned are making a resurgence with some great prices including £2,400 for an oil painting of stabled horses by Thomas Blinks, £1,700 was achieved for a painting of seagulls in flight by William Holt Yates Titcomb. A delightful painting of cattle at rest by Charles Collins achieved £1,450 and a John McGhie painting of ladies going home from the field sold for £1,150. The modern Cornish art in the sale was equally in demand, with a Simeon Stafford oil on canvas of St Ives selling for £1,100.

    The top hammer price in the Ceramics section was £1,900 for an exquisite Victorian Royal Worcester part tea service for eighteen, each piece individually painted with ornithological subjects. This lot was contested by Russian and Japanese online bidders. A Waistel Cooper stoneware baluster vase, a late entry to the auction by a vendor from Truro, sold for £620.

    In the Miscellaneous section of the sale, a delightful 19th century Irish sampler and sewing album by the female students of Ranelagh School in County Westmeath, dated 1867, was fiercely contested on the phone and online, eventually selling for £1,100.

    In the Militaria and Weapons section we had a collection of three Indo Persian Kard daggers from a house clearance in Lostwithial, selling for a combined total of £1,430.

    Another House Clearance in Lostwithial brought a rare Georgian child’s silk dress to the saleroom, which made a remarkable £900, and from the same vendor a collection of Textiles sold for £920.

    We were favoured by a gentleman in Truro to sell his father’s collection of Oriental ceramics and works of art. This created huge interest from Chinese bidders, with many phone lines booked. The highlight of this collection was two blue and white ginger jars, selling for £1,250. Two other ginger jars from the same vendor achieved £420 and £450. A group of Chinese hardwood vase stands sold for £600.

    We always have a very strong Furniture section and the top price for the day was an impressive partners desk selling for £2,900. A pair of Regency rosewood brass inlaid card tables sold to the Irish trade for £2,200. From a clearance in Newquay, an Italian 19th century grotto chair was discovered in a coal shed and made £1,700 in the sale.

    We are now accepting for our future online auctions. Contact auctioneer Carl Nielsen or Melanie Esdale if you would like to consign, 01872 270200 antiques@lodgeandthomas.co.uk

    Lodge and Thomas, The Truro Saleroom are now working towards their forthcoming specialist Silver, Jewellery, Antiques and Fine Art Sale which is scheduled for Thursday 25th and Friday 26th March, now accepting entries.

    A free valuation service is available with auctioneer Carl Nielsen, please email images to antiques@lodgeandthomas.co.uk or call to discuss the delivery of consignments or to arrange a house clearance.

    Our next General Furnishing auction is on Friday 26th February – closed for entries.