Shropshire oak & clocks attracting international interest

11/09/2014     Interiors


Our auction of quality oak and vernacular furniture and clocks is already attracting international interest within days of being promoted on the internet.

The auction includes the part contents of a historic Shropshire manor house. The predominantly 17th century oak furniture from The Manor, Sheriffhales, near Shifnal was collected over the past 25 years by the owners who are downsizing.

Senior valuer and auctioneer Andrew Beeston promises the collection of oak furniture, has “good patina”, and it includes a late 17th or early 18th century North Country oak dresser base valued at up to £7,000.

The potential individual star lot is an exhibition quality, mid-19th century French gilt bronze figural mantel clock by E. Vittoz and cast by E. De Labroue, Paris, which is valued at around £15,000 and is in a style which appeals to Asian art buyers.

The auction features 47 clocks, including 17 longcase examples with makers from Shropshire, Wales and as far away as Poole and Ormskirk.

Four music boxes, all from separate vendors, are set to call the tune with estimates ranging from £300 to £1,200 and they can be heard online at hallsgbtv on YouTube.

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