Business as (Almost) Usual at Halls Fine Art

Business as (Almost) Usual at Halls Fine Art

Shropshire’s leading auction house, Halls, recently held their penultimate sale of the year, and despite the announcement made earlier in the week by the Government of a Lockdown 2.0, the sale achieved fantastic results.


6/11/2020    

Shropshire’s leading auction house, Halls, recently held their penultimate sale of the year, and despite the announcement made earlier in the week by the Government of a Lockdown 2.0, the sale achieved fantastic results.

The top lot of the day, was a pair of mahogany bergère type armchairs, with reeded scroll arms and raised on reeded front supports which sold for £4,800 (+bp) after much interest from bidders online, in the room and on the telephones.

 

A pair of mahogany bergere type armchairs, with reeded scroll arms and raised on fluted front supports, 54cm wide. (2)

Lot 512: A pair of mahogany bergere type armchairs,
with reeded scroll arms and raised on fluted front supports, 54cm wide. (2)
Sold for £4,800

 

Other highlights from the sale were two William Hollywood (British 1923 – 2007) oil on canvas paintings, the first of which, Lot 67 Pheasants in flight sold for £1,350 (+bp) while Lot 71 a Woodcock amongst the leaves had a hammer price of £1,200 (+bp). 

 

William Hollywood (British 1923-2007) Pheasants in Flight, oil on canvas

Lot 67: William Hollywood (British 1923-2007)
Pheasants in Flight,
oil on canvas, signed bottom left,
measurements 51 x 76 cm, frame 66 x 91 cm
Sold for £1,350

 

Later in the sale a Raleigh Chopper MkII bicycle, in ultraviolet livery with orange decals attracted bidder’s attention before finally reaching a hammer price of £750 (+bp), this 1970’s icon was the must have bike for children of the 70’s and has since remained a defining symbol of growing up in that memorable decade. Lot 386 was one that certainly pulled at the heartstrings of the bidders, a three-string double bass, maker unknown had a conservative estimate of £80 - £120 and although the condition was not as it once was, this didn’t stop the bidders who battled it out until finally selling for £750 (+bp).

 

A three-string double bass, maker unknown, 70".
Lot 386: A three-string double bass, maker unknown, 70".
 Sold for £750

 

Halls Fine Art have reported a successful year in defiance of the challenges caused by Covid-19 and with the forthcoming Christmas Auction fast approaching the team hope to continue this success to end 2020 on a high. Gerry Berwyn-Jones, Head of Fine Art at Halls, commented

 

“We will remain operational during the second lockdown period and are following Government guidelines to be able to continue to function safely and securely, deliveries and collections will be by appointment only and valuations are available at your home on a one to one basis, over the telephone or via email. The offices and the salerooms will be closed to the public, but auctions will continue, if needs be, online, with bidding online, on the phone and by commission.”

 

For more information or to make an appointment please contact the Halls Fine Art team on 01743 450700 or email adminfineart@hallsgb.com

 

 

 


 

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