Despite the continued interest in Chinese objects, vintage furniture was in huge demand at a recent Driffield sale.
The online auction at Dee Atkinson & Harrison received worldwide interest for more than 600 lots.
A William IV antique dining table made of mahogany sold for £3,500, while antique dining chairs from around the same period sold for £1,250. An antique book case and an inlaid writing table also sold for more than their estimates.
Meanwhile, a Chinese vase also captured the attention of global bidders. The famille verte Rouleau vase was fought over by a number of bidders, both online and over the phone, eventually selling for £2,800. This figure was way above the original estimate.
The silver section started the auction, with the larger items being sold for the highest bids. All of these items sold within their estimated value, including a Victorian era tea and coffee set that sold for £480.
Jewellery was another successful section, with a number of rings set with diamonds and other precious stones selling within their estimates. Although the Internet auction coincided with Black Friday shopping, the sale was deemed a success. Other categories in the auction included clocks, objets d’art, ceramics, and a number of miscellaneous items.
Quality antique furniture is popular with collectors, as it will enhance the décor of almost any room in the home, in addition to adding value. Rather than buying at auction, where it is often difficult to spend time admiring an item, many collectors choose to buy from a reputable antiques dealer.
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