The Charterhouse August two day auction includes a vast range of silver, jewellery, watches, wine, antiques and interiors.
“We remain flat out in the salerooms having cleared a number of West Country homes and have also been instructed to auction several specialist collections.” Commented Richard Bromell. “But perhaps the best thing about this two day auction is the great diversity of the lots.”
Going under the Charterhouse gavel on Thursday 5th August are specialist sales of silver, jewellery and watches. Heading up the jewellery is a massive diamond solitaire ring. At over 6ct the diamond, about the size of a thumb nail, is estimated at £24,000-28,000. In the watch section, it is an iconic Rolex dating from 1964 which is the star lot. Having been bought in Bristol new by the owners late Uncle, this is estimated at £10,000-15,000.
Needless to say, there are also more modestly estimated jewellery including a gold charm bracelet at £700-1,000, watches and silver with an 18th century silver coffee pot £300-500 and along with many other lots in the sale estimated from just £50.
On day two of the auction, Friday 7th August, there are hundreds more lots, this time including a large selection of wine and spirits. For cognac connoisseur’s there is a rare magnum of Croizet Bonaparte cognac for £300-500.
Also on the Friday there are antiques and interiors for the home. One of the more unusual lots here is a vintage gypsy caravan residing near Wimborne, ideal for use as a home office or guest accommodation or even for going travelling in, is estimated at £6,000-8,000. There is also a shepherds hut called Daisy, which resides in Yorkshire. Being sold in situ, and ready to generate income as an Airbnb, and is estimated at £10,000-12,000.
For inside the house, there is a collection of modern designer furniture. There are polished steel and leather mounted cabinets through to Julian Chichester chests, all being sold without reserve.
Viewing for the auction, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne is on Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th 10am-5pm each day.
Alternatively, you can view the sale online via www.charterhouse-auction.com where live internet bidding is also available.
Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their next specialist auctions with automobilia & enamel signs on 18th August, coins, medals & stamps 5th September followed by model cars, toys, clocks & collector’s items on Friday 6th and then classic and vintage cars at the Haynes International Motor Museum on 5th October with classic and vintage motorcycles, also at Haynes, on Thursday 14th October.
Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for valuations and to arrange a free home visit at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.charterhouse-auction.com
Rare 1964 Rolex Explorer wristwatch £10,000-15,000
Magnum of Croizet Bonaparte cognac £300-500
Vintage gypsy caravan £6,000-8,000
Gold charm bracelet in the jewellery section £700-1,000
18th century silver coffee pot in the silver sale £300-500