Top Lots

The team at Charterhouse report another great year during 2021 for the Sherborne based auctioneers despite difficulties faced by Covid-19.

“I always tend to look back over at the auctions we held over the year when at home over Christmas and New Year.” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is time to reflect what was sold and to process 2021. Although the year was difficult for many reasons we still achieved many stunning results for our clients”

2021 certainly started with a bang at Charterhouse with a collection of walking sticks from a client in Devon. Overall, the collection sold for in excess of £100,000 with buyers from England, America and Europe bidding to buy lots.

This was perhaps the most interesting point for Charterhouse, selling to buyers across the world in the midst of a global pandemic. However, as ever, collectors will collect regardless of what else might be going on.

Another collection to sell for over £100,000 was the residual contents from a country house. Located in the Home Counties the Charterhouse vans were often spotted on the A303, M3 and M25 as many trips were made collecting items for auction.

The star lot from this country house was a large 18th century tapestry depicting Apollo which sold for £20,000. Also from the house came two pairs of bronze and ormolu candelabra which sold for £11,000 & £8,000 respectively and an oil painting of the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, for £9,800

Other notable results from the year was £9,800 for a set of 1937 gold coins, a single owner collection of radios at £14,500, a single owner of cameras £33,700, a gents Rolex Submariner wristwatch £11,000, another Rolex Submariner with a green bezel £10,500, a gents Rolex Explorer £11,500 and a large diamond solitaire ring for £20,000.

However, the one lot which astounded everyone was a dilapidated Shepherd hut from a house near Shaftesbury. With holes in the roof and rotten woodwork, this sold for a staggering £13,000 to a buy in London.

The Charterhouse specialist classic car and motorcycle departments also reported strong bidding across the board in all auctions. Star cars included a 2003 Noble M12 GTO 3R which sold for £40,000, a 1989 Porsche 911 Targa £37,000 and a barn stored 1975 Ford Escort RS2000 needing full restoration at £24,000.

Top classic motorcycle lots included a 2018 Manx Norvin for £43,000, a 1947 Vincent Rapide with a sidecar £29,750 and a 1974 Ducati 750 Sport £28,000.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their February specialist auctions of silver, jewellery and watches, followed by classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, both being held in the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum and Asian Art in April.

Richard Bromell and the team of specialists at Charterhouse can be contacted for advice and valuations or to arrange a free home visit at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 info@charterhouse-auction.com

An 18th century tapestry from a country house in the Home Counties sold for £20,000

Gents Rolex Submariner sold for £11,000

Dilapidated shepherd hut sold for £13,000

1989 Porsche Targa sold for £37,000

2018 Manx Norvin sold for £43,000