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Lindsay Burns & Company

Antiques & Fine Art Sale

Lindsay Burns & Company

Post-Sale Report

Antique & Fine Art Sale

20th, 21st & 22nd of July 2021

 

To include; The Property of a Lady, Fife, The Contents of Eastertyre, Logierait, Perthshire, A Private Collection of Scottish Pictures, A Private Collection of Jewellery, A Private Collection of Asian Art and various other Property from throughout Scotland

 

The Property of a Lady, Fife, came from Kilmany House, Fife. As a firm we have been involved with Kilmany House for decades. With the impending sale of the house we were asked to assist with the sale of the contents. We removed multiple van loads for auction which have feed several sales to date. The July sale consignment has a lot of traditional country house furniture and objects which included two objects that packed a punch in terms of final hammer price- the first was a lovely little watercolour of The White House, Iona by Frances Campbell Boileau Cadell RSA RSW, at just 17cm x 24cm it proved to be extremely popular, interest in works by the Scottish Colourists always are, it sold for £5,200 hammer. The second was lot 432, a large and impressive Continental silver Art Nouveau wine cooler/ jardiniere so stylistically of the period with its curvey linear detail, stylised lettering and relief decoration- it was hotly contested to £4,200, first seen in the house lurking under. Spider plant!

 

The contents of Eastertyre, Logierait, Perthshire we’re typically country house in every way. A large estate centered with a Georgian house in the Northern part of Perthshire, it had links to the Crabbie Family notable for ginger wine and blended whiskies. The popularity for the type of well worn and well loved antiques that these properties through up is always good. Notable lots included: Lot 110 an 18th century walnut bachelor’s chest of nice size and colour selling for £1,500. Lot 111 a late 19th/ early 20th century burgundy leather upholstered club armchair with its sweeping back and scroll over arms and delightfully aged leather proving to be very popular and selling for £1,700. Lot 158 a Golden Ushak, late 19th century, had its issues, it has been cut and reduced at one end and was down to the weft in one corner where a door had opened and closed over it for many a year, this did not detract from the interest, and it sold for £3,600. Lot 175 - a nasturtium pattern cast iron garden bench, often the type that I have seen disregarded, unloved and heading for the on-site skip sold for £1,300. Part II is coming up for sale in our September sale.

 

A Private collection of Scottish pictures had been consigned from the deceased estate of a notable St. Andrews architect. It included many of the top names in Scottish art albeit small examples of sketches. Three works by James W. H. Cumming RSA RSW created a buzz with lot 389 ‘anatomy of cells’ selling for £1,300. Another work from the group that generated a lot of pre-sale interest was the small but charming lot 396 ‘Seatown with crane’ by Alexander Burns - it sold for £750.

 

A Private collection of Jewellery had been secured for sale back in late January when there was snow lying thick across the country, that combined with a Pandemic was not going to deter us from carrying out our business (in a COVID-19 secure fashion). Taking instruction from a Fiduciary client in Cardiff we were delighted to be asked to conduct the sale of this sparkling collection. Highlights included lot 504 a sapphire and diamond cluster ring at £4,600 and lot 510 a diamond cocktail ring centered with a 3.28ct brilliant cut diamond which caused quite a stir going on to sell for £11,600 (the top price in the sale). We had also secured other good consignments of Jewellery which included lot 495 a ruby and diamond cluster ring selling for £2,000, and lot 499, an Art Deco 2.25ct diamond solitaire ring selling for £8,000.

 

Our private collection of Asian Art included predominantly Chinese & Japanese works of art. The collection has been put together after a life time of collecting, the gentleman used to take the train down to London and attend sales at Christie’s South Ken. and take great pleasure in doing so, as well as rummaging around local antique/ charity shops and of course auctions all in the days before ‘the live sale’. He honed his eye in on snuff bottles and when clearing his property we were encountering ice cream tubs full of snuff bottles! In fact there were 187 snuff bottles offered for sale in 19 x lots selling for £16,910. Highlights included lot 606 @ £2,000, lot 615 @ £2,300 and finally lot 626 @ £2,600. We had interested from the UK, USA and China on this collection- excellent results and delighted vendor. 

 

Other properties from throughout Scotland included: lot 598 a Chinese blue and white vase provenanced back to China circa 1900, which sold for £2,700 (this is the one you featured a few weeks ago). Lot 259 was our WW2 commando military lot that related to dispatch rider who landed in the Normandy beaches - it included medals, weapons, clothing, papers etc., it generated lots of local press interest, see our Instagram page which shows that in a post, with The Courier, it went on to sell for £9,100. Lot 100 an Indo- colonial secretarie cabinet @ £3,000. Lot 269 Edinburgh bracket clock @ £2,200. Lot 534 A rare Monart lamp @ £1,750. Lot 75 a Chinese console table at £9,400 and lot 433 an Official Oman silver and lapis lazuli covered chalice that was the property of a former Lord Mayor of London, 685th Lord Mayor 2012-13, the late Roger Gifford.

 

All prices including Buyer’s Premium of 20% + VAT

 

Notes to Editors

Lindsay Burns & Company is a family run firm of Auctioneers and Valuers located in Perth, conducting quarterly Antiques and Fine Art Sales together with regular Antique & General Sales. All our auctions are conducted live online via our state of the art live bidding platform. We provide valuations for sale, inheritance tax and insurance as well as advise on the sale of Antiques, Fine Art and Chattels. With our own transport we are well equipped to undertake the uplift of a single item or clear an entire estate.

Established in 1982, 2022 sees us celebrating 40 years in business, the saleroom and offices at located at 6 King Street in the City of Perth. The premises date back to 1834 and the interior with its stained and leaded glass windows provides a suitable background for the sale of Antiques, Fine Art and Chattels. With its own car park the consignment and collection of goods is simple and convenient. For further information please visit www.lindsayburns.co.uk

Lot 47. 19th century hall bench attributed to George Bullock, sold for £3,600
Lot 47. 19th century hall bench attributed to George Bullock, sold for £3,600
Lot 310. Frances Boileau Cadell RSA RSW (1883-1937) The WHite House Iona, watercolour, signed, sold for £5,200
Lot 310. Frances Boileau Cadell RSA RSW (1883-1937) The WHite House Iona, watercolour, signed, sold for £5,200
Eastertyre, Logierait, Perthshire
Eastertyre, Logierait, Perthshire
Lot 510. A white metal and diamond set cocktail ring, sold for £11,600
Lot 510. A white metal and diamond set cocktail ring, sold for £11,600
Lot 158. A Golden Ushak carpet, late 19th century, sold for £3,600
Lot 158. A Golden Ushak carpet, late 19th century, sold for £3,600

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Sale Date

Tuesday 20th July, Wednesday 21st July and Thursday 22nd July
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Three day sale of Antiques & Fine Art 20th, 21st & 22nd of July 2021
Three day sale of Antiques & Fine Art 20th, 21st & 22nd of July 2021

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