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Cuttlestones’ fortnightly Home & Garden sales go from strength to strength

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Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones is seeing a rising trend in the quality of lots and prices achieved during its fortnightly Home and Garden Auctions in Penkridge and Wolverhampton.

Traditionally selling everything from general household furniture to china, silver, jewellery, home appliances and even garden tools, the auction house has been focusing on improving these popular sales over the past 12 months. And it seems to be paying off, with a dramatic rise in the quality of items that are being brought into the sales; which now regularly feature sought-after vintage and modern furniture as well as antiques and collectables that one would more readily associate with Fine Art Sales.

This, combined with the fact the Home and Garden sales are now online with images of every lot, is seeing a boon in the number of bidders – over 300 online bidders bolstered a strong turnout in the room for last Wednesday, 9th November’s sale.

This interest translated directly to sales success, with some interesting highlights across the diverse catalogue. These included Lot 215 – three vintage metal helmets that achieved £800, Lot 265 – a pair of taxidermy badger heads that sold for £650 and Lot 47 – a pair of early engravings (dated 1662) Claudio Gillee featuring goats and cows and mounted in one frame, on which the hammer fell at £320. Lot 87, comprising four trays of Calico Burleigh tea and dinnerware sold for £400 and in the furniture section Lot 543 – a retro Parker Knoll wing arm chair went for £100 while Lot 501; a carved oak ‘Davenport’ style desk, achieved an impressive £380.

MD and Head Auctioneer, Ben Gamble says:

“We’ve been consistently working to bring up the quality of lots catalogued in our collectors’ home and garden sales, and it’s paying dividends. The sales take place on a fortnightly basis in both Penkridge and Wolverhampton and offer a great opportunity for collectors and those looking to furnish their homes in an individual style. We regularly see great mid-century modern furniture, which is enjoying a huge renaissance, pass through these sales alongside more traditional antique furniture and even modern examples from well-known High Street stores.”

Cuttlestones’ next Home and Garden Sale will take place in Wolverhampton on Wednesday, 16th November then in Penkridge on Wednesday, 23rd November. Illustrated catalogues are published at www.cuttlestones.co.uk the Friday prior to each auction and bids can be made live via the internet, in advance by commission or from within the room.

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