Large turn out at McAfee’s Fine Furnishings Sale

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A VERY large turnout at both viewings and sale resulted in a 97% success sale rate at McAfee Auctions sale last Friday night.

It was a really busy night with a packed sale room and hundreds of telephone bids, resulting in a much improved trade for good pieces of furniture, collectibles, silver and jewellery which included a private collection of gold jewellery, watches etc.

 Top price of the sale was £1,600 for a hand crafted table and chair set, followed by £1,250 for a very nice four piece silver coffee service.

 Other prices include £1,000 for a three door credenza, £700 for a two door bookcase, £675 for a linen press, £425 for a tall chest, £300 for a pair of leather armchairs, mahogany work table £300, £440 for a cylinder top writing desk, mahogany tea pot £450, mahogany cellarette £575, carved dragon chair £240, revolving bookcase £320, two door bookcase £340, cabriole leg settee £420, two upholstered settees £425, kneehole desk £230, walnut dining suite £300, pair of wing backed armchairs 3360, inlaid centre table £270, wool rug £320, open bookcase £260, pair of bedside cabinets £420, £250, three door wardrobe £300, pair of armchairs £190, astragal small bookcase £300, oak open bookcase £240, pair of oils, Venice £550, G Moore oil £230, W Cunningham oil £330, Rooney oil £260, Con Campbell oil £140, Frank Egginton watercolours £600 and £280, Susan Webb watercolour £160 etc.

 Collectibles include £700 for a Baldwyn lidded worcester vase, £660 for a carved ivory figurine, Royal dux figures £460, £280 and £200, Fabrege egg £500, Tyrone crystal lamp £320, Waterford crystal lamp £320, set of five beswick birds £240, silver tea pot £280, Dutch silver snuff box £170, Georgian vinaigrette £170 etc.

 Demand for a private collection of jewellery and other nice pieces were high and included £800 for a gold, diamond and sapphire wrist watch, £600 for a gold and diamond watch, gold chains £220, £180, £260 and £170, gold pearl and diamond necklace £680, pearl bracelet £180, gold rings £210, £190, £240, £490, £460 and £190, gold bangle £210, gold bracelet £280, gold pocket chain £300, gold necklace £210, gold pocket watch £360, £320, £490, £300 and £385, spade guinea £280, half sovereign £125 etc.

 McAfee Auctions are always looking for good quality items or complete house clearance for their quarterly fine furnishings or general sales.  Simply telephone them on 028 276 67669.