A private collection of silver ware, was the highlight at McAfee Auctions sale last Thursday night at a packed room and numerous telephone bidders fought it out for over 60 lots of solid silver, removed from 25 years of storage.
Top price for the silver lots was £1,300 for an early large two handled tray, £1,075 for a four piece solid silver tea service, another £925. An amazing private collection of Royal Crown Derby, again stored away for years also gained considerable interest, as did a collection of Waterford, ruby and gold sovereigns.
Oil paintings by Charles McAuley realised £1,150, and numerous pieces of furniture were also battled out.
Again small pieces of gold including medals, rings and watches were popular, including the collection of sovereigns which realised £2,800, two gold medals £400 and £270. A twin pedestal writing desk realised £675, a flintlock blunderbuss £800, small McAuley oil £820, J W Carey watercolour £370, and a fantastic collection of Royal Crown Derby tableware £3,450.
Nice pieces of furniture including a walnut Sutherland table £640, selection of chests £370, £260 and £190, other paintings sold including a pair of watercolours by B Davis £220, Bobbie Anderson watercolour £200, Gregory Moore oils £230 and £200, J P Rooney £180, W Cunningham £320, D Overend £210, A Binder £360.
Other prices included a collection of Waterford £1,635, a two door bookcase £725, oak barometer £320, pair of gilted and glass table lamps £540, Galle style vase £270, turn over leaf games table £280, six piece bedroom suite £750, drawing room suite £400, J Gordon long case clock £625, silver spirit kettle £560, pair of candelabras £925, three piece tea service £370, silver dish £300, silver card trays £290 and £275, silver jewel casket £320, vinaigrette £300, snuff box £230, silver coffee pot £250, two door side cabinet £300, bronze horse £330, pair of peg lamps £210, rare Irish whiskey jug £380, large hummell £230, four fold carved screen £480, gilted centre table £180, music cabinet £170, writing desk £400, single end settee £230, gold pocket watch £330, ladies pendant watch £250, sapphire and diamond bangle £260, 18ct gold ring £310, gold sovereigns from £208 - £230, Sitzendorf figurine £170, Royal Dux figurine £300, three piece palour suite £250, figurine ‘The Dancer’ £220, rams head table lamp £280, four poster bed £280, triple weight clock £280.
McAfee auctions next sale is in ‘The Old Court House, Loughgall’, on Thursday the 31st of May @ 7.00pm – further details in next weeks press. McAfee auctions are always looking for good quality lots for the monthly collective sales – contact them on 028 276 67669.