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Mon 24 August 2020
The sale of antiques and fine art at The Portcullis Auction Room on 20th August was one of the most successful ever held in these rooms.
There were some 570 Lots, of which over 200 comprised furniture, paintings and objects d’art from the estate of the well know Ludlow collector and connoisseur John W. Gough.
John had amassed a fascinating collection over many decades which included fine English furniture from the 17th century to the Victorian period, English and Continental paintings, watercolour drawings and silver.
He was also a very accomplished painter himself which was reflected in the prices achieved for his works at the sale.
Most lots sold considerably in excess of pre-sale estimates. Notable results included £1,800 for a George II Silver mazarine by Paul de Lamerie; £440 for a Doulton Lambeth vase decorated by Mark V. Marshall; £750 for a Coalport “Adelaide” pattern tea service; £760 for an oil painting by Charles Hunt and £260 for a Lalique “Dhalias” bowl.
Furniture continued its upward trend in these rooms with the hammer falling at £580 for a Georgian card table; £940 for a Queen Anne walnut side chair; £900 for a pair of Queen Anne walnut chairs; £440 for a James II oak joint stool; £630 for a 17th century oak side table; £460 for an oak cricket table and £1,700 for an early 18th century walnut marquetry chest.
Our next sale to be held on Thursday 17th September will include more items for the estate of John W. Gough and also the contents of The Guinness Museum, Tregynon, Mid-Wales.
For any further information on anything relating to the Portcullis Auction Room then please telephone 01584 878822.