Our Christmas timed online auction highlights included a 1960’s oil on canvas work by John Hitchens selling for £2,300 (including buyer’s premium); an 18ct gold pocket watch and chain, £3,700; a Georgian mahogany Irish silver table, £2,000; a vintage Rolex watch, £2,000 and a 19th century Chinese altar table achieved £1200.

Post-war British art sale success also included three oil-on-board works by Robert William Hill (1932-1990), a former lecturer in Art and Head of Design in Staines. These works were exhibited at the Mall Galleries for the National Trust Exhibition in 1984 and each fetched between £800-1000.

Running online over a week from November 30th to December 8th this latest timed auction format proved successful once again for both buyers and sellers as even Covid restrictions couldn’t dampen enthusiasm for pre-Christmas spending.

Nor, for that matter, did Brexit issues stop the Irish trade from repatriating a Georgian mahogany silver table or a Chinese altar table returning to the Far East. Our in-house shipping department also means buyers can easily purchase smaller items like jewellery and silver wherever they may be with just a click of a mouse.

Our weekly valuation sessions continue, so if want us to value your treasures, go to Valuations for further details.