Furniture and Jewellery Auction fetches £82,000


A Collection of Furniture and Jewellery sold on behalf of the MND Association fetched £82,000 in Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers’ live/online auction of Antiques and Collectables on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

The collection of in the region of 80 items included jewellery, furniture and silver. The highest price was paid for a French sapphire and diamond ring circa 1960s, which sold for £18,000 to an internet bidder after much interest on the telephones and internet. It had been estimated to fetch £6,000-8,000 [lot 385].

Elsewhere, among the furniture being sold was a 17th century oak refectory table that had an estimate of £600-800 which sold to for £3,800 [lot 6] and a pair of Victorian novelty ebonised tortoise footstools sold for £1,200 against an estimate of £200-400 [lot 13].

The jewellery section was exceptional! With at least seven telephone bidders, commission and internet bidders. Notable pieces included a diamond and sapphire line bracelet, which exceeded expectations and sold for £5,500 [lot 382], while an aquamarine and diamond bracelet circa 1940s sold for £5,400 [lot 381] and a pair of emerald cabochon and diamond clip pins/brooches circa 1920s sold for £4,800 [lot 379].

Familiar face Catherine Southon, who is known to many through her work on several of the daytime BBC Antiques Programmes, is based in Chislehurst in Kent. She said:

“We were honoured to be selling one of the most exceptional single owner collections of jewellery that we have ever sold, and were delighted to donate the proceeds to the MND Association.”

Following the sale, Emma Fellows, Legacy Marketing Manager for the Association, commented:

“We are very grateful to the person who chose to make this provision in their will, ensuring that the MND Association benefited from the sale of these personal items. As a charity we rely entirely on the generosity of supporters to fund the research, care coordination and campaigning we do with, for and on behalf of people with MND. When a person chooses to leave a gift in their will to the Association – either money or, as in this case, the proceeds of a sale – they are creating a legacy which will benefit future generations.”

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