Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview






ON WEDNESDAY 28th March at 10 a.m. prompt

Viewing Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 12pm to 6pm & Morning of Sale from 8.30am

Approx. 1000 lots


Furniture inc. pair cane & mah. plantation chairs, linenfold cupboard, 1930’s walnut cupboard on chest, inlaid mah. wardrobe, pine dresser, military style partners desk, roll top desk, lge. Camphor chest, oak refectory table, dropend chaise, duet seat, James Shoolbred cabinet, stained chest of drawers, pine trunks & boxes, carved gateleg table, carved oak 2 door bookcase, oak buffets, campaign chair etc, Clocks & Watches inc. Deco French garniture, mantel & wall clocks, sil. Pocket watch, wrist watches etc,  Silver inc. cased cruet & christening sets, basting spoon, toast rack, cream jugs, bonbon dishes, jars, sherry label etc, Plate inc. stag charger, kettle, tea & coffee pots, cutlery sets, candlestick etc Jewellery inc.solitaire diamond pendant, 6 strand amethyst necklace, gold & silver pendant, gold & silver gem set rings etc , Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc. skimmers, kettles, measures, oil lamps, fire screen, torch etc, Collectables inc. Dunhill Tinder Pistol lighter, Staunton chess sets, coins, ormolu candelabra, Heubach Lopplesdorf doll, wind up gramophone, mandolin, lantern slides, old baskets, cartwheel table, stone lions, Nintendo & Casio Donkey Kong & Safebuster, cigarette cards etc, China & Glass inc. Royal Crown Derby Imari paperweights, Beswick dogs, Masons, Denby & Mintons dinnerware, Elton jug, Oriental chargers & vases, jelly moulds, Copenhagen faun etc,  Pictures & Prints, Modern pine & other furniture inc. wardrobe, bedsides, large bookshelf, Ercol & other tables & chairs, shop display counter, dressing table, new double bed & lounge suite, garden & other tools, plant pots etc.  



*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for April 18th Sale from Thurs. 29th March   by appointment)


Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale


Plantation or Planters chairs developed from a low slung type of Spanish armchair & were popular throughout the colonies. Plantation owners originating from Europe usually took their own furniture on their travels & these chairs were found as far away as the Caribbean & India. A pair on offer here are of typical English design with wooden frames & integral curving cane bucket seat. The arms fold outwards to form leg rests for maximum comfort. The have turned front legs & are generously proportioned at 39” high & 57” deep when fully extended. In good condition they should achieve £200/300.

Vintage lighters are a popular field for Collectors. Amongst many models produced by Dunhill was the Tinder Pistol lighter which was first issued in 1936. It resembles an 18th Century flintlock pistol & has brass fittings & an oak butt. It has the patent number 592139 & was manufactured in England & the USA. It is 5 ½” long & has a guide of £40/60.

A French Art Deco 3 piece clock garniture has a patterned rouge & grey marble case & square dial enclosing an 8 day movement. A spelter German Shepherd dog lies on top of the clock case, which is flanked by 2 square section  vases. The clock is 11 ½” wide & the 3 pieces in good order ask £60/80.

Again very much in the Deco taste is a 5 piece silver cruet set comprising pairs of salts & pepperettes  & a lidded mustard pot. They are of chamfered square & rectangular design & retain their blue glass liners. The carry the hallmarks for Adie Bros Ltd Chester 1929. Complete with fitted case they have an estimate of £70/80.

An unusual ormolu twin light candelabra in the Rococo manner reflects the exuberant designs of 18th Century Europe. It has a central blue glazed vase shaped body & an elaborate floral & foliate framework. Each of the sconces is hung with crystal drops. It stands 18” high & is reasonably priced at £30/40.

Retro electronic games are proving increasingly popular. A Nintendo Donkey Kong II Model JR55 was first released in 1983. An example complete with original box should realise £30/50.

Amongst a number of Royal Crown Derby paperweights on offer is a 2002 Ltd Edition Russian Walrus with box.  It is 5” wide & is decorated with the usual Imari palette, priced at £50/60.