Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview






ON WEDNESDAY 17th April 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. Edw. & other display cabinets, oak dresser, roll top desk, sets chairs, 6 plank & Deco coffers, work & games tables, studded Zanzibar box, chaise longue, desks & bureaus, Vict. Chests of drawers, ext. dining table & leaves, mirrors, pine trunk, rugs, oak drawleaf table, small pine settle etc, Clocks & Watches inc. Jaegar LeCoultre glass clock, mantel & wall clocks, assorted new & used ladies & gents watches, Silver inc. cased berry spoon set, tazza, large vase, photo frames, sugar sifter, antique snuff box, scent flask, cruets, spoons, cheroot holder, Horner hat pins, silver gilt chatelaine etc, Plate, Jewellery inc. selection 9ct pendant necklaces, 9ct identity bracelet, silver charm & identity bracelets, amber, gem set rings & bar brooches, silver rings, pendants & chains etc, Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc. lidded frying pan, kettles, plaques,easels, vases, scuttle, brass card table etc, Collectables inc. taxidermy magpie, brass bound casket, Hornby train set, Meccano bus, Klingenthal cavalry sword & other swords & sheath knives, Stitchwell sewing machine, mounted horns,large plaster lion, accordion etc, China & Glass inc. lge selection Portmeirion, Beswick chestnut Bois Roussel racehorse, Beswick dogs, birds & horses, Goebl children, Doulton character jugs, Lladro & Nao, coloured glass, Torquayware, stoneware flagons etc, Pictures & Printsinc. Selection Widgery prints, after G. Knight boats oil, G. Trevoc w/c etc  Modern pine & other furniture inc. wardrobes, tables & chairs, chests of drawers & dressing tables, desk, bookcases, bedsides, nest tables, white goods, selection tools inc. pillar drill, bench & band saws etc , garden tools etc.   


*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for May 15th Sale from Thurs. 18th April by appointment)


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


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale



A chatelaine is a decorative metal belt hook attached to a ladies belt which has several chains hung from it to attach useful small household objects for easy access. The use of these goes back to the days of ancient Rome & remnants of which have also been found in British female graves dating back to the 7th Century.

They were particularly popular in the 19th Century & the more elaborate designs would be worn by ladies of a high rank in society. A fine French silver gilt version has a main cross shaped section decorated with relief plaques of historical figures within openwork garlanded borders from which 4 chains are hung. One has a needle case, another an notebook with ivory leaves & a third a later propelling pencil by the well known London firm Sampson Mordan. This unusual piece has a guide of £280/320.

Jaegar LeCoultre is a luxury Swiss brand of clocks & watches founded in 1833 by Antoine LeCoultre & based in La Sentier, where it is still based today. Later collaborations with the French company of Edmond Jaegar saw the company renamed in 1937, joining the 2 brands.

A mantel clock dating from around 1960 comes with rectangular gilt brass surround, enclosing a thick plate glass face with  integrated visible movement. The numerals are denoted by star motifs & it also has added decoration in the form of a 3 D effect galleon under sale. It is 8” wide & is on offer at £200/250.

The weaponry firm Klingenthal is based in the north eastern region of France near Strasbourg & is well placed with water power for hydraulic forges & grindstones & local sources of iron ore & wood. The firm was initially established to free the French from reliance on imported foreign weaponry & is said to have poached some of their early workers from their German rivals Solingen.

A 19th Century French cavalry sword bears the firms name at the top of the 32” curved steel blade. It is fitted with a decorative brass basketwork  guard & pommel & a ridged wooden grip with brass ropework detailing. It comes complete with original scabbard with 2 hanging rings & in good order is priced at £300/400.

A Beswick racehorse Bois Roussel was modelled after the 1938 Derby winner & was the first realistic horse figure modelled by Arthur Gredington, after his arrival at the factory. The horse himself was actually dark brown in colour, but Beswick produced the model in a number of colours including the chestnut version on offer here. It comes complete with backstamp & original paper label & has a guide of £120/150.

The factory of William Sellers was based in Keighly, Yorkshire & produced sewing machines from 1854 – 1924, but also diversified into knitting machines & bicycles! The model known as Stitchwell dates from around 1890 & has a distinctive fiddle shaped base. It is offered with its original wooden case & is priced at £70/100.

Amongst the silver section is a rectangular snuff box by Thomas Lawrence of Birmingham. It has engine turned & linear decoration & of good guage asks £110/130.