An 18th century English walnut long-case clock by Francis Reynolds, Kensington, sold for £2,794 An 18th century English walnut long-case clock by Francis Reynolds, Kensington, sold for £2,794

The Surrey house Ewbank's saw high end results as their spring sale closed on 11 April. With buyers from the UK and from overseas the online service and phone lines were as busy as the actual sale room.

“The third day, clocks and furniture auctions, was a really strong day of sales for us, with 90 per cent of all lots sold, raising a final price of more than £100,000, beating the predicted estimates by around one-third." said Chris Ewbank, senior partner and auctioneer. 

Competition was fierce between three bidders on the phone, all based in Malta, for a 19th century Maltese walnut serpentine commode. It had a final hammer price of £6,985 Competition was fierce between three bidders on the phone, all based in Malta, for a 19th century Maltese walnut serpentine commode. It had a final hammer price of £6,985.

A 19th century French Boulle folding card table had a final price of £1,905. It had a serpentine front with gilt metal mounts on cabriole legs A 19th century French Boulle folding card table had a final price of £1,905. It had a serpentine front with gilt metal mounts on cabriole legs

“Clock sales were particularly strong with the sales on some rare and fine quality pieces, and there were also lots of bidders and some strong prices seen on brown furniture! Fingers crossed this section of the furniture market has finally turned a corner." said Chris Ewbank. 

A rare mid-17th century English brass lantern clock, saw a battle of three phone bidders, going against multiple bidders online and in the room. It had a final price of £16,510 A rare mid-17th century English brass lantern clock, saw a battle of three phone bidders, going against multiple bidders online and in the room. It had a final price of £16,510

A very sought-after, a rare mid-17th century English brass lantern clock, went for £16,510 way above the estimate of between £5,000 and £6,000. Made by the renowned clockmaker William Selwood, a Free Brother in the Clockmakers' Company from 1633.

A fine 19th century French mahogany long-case regulator, by Jean-Aimé Jacob, had a final price of £9,398 A fine 19th century French mahogany long-case regulator, by Jean-Aimé Jacob, had a final price of £9,398

This 19th century French mahogany, weight-driven, long duration, long-case regulator, was another highlight from the clocks sale. With an estimate between £3,000 and £5,000 the final price landed on £9,398. With a silvered dial with Roman numerals, blued hands and center seconds, the case is inset with a barometer and two thermometers. The make Jean-Aimé Jacob (1793 – 1871) was a highly regarded clock-maker, with prizes from various expositions in his resumé and was knighted by the Legion of Honour in 1859.

A limited edition Garrard Silver Jubilee Clock had a final price of £1,969 A limited edition Garrard Silver Jubilee Clock had a final price of £1,969

An early 19th century ebonised three train fusee bracket clock, sold for £2,540 An early 19th century ebonised three train fusee bracket clock, sold for £2,540

Have you got something at home worth selling? Ewbank’s is currently accepting consignments for their upcoming sales: April Decorative Arts and Contemporary Art, May Garden Furniture, Wines and Spirits, and Toys and Models as well as the Fine Sale in June.

To see more of Ewbank's realised prices on Barnebys, click here!

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