Antiques column: Plenty of variety at sale

Joseph Mellor painting, which is expected to sell for between �1,500 and �2,500.
Joseph Mellor painting, which is expected to sell for between �1,500 and �2,500.

A wide range of items will go under the hammer at a Fine Art and Antiques sale held by Chris Clubley and Co on 7 March.

As with previous Fine Art sales, a fully illustrated catalogue will be available online via and the auctioneer’s website.

Leading the painting section is an oil on canvas by the renowned Barnsley artist Joseph Mellor. The large canvas depicts a waterfall in Derbyshire with two people collecting wood. The painting is expected to sell for between £1,500 and £2,500. Contained, also, within the large fine art section is a late 19th / early 20th century furnishing oil depicting a highland scene. The oil was a gift to the present vendor’s family from the Stapledon family of Lakenham House, Northam Devon in 1910. The painting carries a modest estimate of £30 – £50. Prime proof that bargains can still be found in the saleroom.

A Lalique vase forms part of the glass section. Estimated at £700 to £1,000 the vase is a leading example of Rene Lalique’s work.

Time keeping will not be a problem throughout the sale as four longcase clocks have been consigned besides a smaller grandmother clock. Pocket watches, including a ladies 18ct gold example, also can be unearthed.

A considerable selection of 18th century and later furniture will be available at the sale. Briefly including a late 19th century salon suite, an Edwardian mirror back sideboard, an Edwardian china cabinet, a Victorian nursing chair, two gramophones, a Scotch chest of draws, an early 20th century revolving bookcase, a late 19th century music cabinet, a Victorian chaise longue, an early 19th chest of drawers, a Victorian scroll arm sofa, a child’s Windsor armchair, a barrel Georgian corner cupboard, a 20th century stinkwood bureau bookcase, an early 20th century sideboard and various occasional tables.

A varied silver section will ensure the sale is well attended by the silver trade and private collectors. A silver comport with twin handles, Sheffield 1938 and a small silver pin dish Dublin 1966 form part of the substantial collection.

Viewing for the sale will be on the day, 7 of March, between 10am and 1pm. The sale starting with outside general lots at 1pm. A printed catalogue will be available form the Market Weighton office by the middle of next week. A fully illustrated online catalogue should be available by the weekend.