Quirky and collectable decorative items go under the hammer at Toovey’s

Toovey’s in West Sussex is 25 this year and offers a number of auctions covering everything from fine art to watches to furniture.

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This 19th century Veritas heater has an estimate of £40-60 at Toovey’s auction of Collectors’ Items and more on July 8.

There’s plenty to be found in the pair of auctions it has this week, starting with today’s Antiques & Period Furniture Sale and continuing tomorrow with an auction of Collectors’ Items, Works of Art, Needleworks & Rugs.

If you’ve ever wanted an unusual or quirky item to liven up your interior, why not try this sale for inspiration and a bit of bidding?

Veritas heater

This 19th century Veritas heater (above) was made to warm a conservatory and its pierced foliate decoration makes it an attractive item to put either in a modern conservatory or elsewhere in the home. Measuring 2ft 6in (76cm) tall it is fitted with a removable lid and hinged door and is available for £40-60.

View and bid for this Veritas heater here

Naïve weathervane

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This 19th century weathervane has an estimate of £350-350 at Toovey’s auction of Collectors’ Items and more on July 8.

Folk art and treen can make excellent decorative additions to the home. This 19th century naïve painted wooden weathervane of a man in a boat was made in the Netherlands and may depict an employee of the Water Board. Measuring 18in (45cm) high, it has an estimate of £350-450.

View and bid for this weathervane here.

Stumpwork panel

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This Indian stumpwork panel has an estimate of £30-50 at Toovey’s auction of Collectors’ Items and more on July 8.

Offering something a little different to hang on the wall, this ornate 20th century Indian stumpwork panel is offered with an estimate of £30-50.

View and bid for this stumpowork panel here

Anglepoise lamp

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This mid-20th century anglepoise lamp has an estimate of £60-100 at Toovey’s auction of Collectors’ Items and more on July 8.

This lighting option is a little out of the ordinary. The mid-20th century design by Herbert Terry & Sons features a marbled creamy gilt finish, maker’s and patent marks to the fork and is raised on a stepped square base. It is available with an estimate of £60-100.

View and bid for this anglepoise lamp here.

Coffee pot selection

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This group of Middle Eastern coffee pots has an estimate of £350-450 at Toovey’s auction of Collectors’ Items and more on July 8.

This job lot of five Middle-Eastern engraved brass coffee pots, thought to be from Afghanistan, are offered with an estimate of £350-450. Their organic forms and intricate decorations make them appealing interior additions.

View and bid for this collection of coffee pots here.


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