Quirky and collectable decorative items go under the hammer at Toovey’s07 July 2020 Toovey’s in West Sussex is 25 this year and offers a number of auctions covering everything from fine art to watches to furniture.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.