AUCTION RESULTS: Country House Sale

Posted On: 23 Nov 2022

This sale included just under 800 lots, most of which came from The Grange in Goathland….

AUCTION RESULTS: Country House Sale


Some fantastic results were achieved during the sale on Friday 18th, 19th November at Ryedale Auctioneers, Kirbymoorside, with many lots exceeding their estimates.

The two-day sale opened with fine jewellery, silver, and a large collection of Whitefriars vases that were extremely popular with buyers, with many selling for hundreds of pounds, including the a ‘Nipple’ pattern textured glass vase in Kingfisher blue (sold for £1250), and a ‘Drunken Bricklayer’ vase in the indigo colourway (sold for £720). Amongst the highlights of the jewellery section was an 18ct yellow gold cross pendant set with blue stones (sold for £820).

Other notable lots selling well on the first day was a 1960’s Tudor Oyster Prince automatic wristwatch (sold for £1900), a Mouseman octagonal oak mantel clock (sold for £1700), 1950’s Rolex Precision 9ct gold cased wristwatch (sold for £1450).

Further highlights from day one included a selection of whisky including an Old & Rare Platinum Selection Single Cask Single Malt (sold for £2650), and in the ceramics section a C1920s Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre octagonal bowl (sold for £860).

Day two of the sale included contents of The Grange, Goathland which is a late 19th Century country house, that had been in private ownership for many decades in Goathland a small village, set in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, also where popular TV show Heartbeat was filmed. The owners had amassed a large collection of antiques, may of which had been passed down through generations.

A brilliant sketchbook by George Weatherill (1810 -1890), including 95 pencil sketches of Whitby and surrounding areas, some titled, including ‘Iburndale, In Whitby Harbour’ ‘Whitby from Larpool’ sold for £5600. A strong furniture section included a Victorian white painted pine kitchen dresser (sold for £1500), and an early C19th Dutch floral marquetry decorated walnut bombe bureau (sold for £1250).

The sale achieved a total hammer price of £139,264