AUCTION RESULTS: Country House Sale

Posted On: 23 Nov 2022 by Vanya Slater

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



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