Auctioneers Jones and Jacob
A very good time to invest in antique furniture
The buildings have been finished to a very high standard with great energy efficient features, including LED lights, double glazing and serious insulation.
Another new feature of the saleroom is a small catering facility which supplies all the usual requirements including tea, cakes and the most excellent bacon rolls on auction days.
Managing director Simon Jones says “We have a brand new saleroom with the luxury of full central heating and modern lighting allowing clients objects to be seen to best advantage.
"Viewing prior to every sale is on the Saturday morning and all day Monday and Tuesday before the auction, giving everyone ample time to see lots first hand in detail.”
The auctions are every second Wednesday of the month of about 600 lots
These auctions are now available on line via the-saleroom.com allowing buyers to bid from the comfort of their own front rooms. This has produced strong international completion for lots such as an Arabian dagger selling for £800 against an estimate of £80-120 to a buyer in the Middle East.
The full listing can also be seen on the Jones and Jacob website about a week before the sale where the lots are illustrated and there is an opportunity to ask for more detailed images if specially required.
Auctions always include a range of selected antique furniture, ranging from Georgian and Victorian dining tables and oak dressers to fine examples of French cherry wood farmhouse tables, as well as a selection of porcelain and silver for collectors and investors.
For those wanting to furnish a house Jones and Jacob will have almost everything required except electrical and household items. Simon regards it as a very good time to invest in antique furniture as it is much better value for money than anything new and very green; research has shown that a modern chest of drawers has used about 16X the energy that a Victorian or Georgian one has consumed in its entire existence. It also has the benefit of not requiring you to assemble it and should you need to sell it later you will always get something back, which cannot be said of new furniture.
Top Image - A Staffordshire brown glazed teacup and saucer with silver mounts and two bone china coffee cups and saucers with silver holders
Middle Image - A Sally Tuffin tube lined vase, tulips, number 15, 8" high
Bottom Image - A Royal Doulton oval commemorative bowl, "The Henri Grace A Dieu"