Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scotland Auction April 15 : Moffat antique collector to sell collections - Dumfries and Galloway Standard

Moffat antique collector to sell of some of his collections - Dumfries and Galloway Standard:

"Colin Stokes who has lived in Archbank House in the Upper Annandale town for the past 10 years has decided to sell-off an eclectic collection which spans five centuries.

He has spent a lifetime visiting auctions acquiring treasures but says that they are overwhelming the home and he has chosen to go to auction.

His collection mirrors his interest in weaving, music, carving and textiles.
The house is dotted with carvings including a large model of a winged angel.
Collectors have expressed keen interest in the 25 spinning wheels collected by Colin over the years with the earliest dating to the 18th Century. Varying in style, they trace the development of the spinning wheel and include a number from Scotland. Of particular note is one from Kirkowen Mill, Wigtown, and there are also a number from the Islands.
A Bluthner Grand piano and two harps will be in the sale.
There is also a large collection of 36 lots of Victorian beadwork displayed throughout Archbank, including a fine Victorian beadwork fire screen as well as panels and tea cosies. The house also contains a good quality Victorian gothic nine-train musical tube clock as well as a fine cloisonné decorated mantle clock.
Visit to view the catalogue.
Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions will conduct the sale of 501 lots, to be followed by a large selection of outside effects, at the country house on Saturday, April 16, at 11am. And there has already been huge interest according to auctioneer Sybelle Thomson. She says that since the sale was announced this week, the Dumfries offices have been inundated with enquiries from across the UK and abroad. A lot of internet bidder interest is expected for the sale with all items to go on view on Friday, April 15, from 10am to 4pm."

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