Despite the unseasonable weather Morphets of Harrogate Spring Fine Art and Antiques auction was a great success with auction highlights including several pieces of early Mouseman furniture and an original Lowry drawing.
The star of the Thompson of Kilburn ‘Mouseman’ section was this stunning, early oak tallboy which had an estimate of £5500 - £7500. The phone lines battled it out for this piece, which had drawn great attention at our viewings, and after several tense minutes the hammer finally came down at £11,500.
Competition remained high for the remaining Mouseman items including an oak knee hole desk, c.1950 which sold for £3,700 and a Mouseman chest of two short and three long graduated drawers which sold for £3,400.
Other sale highlights included an original pencil drawing, study of a male, by Laurence Stephen Lowry which achieved a hammer price of £8500. Several signed limited editions by Lowry also sold well and have proved increasingly popular in recent sales.
Also doing well was an original oil painting by another Northern artist Brian Shields ‘Braaq’ entitled 'Wm Marble Butchers Shop' which sold for £7500. Morphets have an extensive track history of selling works by this popular artist which can be viewed in our Braaq Archive in the archive section of this website.
Our next Fine Art and Antique sale will be held in our Harrogate auction room on Thursday 7th June. Please contact Elizabeth Pepper-Darling or Nicholas Mellors for a no obligation appraisal of any items you may be considering consigning.