An Eye for Design, the two-catalogue sale of over 400 lots from the collection of specialised decorative arts dealer Paul Reeves provided stellar results for Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.
Highly-sought after watercolour and oil paintings by Forfar artist James Watterston Herald were among the items from an Angus manse which sold at auction for £1million.
A curiosity of the horological world is the early “flat”, or horizontal, clock.
A remarkable collection of artwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries once housed in a former Angus manse is to be auctioned in what is described as one of the most exciting sales of 2018.
Angus Council was rightly cock-a-hoop at the discovery near Carnoustie of a Bronze Age spearhead with a gold socket at the end of its shaft. The weapon is one of only five gold-bound spears to have been found in Britain and Ireland.
ON WEDNESDAY, Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull will sell an early 19th Century mahogany stick barometer by J. Della Torre of Perth. It carries tempting pre-sale hopes of £300-£500.
GROWING UP as one of three mischievous brothers, our parents did the sensible thing and tried to keep precious objects out of our sight.
The Courier carried details of Lyon & Turnbull’s recent antiques sale in Edinburgh due to its inclusion of contents from Ravensby Hall, Carnoustie.